at Lentorre Lodge
From the beginning, we wanted to create an area that the wildlife around us were comfortable in and part of that was creating a watering hole right in front of camp where wildlife knew they would always find water when they needed it.
Like all great bars, word got around and it now has regular patrons! Over the years, we built our first ramshackle blind where you could get closer to the animals as they drank, and in 2018 we built a hide right next to the water, sunken into the ground with a tunnel that leads to it- allowing you to get within meters of the animals from the security of a closed hide. Generally, as long as the river next to camp is not flowing, the morning starts with troops of baboons coming to the water, each jostling for position, followed by impala, zebra and other animals. This continues through the day, and when night sets the predators come out. We have had everything from lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena (both spotted and striped) and the elusive and rare aardwolf. At some times of the year we also get elephant at the waterhole, a sight to behold from close quarters!Learn More About Activities
Lentorre is accessed by private charters in light aircraft, landing on an airstrip that is a 20 minute drive from camp. Alternatively you can take a fascinating three and a half hour road transfer from Nairobi, descending into the rift valley- one of the last beautiful drives left in Kenya.
Deep in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, beyond the volcanic lunar landscape surrounding the soda lakes of Magadi and Natron, deep in the heart of the Olkirimatian Conservancy, lies the oasis of Lentorre.
Fed by crystal clear springs running off the South Loita and Nguruman escarpments, Lentorre provides the perfect spot to relax and soak in the wonders of a wild and untouched Africa.
Lentorre is set on a spur running off the Nguruman Escarpment beside a natural spring in the heart of the Olkiramatian Conservancy, a community initiative developed by the local Maasai community to protect their wildlife, traditional lifestyle and their heritage.
Nestled in this natural amphitheatre, Lentorre provides uninhibited views of Mt Shompole, Ol Donyo Gelai and the active volcano Ol Donyo Lengai. The spring behind the lodge provides a constant source of cool fresh water and sustains a grove of venerable tamarind trees where the Olkiramatian warriors traditionally met as they came of age and elephants continue to gather to feed on ripe tamarind.
Learn more about this fascinating part of the world that we are privileged to call home.
We are a welcoming and hard working team, we feel very lucky to work in such a magical area and can't wait to share it with you.
Guest rooms are seriously luxurious, incredibly spacious and offer the most breathtaking views.
There is something for everyone at Lentorre, game viewing to star gazing, swimming, walking, helicopter flights and more!