CHYULU PLAINS CAMP
Chyulu Plains Camp, previously known as Ol Donyo Wuas, is located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks.
Chyulu Plains Camp is situated in the 275,000 acre Maasai-owned Mbirikani Group Ranch and nestled in the western foothills of the Chyulu Hills range, overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro with quintessential African savannah and flat top acacia trees in the foreground.
The lodge was completely rebuilt in 2008 and consists of ten expansive guest suites in six stand-alone villas. No two is the same design - each suite and villa is designed and positioned slightly differently but all have a dramatic view of the plains and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance.
The décor is luxurious and opulent, while still retaining the atmosphere and sense of place that is an essential ingredient of an outstanding bush lodge. Art from around Africa coupled with the photography of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher create a commanding space under the high thatch roofs surrounded by cool stonewalls. The design is contemporary and yet traditional.
Each suite has a rooftop 'star-bed' accessed from the verandah via a winding stone staircase. The 'star-beds' are a fabulous sleep-out option, with utter privacy and all the amenities of the suite just below.
Each suite has a lounge, verandah, indoor and outdoor showers, double washbasins, flush loo and bath. All but two of the suites have their own private pool(s).
The four-bedded private villas at Chyulu Plains Camp are ideal for families or small groups of friends. They are designed to be versatile and function either as family villas or for two couples while still maintaining an element of privacy. Some of the villas function as a private bush home, complete with private vehicle, guide, and chef for full exclusivity.
While it is tempting to laze around the lovely suites, and bask in the sun next to the pool, the diverse activities at Chyulu Plains Camp are equally as alluring. There is arguably no other safari camp in Africa with this wide a range of options for the safari enthusiast.
Activities at Chyulu Plains Camp include wildlife viewing, the 'log-jam' hide, horse riding, picnics, massages, mountain biking, hiking, visits to the local Maasai Village and day trips to Amboseli National Park.
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