Laikipia Conservancy Areas, Kenya
Consisting of four luxurious private houses, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a very indulgent affair, perfect for those looking for a truly exclusive safari experience. Perched on a rocky outcrop in the private Ol Lentille Conservancy, we love how every corner of the retreat has a unique view.
First is The Sultan’s House, a beautiful properly built into gigantic, natural stones and clearly inspired by the Swahili coast. We love the delicate décor here, including the charming Swahili plaster carvings, whilst the living room and bedroom have remarkable views of a waterhole regularly adorned with inquisitive elephants.
The Chief’s House is minimalist and elegant, decorated with colourful African artefacts that marry well with the jaw-dropping views of mountains and the endless Kenyan desert. This private house has three bedrooms, a living room and a dining room, making it perfect for large families. Our favourite part is the master bedroom’s outdoor bath set amongst the rocks – it’s the perfect place to relax.
Then there’s The Colonel’s House, with spectacular views of the soaring Mt Kenya and kooky campaign décor including oriental carpets and brass furnishings. This house has two floors – the upper level is host to two bedrooms with scenic verandas, whilst downstairs you’ll find a cosy sitting room with a cool dining room beautifully decorated with antique maps.
The Eyrie is the most romantic, and perfect for a unique honeymoon to remember. Sitting right on top of a rocky outcrop, the light streams in through the windows and creates an idyllic atmosphere. We quickly fell in love with the private dining pavilion and circular bedroom – fit with its own handmade circular bed.
Fancy mingling with other guests? The large infinity pool is a beautiful spot to toast to Kenya’s naturally beautiful scenes of never ending savannahs, rolling hills, and towering mountains.
- The Sultan’s House has a double bed. The living room can be turned into another twin bedroom.
- The Chief’s House has three double beds or three twin beds
- The Colonel’s House has two double beds
- The Eyrie has one circular king size bed
- Full board food and drink (excluding premium drinks)
- Private butler, guide, vehicle and valet
- Tailor-made game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Swimming pool
- Jogging track
- Viewing deck
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome. The Eyrie is for adults only.
This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £515 / $665 / €585