Sleeps 2 (space for extra child beds)
The Sultan’s House has a 40 foot long living room. This is the perfect place for dining and relaxing. The spacious entryway to the living room is a great place to eat breakfast. At night the room has a very special atmosphere, with subtle lighting providing the perfect ambience for romantic or family dinners.
Sitting on the terrace and embracing the views over the rolling hills towards Mount Kenya is incredibly special and removes you from the stresses of daily life at home.
While the house is primarily designed for couples, the living room can be converted to a children’s bedroom as it has its own shower room and toilet and there is plenty of space. Young people really like the funky shower design.
The bedroom area is also very large and incorporates a mufraj – a circular low seating area surrounding a brass coffee table equipped with a sheesha pipe. An extra child’s bed could go in this area (minus the sheesha!).
This bedroom has a hand-made four-poster bed draped in gossamer fabrics, and other beautifully carved furniture. The bed linens are of the finest Egyptian cotton.
At the far end of the bedroom is the stunningly decorated bathroom. The focal point here is undoubtedly the jade green hand-made bath – a real indulgence. There is also a shower and double hand basins in the same unique colour.
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!
The kitchen just outside the living room is where your butler serves stunning meals, prepared by our top chef. Don’t feel like eating at home? We’re happy to bring your food to the library, the pool or even the bush. The choice is yours.
Our bush dinners are really popular – there’s something unforgettable about hearing the close by rasping of a leopard over the clinking of silverware, while a bonfire burns nearby.
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 Sultans 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 Sultan’s House brings the essence of Lamu, Zanzibar and the rest of the Swahili Coast to the wilderness of the Ol Lentille Conservancy in Laikipia. This villa overlooks a watering hole favoured by the elephants of Ol Lentille and is designed and furnished with very unique artefacts and furniture.
This is a vast one bedroom thatched villa with an enormous bedroom, dressing area and bathroom. Across a courtyard there is a huge lounge and dining area with a beautiful terrace.
The villa is built between large rocks and has a soaring tightly-plaited papyrus roof which is a wonder of intricate craftsmanship. The exterior of the roof blends perfectly into the house’s rocky outer walls.
Limed boughs of African olive tree and delicate Swahili plaster carvings give this villa a really unique and special feel.
Warm, welcoming and inviting this villa offers endless views and endless space!