Fodor's Expert Review Ol Donyo Lodge

Chyulu Hills, , Kenya

This camp is perched on a hillside, so every suite has great views of the plains, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the watering holes. No two of the ten large suites in six stand-alone villas are the same. They all have rooftop "star beds," which are accessed from the veranda by a winding stone staircase. They allow you the option of sleeping under the stars but with all the comforts of your suite just below. All but two of the suites have private pools, too. Some villas have four beds each and private sitting rooms and are ideal for families or small groups of friends. Excellent food and friendly, attentive service are the norm. Meals are taken in the centrally positioned dining room with a big open fireplace for those chilly nights.


  • the horizon pool has stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • suites have indoor and outdoor showers as well as bathtubs
  • the "star beds" are an indescribable experience
  • the "star beds" are an indescribable experience


  • there's less concentrated game than in the main areas
  • but no other people
  • there's less concentrated game than in the main areas, but no other people


Family, Green, Romantic, Views


Phones: 020-600–5108


10 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Apr., All-inclusive

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