Located at one of the highest points of northern Kenya’s spectacular Laikipia region, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is regarded as one of Kenya’s most exclusive safari lodges.
A spectacular example of a pioneering conservation and community project, the lodge was donated to the local community by its passionate investors John and Gill Elias who continue to manage the property.
Ol Lentille offers serious wow factor and opened in 2007 as Laikipia’s first all villa lodge. It is an amazing example of sustainable tourism, community partnership, world class architecture and interior design. The variety of activities in Laikipia is endless making this part of Kenya an extra special place to visit.
The four private villas are one, two or three bedrooms and are all individually designed and themed offering an incredibly high standard of accommodation with discreet butler service and panoramic views. The property is ideally set up for families, groups of friends, honeymooners, and couples wanting privacy and exclusivity
The lodge is located in a private 40,000 acres of pristine hills and valleys and offers excellent sightings of elephant, leopard, wild dog, hyena, cheetah, zebra and greater kudu to name a few.
Exclusivity, incredible game viewing, authentic cultural experiences, numerous activities and first class hospitality is offered in abundance.
Laikipia is a stunning part of Kenya, dramatic, exclusive and an easy combination with the Maasai Mara. It is also a stand alone safari offering an off the beaten track experience with numerous activities to enjoy above and beyond your game drives.
In the Ol Lentille conservancy elephant numbers have really grown in recent years and most months they record several thousand sightings. In the conservancy there is an incredible number of wild dog, there are six packs (averaging twenty) that traverse the area around the lodge so sightings year round is very good.
John and Gill Elias wanted to support the local community from the outset. They built the lodge and donated it to the community as a social enterprise and the benefits of this have profoundly changed the lives of the local community.
Guests experience a very personal and private stay in a spectacular wilderness setting coupled with authentic Maasai and Samburu culture. Four lavish villas offer privacy, exclusivity and spectacular views from every vista. The property also boasts a library, spa, and stunning infinity pool.
Ol Lentille offers a huge amount more than just its game viewing and exclusive accommodation. The concept here is doing what you like when you like.
Guests can experience:
· Day and night game drives
· Private game drives as standard
· Walking safaris
· Camel trekking
· Mountain and quad biking
· Conservation initiatives first hand
· Authentic community experiences
· Maasai and Samburu culture
· Unlimited spa treatments
· Bush meals in stunning locations
· Privacy and exclusivity
With a philosophy of “Having fun, doing good” the Ol Lentille Trust was set up to provide extensive support to community healthcare, education, conservation and water development.
With a private airstrip and easy access from Loisaba this remote wilderness is easily accessible (transfers from Loisaba are a stunning 90 minutes drive)
Don’t rush your holiday – 4 nights for the price of 3 until 19th December 2021 (excluding Christmas and New Year)
Where we operate
- Bird Watching
- Mountain Climbing
- Riding Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
We are Kenya's best exmaple of a private partnership succesfully working with a local community. We are all about conservation and giving back. Via guest donations we have raised over $5 million to invest back into the local community and have built schools, hospitals and invested in education programmes and water sanitation.
26 August 2020
After passing all the official Kenya Covid protocol Ol Lentille is now back open and delighted to be welcoming back Kenya residents and international travellers.Read More
19 September 2019
Two of Kenya’s iconic conservation and community experiences have launched a very unique and special new journey. Both leading properties are located in their own exclusive and private conservation areas. This unique combination offers a really special Kenya journey taking in the iconic areas of Laikipia and the Masai Mara with incredible authenticity and exclusivity.Read More
05 April 2019
An increasing number of our guests have been enjoying yoga during their stay with us, partly due to our iconic views and partly due to the fact that Gill has been a fully qualified yoga instructor for a few years now. Gill has over 500 hours of yoga instructor training behind her and with the help of some additional yogis we are running a yoga week. Diet All food will be vegetarian, with vegan diet offered. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices throughout.Read More
03 April 2018
In under three minutes, you can see exactly what Ol Lentille offer in Northern Kenya’s stunning Laikipia.Read More