Enjoy two full days of activities at Ol Donyo Lodge. Strong populations of wildlife find their habitat in this area. While the "Big Five" are here – rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo – they are frequently masters of elusivity; however, cheetah, fringe-eared oryx, gerenuk, and giraffe make for frequent viewing. The entire area is reserved exclusively for ol Donyo Lodge guests. Each day is different, there is no set routine. It is there for the making – a safari of the guest’s design. While it may be tempting to laze around the lovely suites, and bask in the sun next to the private pool, the diverse activities at ol Donyo Lodge are equally as alluring.
Search for wildlife on day and night game drives. Often, we will simply set out tracking and walking as a means of wildlife viewing. The Mbirikani Group Ranch features an incredible diversity of habitats. Perhaps the most unique is the high-altitude mist forest, where leopard and rhino lurk, and an incredible amount of biodiversity is present. It is a microcosm, unlike any other area of the ranch. So in addition to tracking, a hike to this area, from the lodge, is very rewarding.
The Chyulu Hills and its diverse ecosystem lend itself perfectly to horseback safaris. From the mist forests, to the open plains, to the dense woodland, a horse navigates the landscape gracefully. To come along for the ride, and experience wildlife on horseback, is an experience not to be missed.
Wildlife viewing from mountain biking is an exhilarating exploratory activity. Set out across the savannahs with an armed guide and enjoy the freedom of riding on the open plains potentially viewing amongst others, zebras and wildebeests.
You can also visit the Maasai villages on the ranch, without a sense of voyeurism. It is an authentic experience, giving guests insight into the culture and traditions of the Maasai. Please note the Maasai do charge a small fee for taking photos.
Our proximity to Amboseli National Park gives the opportunity for full day excursions to the park. This can be booked at an additional cost and should be booked in advance.