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Olarro Lodge

OLARRO LODGE & LITTLE OLARRO

Olarro Lodge is situated in western Kenya near the Masai Mara National Reserve on a 10,000 acre private Conservancy on the 150,000 acre Maji Moto Group Ranch, owned by the local Maasai people. The Conservancy sits along the corridor of the annual Wildebeest Migration and plays a significant role in the Greater Nguruman, Loita, Mara, and Serengeti ecosystems.

Olarro Lodge is a unique, artistically-styled retreat built with undulating curves that mimic the rolling hillside in which the lodge is set; blending it effortlessly into its surrounds. The interior is a cool white, accented by earth tone accessories and enhanced by modern décor chosen for its quality and the integrity of its design. Olarro Lodge runs on eco-friendly principles not only in design but in its use of resources. It employs state-of-the-art wind and solar power technology.

Olarro Lodge, situated on the north side of the property, has seven cottages (3 twin rooms and 4 double rooms). Six of the cottages are co-joined through a common sitting area, ideal for groups of friends or families.

For those guests seeking total privacy and exclusivity, Little Olarro presently comprises of a private house located a short distance from the main Olarro Lodge. It has a luxury suite with a master bedroom, a smaller twin bedroom, lounge, dining area and veranda, all offering stunning views of the Loita plains. Little Olarro has its own entrance, private kitchen and deck area.

The Northern Lounge overlooks the Loita plains and is used by the seven Main Olarro cottages. The expansive decks offer 180 degree views across a pristine corner of Africa. There is also a sundeck, lounge area and bar, as well as an 'under-the-stars' open air fireplace. Meals are prepared using the finest, fresh ingredients and are served either in the Northern Lounge or at a poolside table under the stars.

The swimming pool is a series of small, inter-linked pools, providing guests with privacy and the ideal place for a cool dip to escape the heat of the African sun. There is an adjoining Mini Spa that offers a full range of treatments and services - an ideal way to relax at the end of the day.

The Upper Deck Lounge is the private lounge and dining area exclusively for guests at Little Olarro. The two-storey structure houses a fully-equipped kitchen and massage room on the lower level. The upper level has a spacious lounge with a fireplace and a dining area and sundeck, all affording breathtaking views of the Loita plains.

One advantage of being on a private Conservancy is the wide range of activities offered. These include mountain biking with a private guide, bush walks, daily game drives and specialized bird watching with our licensed guides.

Specially prepared picnics can be provided for breakfast or lunch and drinks and gourmet appetizers for sundowners. Unique to Olarro are night drives using infra red night vision binoculars to spot nocturnal game in their natural habitat with minimum disturbance to their behaviour.

An optional experience and one of the highlights at Olarro that requires pre bookings is a scenic helicopter flight into the Masai Mara, taking off from Olarro Lodge's private helicopter pad at dawn. After an exhilarating flight into the Masai Mara, guests have the rare opportunity to float over the million strong wildebeest and zebra migration in a hot air balloon, followed by a sumptuous champagne breakfast in a remote part of the Masai Mara.

We recommend a minimum of 3 to 4 nights to fully appreciate the Olarro experience.

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