Ol Lentille


Breathtaking Views

Perched on the flanks of a wooded rocky hill in the heart of a private conservation area, is Ol Lentille. It is situated at one of the highest points in Laikipia overlooking Mount Kenya, many say the lodge boasts some of the best views in all of Africa!

It is regarded as one of Kenya’s most exclusive safari lodges. A collection of four private villas are all different sizes and designs, making it a perfect place for couples and groups of all sizes. The one thing they do have in common is the high standard of accommodation. Staying here is, notably a ‘holiday’ and there is lots of time to relax in the spa or at the pool which overlooks two waterholes where elephants and plains game drink and play.

There is so much wildlife to see and activities to enjoy here. But you can do as little or as many as you like and there is no fixed structure – you do what you want when you want and therefore leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.


At a glance

  • Four private villas

  • Infinity pool

  • Library

  • Viewing deck

Ol Lentille plunge


  • Walking

    Walking Safaris

    Get up close to all the action and learn about the smaller things that can be missed when you are in a car! You will be guided by Samburu and Maasai warriors this is a very special journey into their ancient lands. The lodge still offers day and night private game drives and you are likely to see lots of elephant as well as a mix of plains game – if you are lucky you might spot leopard and wild dogs.

  • Ol Lentille camel safari

    Camel Safari

    This is only offered in Northern Laikipia . Led by Maasai warriors deep into the African wilderness you have instantly gone back in time. You marvel at the landscape, simplicity and surrounding wildlife on a scenic ride to the river where your lunch is waiting for you. A great activity for everyone and a complete “must do” when you stay here.

  • Ol Lentille culture

    Authentic Cultural Visits

    At Ol Lentille tourism is helping and improving the lives of the local communities. Come and visit our local village which is not a tourist experience it is an education experience, come and see a school we’ve built and meet the children, come and see the hospital. See the local shopping and come to the weekly livestock and vegetable markets.

Community & Culture

Ol Lentille is a pioneering example of how private partnerships with the community can successfully work in Kenya. Here responsible tourism has rejuvenated and protected a spectacular part of Laikipia for future generations to enjoy and cherish. Tourism has greatly impacted and improved the lives of the local community with over 5 USD million being raised, and invested in the community: building schools, hospitals and water sanitation projects. The Camps goal from the outset was to give back and enhance this spectacular part of Kenya. In partnership with the Maasai community we balance luxury travel and economic development with ambitious conservation and community development programmes.


Opened in 2007 The lodge, with the help of the local communities, have proudly created, conserved and protected over 40,000 acres of pristine wilderness which means guests enjoy an area three times the size of Manhattan to explore privately at their leisure. The private conservation area is home to the endangered African wild dog, elephant, Grevy’s and Burchell’s zebra, greater kudu, leopard, cheetah, striped and spotted hyena and klipspringer to name but a few.

Elephant numbers have really grown in recent years and some months several thousand sightings are recorded. There are six packs of wild dog (averaging 20) that traverse the area around the lodge and there are between 10 to 20 wild dog sightings for some months in this area.


Sanctuary Ol Lentille has an environmental policy that promotes environmental awareness and is aimed towards complying with necessary environmental regulations, protecting the environment, reducing wastage and conserving resources-energy and water. Sanctuary Ol Lentille is mainly powered by solar, used for lighting and running electrical appliances. The lodge has sixteen (16) solar panels. Deadwood is collected within the conservancy and facility and used. Water heating for the lodge is conducted through eight solar heaters for the guest cottages. Energy saving bulbs and light emitting diodes (LEDs) are installed throughout for energy use efficiency. Staff is also sensitized on energy conservation through departmental briefings whereas visitors are sensitized on arrival briefings.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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