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Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Kenya , Chyulu Hills - Amboseli


Ol Donyo Lodge

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“A safari by foot, by vehicle, by horse, by bike – it’s all here”
Maître de Maison - Shaun and Amy
Wake up to snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and the distant roars of lions. Ol Donyo is a pioneer amongst safari lodges, and a forerunner of sustainable tourism: by working with the local Maasai people, it has been able to blend conservation and livelihood benefits. On the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, this lodge blends contemporary and traditional design. To stay here is a chance to explore Africa in an uncommon way – by horseback or four-wheel drive or in a hide twenty paces from some of the largest elephants in the world. Ol Donyo enjoys a stunning location, with the savannah at its feet stretching as far as the eye can see. This is the Africa of the mind's eye.
Ol Donyo Lodge
Unique in the world: A pioneer amongst safari lodges, and a forerunner of sustainable tourism.
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A partner of Ol Donyo Lodge, the NGO Big Life Foundation, protects over 2 million hectares of wildlife.

The property is one of the major donors of the Big Life Foundation, annually donating several hundred thousand dollars. Cattle rearing is an essential part of the Maasai way of life, who are shareholders of the land  which is under conservation around ol Donyo Lodge. When predators and cattle mix, it is usually predators like lions that are killed by the Maasai protecting their cattle. This ultimately places the lions on a path to extinction. Richard Bonham, the creator of the Big Life Foundation, realized many years ago that in order to save the wild animals he had to tell the locals how valuable wildlife is for conservation tourism. He also initiated anti-poaching operations. Since then biodiversity breathes easier.

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