Perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of our private conservation area, is The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille - a collection of four private, full-service, fully staffed Houses for the discerning few.
We are situated at the community-owned Kijabe Group Ranch, on the far northern escarpment of the Laikipia Plateau with enormous views to the craggy peak of Mt Kenya, the Samburu sacred mountain Ol Olokwe, the Matthews Range and the Karisia Hills.
Our private conservation area, known as The Ol Lentille Conservancy, is 6500 acres of grassy hills and deep valleys, heavily wooded with many acacia species and African olives. Its sandy laghas are bordered by great stands of fig and fever trees. It is named for Ol Lentille, a 1977m hill from the top of which (an easy scramble) an astonishing panorama unfolds. The Conservancy is home to the endangered African wild dog, greater kudu, leopard, striped and spotted hyena, and klipspringer.
Four Luxury private houses - Your Own Place in the African Wilderness. 6500 acre private conservancy, 75km north of Mt Kenya.
The Chief's House (Sleeps 6)
A reflection of contemporary Africa combining a sumptuously cool modern interior with the best of African art, fabrics and artefacts. It has three double bedrooms, sitting and dining rooms, and kitchen. The sitting room has a charming open fire, as well as a plunge-pool on the outdoor deck. Each bedroom has a dressing room and bathroom. The master bedroom has a large outdoor bath set in the rocks for candlelight bathing under the stars.
The Sultan's House (Sleeps 2-4)
This stone-built house is designed in "Lamu" style under a huge roof thatched with twisted papyrus. It has fine plaster carving, and lavish furnishings, including a four-poster bed. The House has one enormous double bedroom, a huge sitting/dining room and a kitchen. The space of this House is such that it can be converted to a two bedroom house if you prefer.
Colonel's House (Sleeps 4)
In "Campaign" style, this house seems truly to be the bush home of a well-traveled military man. With brass-bound furniture, oriental carpets, and a beautiful "Knole" sofa in front of an open fire you can feel a connection with a bygone era of comfort and style. The House has two double bedrooms, sitting and dining rooms, and kitchen. Each bedroom has a dressing room and a sunken bath. The courtyard has a plunge-pool.
The Eyrie (Sleeps 2)
This special house is perched at the top of our kopje in "African Retro" style. The Eyrie has one bedroom, a sitting and dining room with open fire and kitchen. It is seductively furnished. The circular bedroom has a gigantic round bed, and it is but a few steps to your own secluded outdoor double rock bath with views over our rugged hills to the deserts of the north.
Each house fully staffed and serviced
Guide (and safari vehicle)
Exceptional food by International Chef.
"Horizon" swimming pool.
Spa with luxury treatments
Library and viewing deck with GPS telescope.
Satellite broadband wi-fi.
Participation in the conservation program working with our community projects
horse and camel riding (both short rides and longer treks with fly camping)
parcours jogging trail
croquet and boules
game drives and walks – day and night.