The main Olarro Lodge has seven cottages, a dining room overlooking the savannah, a swimming pool that is made up from a series of interlinking pools and a mini spa offering a range of treatments. Little Olarro has two en-suite rooms, a dining room, lounge, spa treatment room and an outdoor deck to take advantage of the incredible views from its position high up on the hillside.
Olarro is situated in a 10,000 acre private conservancy which sits in the corridor of the annual wildebeest migration therefore offering incredible game viewing alongside a wealth of other activities.
As well as regular game activities you can go for guided walks, mountain bike rides, an awe-inspiring helicopter trip over the herds of animals in the Maasai Mara or a serene hot air balloon ride. Totally unique to Olarro are their night drives using infra-red night vision goggles - a new way of seeing the Kenyan wildlife! More specialist activities include bird safaris, a cultural safari, and photographic safaris.
The main lodge has a deck that offers a 180 degree view across the expansive surroundings and an open fire-place ideal for star-gazing at night.
The lodge prides itself on its eco-friendly principles using solar and wind energy systems as well as its close relationship with the Maasai community. The main aim is to create a self-sustaining tourist operation and improve the lives of the people through medical and educational assistance. The lodge is founded on and focuses on conservation, sustainability and community empowerment and has a variety of projects in place currently to achieve this inspiring goals.
The main Olarro Lodge has seven cottages, six of which have an interlinking living area therefore ideal of groups of friends or families. Each bedroom in the cottage has luxurious en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers. There is a lovely dining room overlooking the savannah, a swimming pool that is made up from a series of interlinking pools and a mini spa offering a range of treatments.
Little Olarro has two ensuite bedrooms, a lounge, a spa treatment room, a dining area, a deck with incredible views and comes with its own staff.
Olarro is very child friendly welcoming children of all ages. For children aged 6 years and above there is a "Olarro Junior Adventurers Club" which has programmes full of exciting bush adventures such as hiking with a Maasai guide, learning to live like a warrior and bush survival techniques such as learning to light fires, track animals and even learn to use a bow and arrow! The lodge also offers specific menus for children to ensure they are well nourished after their busy day!
Main Olarro offers a beautiful swimming pool with a series of interlinking pools offering the perfect way to cool down from the warm african sun. If you are in need of a bit of pampering, both Main Olarro and Little Olarro have spa treatment rooms with a range of treatments available for you indulge in.
Olarro offers a huge range of activities from day and night game drives with infra-red night vision goggles, mountain biking and bush walks. For a truly breathtaking view of the African landscape take to the skies in either a helicopter or hot air balloon for an exhilarating birds eye view. Specialist safaris are also offered such as bird safaris, cultural safaris and photographic safaris.
When to travel
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Location and directions
Olarro overlooks the Loita Hills and bushland, in the Greater Maasai Mara region of South West Kenya. The lodge is situated on a 10,000 acre private Conservancy within a larger group ranch, owned by the local Masai people. The Conservancy sits along the corridor of the annual wildebeest migration.
How to get there
8 hours 30 minutes hour international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then its 30 minute by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Siana airstrip take about 45 minutes. The vehicle transfer to the lodge is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Alternatively, a short 35 minute helicopter flight direct from Nairobi will take you to the Olarro helipad.