The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Ol Lentille Conservancy, Kenya
The Sanctuary comprises four private houses set in the stunning surroundings of the Ol Lentille Conservancy.
Each house has its own character, but all come with a full team of household staff, a Maasai guide, and a vehicle with which to explore the area. They've all been designed to make the most of the views of the conservancy, and are totally self-contained, aside from the spa, swimming pool and library which are shared with other guests.
The Chief's House sits amongst acacia trees on a kopje overlooking the valleys. There's a deck with a spectacular view, and a small plunge pool. Inside, there are three bedrooms, all decorated in cool neutral colors and natural materials. The sitting room and living area is the center of the house, with a dining table for relaxed meals, and a cozy fire for the evenings.
In a more traditional style, the Colonel's House has two double bedrooms, and has the feel of the colonial age. Oriental rugs cover the floors, and an open fire burns in the sitting room. There's a private balcony with a telescope to pick out animals in the early morning light.
Sultan's House is smaller, with just one double bedroom containing a traditional four poster bed and a separate spacious lounge and dining area, all built in Swahili style, with a papyrus thatch roof and thick stone walls.
Finally, the Eyrie is perched on the top of a kopje, looking out over the conservancy. While there's a sitting room and a kitchen, the best spots are undoubted the outdoor bath perched on the hillside, and the circular bedroom with panoramic views. The decor here is quite retro and funky, so those who like a modern style will really enjoy this!