Situated in the rolling hills of the Laikipia Plateau, in the Ol Lentille Conservancy, the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a breathtaking place to visit, and a great base from which to explore this fascinating and diverse part of Kenya.
Each villa is fully staffed and serviced with a butler, valet, guide (and safari vehicle), askari (guard) and exceptional food by an international chef
All safari activities are private per villa
Explore the private reserve by mountain biking, quad biking, horse riding and camel safaris as well as game drives
Four stunning private villas on a hilltop in Laikipia, with seemingly never-ending views
Perched high up on a grassy hill overlooking deep, acacia-dotted valleys, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a wonderful community project comprising four houses, each secluded and intimate, and each with its own staff including a Maasai guide, a vehicle, a butler, a valet and an askari (guard). For families with children, the services of a nanny can also be included.
The four guest houses are secluded from each other and are accessed by winding steps and gravelled pathways.
In addition to the four houses, the Sanctuary has a wonderful infinity pool with views stretching to the horizon, while nearby “pods” have been created for guests to escape into and while away the lazy afternoons with a good book or a snooze. There are also viewing platforms complete with GPS telescope ensure guests can enjoy the sights during both day and at night.
For those who wish to explore the area, day and night game drives, walks, quad bikes, horse-riding, mountain-biking and even camel rides are on offer! The conservancy is home to kudu, leopard, hyena and klipspringer and occasionally the rare wild dog are spotted. The stunning surrounding landscapes offer rock climbing courses and jogging trails.
After your activities you can unwind at The Sanctuary’s very own spa, with a variety of treatments including massage and reflexology, as well as beauty treatments. Then relax in the Sanctuary’s very own library complete with a viewing deck and a telescope for all guests to use.
When to visit
The most beautiful place to relax, and makes a wonderful pre or post safari retreat.
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a small lodge in the African wilderness, only 75 kilometres north of Mount Kenya and located within a 40,000 acre private conservancy.
It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi. Followed by a private charter flight direct to Ol Lentille airstrip, or schedule flight to Nanyuki, departs daily from Nairobi Wilson Airport, and connecting charter to Ol Lentille. It is also possible to arrange a road transfer from Nanyuki to Ol Lentille which takes about 1-hour 30-minutes.
Fly Fishing in Northern Kenya
If you want to try something really different during your holiday then why not take a fishing trip up to Lake Rutundu or Lake Alice. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Kenya this is a totally unique fly fishing experience.
Game Drives in Lewa Downs
Explore this beautiful area of Kenya with your professional safari guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife of Laikipia. Enjoy the opportunity to track and view some of the critically endangered white and black rhino of the conservancy.
A scenic flight is the ultimate way to enjoy Kenya's spectacular landscapes, whether by helicopter or in the wonderful Waco bi-plane, it is an experience of a lifetime.
Walking Safaris in Laikipia
Explore the African bush on foot with your experienced guide and tracker. A fantastic opportunity to experience a different perspective, away from the noise of a safari vehicle.