Sleeps 6 (can accommodate extra children’s beds)
The Chief’s House has three bedrooms, each with a king size or twin beds and the finest bed linens. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room.
The master bedroom has an outdoor bath set among natural rocks, where you can bathe by candlelight under the stars.
The sitting room has a mesmerising open fireplace and is comfortably furnished with luxurious sofas and you’ll find plenty of board games to keep everyone entertained in the evenings. A spacious dining room adjoins the open plan living room. A deck runs the full length of this area and is perfect for al fresco dining and there is a small plunge-pool to cool off from the midday sunshine.
Your day often starts with a leisurely breakfast unless you want to do an early morning activity. Breakfast is served at the time of your choice followed by your chosen private activity. The idea of staying with us is a relaxing one and we don’t enforce early starts like lots of other lodges in Africa!
There is a fully equipped kitchen across the courtyard from the dining room, where your personal butler will serve delicious food prepared by our talented chef.
If you don’t feel like eating in the villa, we can provide great food poolside, or arrange a picnic or dinner in the bush, with the clink of crystal and silverware accompanying the sounds of the Kenyan wildlife. Eating in the library for a night of your stay is also a special experience.
While your butler is at your disposal for food and drink, it’s your Maasai guide who will tend to your more active needs.
The Chiefs House comes with exclusive use of a 4×4 private safari vehicle and your own personal Maasai guide ensuring maximum privacy and allowing you to experience our special part of Laikipia at your own pace. Your guide will accompany you on all activities outside the lodge and you will learn all about their culture, history and traditions whilst they show you their ancient lands.
Your personal Maasai guide will help you get to know the stunning wilderness, with its abundance of plants, birds, and animals. He can answer any question about the Maasai culture and is an expert on the ‘small stuff’ too – wildflowers, insects, beetles, butterflies and moths.
There are plenty of ways to get around our 40,000 acre private conservancy. If you don’t feel like driving or walking when viewing some of the Kenyan wildlife, you can ride a quad bike, mountain bike, camel, or horse!
The thrill of a close encounter with a herd of elephants, wild dog or a dusk leopard will give you plenty of great stories to tell when you get back home.
The Chief’s House is the largest of our villas and is a huge three bedroom villa that is beautifully designed, styled and furnished. There is lots of space, ambience and privacy for a family or group of friends to enjoy.
Here is African minimalist design decorated with wonderful art, fabrics and artefacts from across the continent.
The sculpted roof collects rainfall, and blends into its rocky surroundings. Inside, the roof provides vaulted ceilings for the sumptuously cool modern interiors.
There are breathtaking views of the rolling mountains and rugged hills of northern Kenya and our private 40,000-acre Ol Lentille Conservancy. Our private wildlife reserve is home to elephants, greater kudu, African wild dogs, leopard, and the endangered Grevy’s zebra to name but a few.