Olarro Lodge

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Located in the Loita Hills, perched on a 2,000m high vantage point and designed by renowned architect and artist Anthony Russell, Olarro Lodge is a stylish and exclusive property surrounded by a private wilderness with rolling hills of bush-land, savannah valleys and spreading acacias trees.

Olarro has a beautiful position set within a private 7000 acre conservancy which offers a luxury safari experience away from the crowds and seeks to preserve the environment and its wildlife.

 

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.

The lodge has two areas – Main Olarro and the private Little Olarro. Main Olarro is a cluster of seven cottages with its own dining and lounge area, swimming pool and spa. It is a unique, artistically-styled retreat designed to blend into its surroundings. For those guests seeking total privacy and exclusivity, Little Olarro comprises a private house located a short distance from the main lodge. Located high on the hillside, Little Olarro offers stunning panoramic views over the Loita plains from all lounge, dining and deck areas.

 

Accommodation

Situated on the north side of the property, Main Olarro has seven cottages (3 twin rooms and 4 double rooms). The interiors are a cool white, accented by earth tone accessories and enhanced by modern décor chosen for its quality and the integrity of its design. All cottages have luxurious ensuite bathrooms with rainfall showers. Each cottage has its own patio and six of the cottages are co-joined through a common sitting area, ideal for groups of friends or families.

Little Olarro comprises a luxury suite with a master bedroom, a smaller twin bedroom, lounge, dining area and veranda, all offering stunning views of the Loita plains. Both rooms have luxurious ensuite bathrooms with rainfall showers. The master bedroom’s bathroom has a double rainfall shower and a bath with a spectacular view.

 

Dining

Olarro prides itself on its cuisine, using the finest fresh ingredients from its eco garden to create unique signature dishes and gourmet meals. The chefs have been trained to the highest standard, and the wines are chosen to perfectly complement your fine dining experience.

The Northern Lounge overlooks the Loita plains and is used by the seven Main Olarro cottages. The expansive decks offer 180-degree views across this pristine corner of Africa. There is also a sundeck, lounge area and bar, indoor fireplace as well as an open-air fireplace under the African stars.

Guests enjoy bush sundowners where drinks and snacks are served at a specially chosen site offering stunning views of the sunset over the rolling hills and plains. Bush dinners offer a spectacular dining experience under a star-studded sky, or a picnic table can be set up for guests who want to enjoy al-fresco dining within the beautiful grounds around Olarro.

For guests enjoying a full day game drive into the Maasai Mara, Olarro offers a luxury picnic hamper with delicious light meals and beverages.

 

Facilities

The terraced swimming pool adjoining the Spa 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. The pool area is a great place to relax and unwind with an iced drink.

The Olarro Spa is designed for luxurious pampering in extra special surroundings. Guests can unwind in the spa lounge overlooking the pool before or after their treatments. The Olarro Spa menu has a carefully selected range of therapies and treatments specially designed for relaxation or energising.

 

Activities

Olarro offers a wide range of activities including unique night game drives with special infrared night vision goggles. Owing to its location and concept, guests can enjoy activities such as mountain biking, nature walks and specialised bird-watching with the licensed guides.

Game drives are scheduled in the early mornings and late afternoons, which are the best times for game viewing. The route covers the area around the lodge and neighbouring conservancies, home to a variety of indigenous flora and fauna. Guests can also experience a full day safari into the Maasai Mara, including a luxury picnic lunch, as an optional extra.

Guided nature walks are offered to observe and explore the traditional medicinal uses of different shrubs and trees, identify the spoor of the different animals and review the geology in the area.

A Cultural Safari allows guests to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of Maasai life and culture. It includes a visit to the local Maasai village to see traditional Maasai homes, crafts including beadwork and Maasai customs such as the ceremonial rituals undergone when transitioning from childhood to warrior to elder. You can also enjoy traditional Maasai dances, such as the Warrior jumping contest, and experience other aspects of Maasai life lincluding fire making, spearing, and archery.

An optional experience - and one of the highlights at Olarro - is a scenic helicopter flight into the Masai Mara, taking off from the lodge’s private helicopter pad at dawn. After an exhilarating flight into the reserve, 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. This optional activity requires pre-booking.

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DATES FROMDATES TOPER ADULT SHARING, PACKAGESINGLE SUPP, PACKAGEONE CHILD SHARING, PACKAGEEXTRA NIGHT PER ADULT SHARING
LITTLE OLARRO LODGE
01-Jan-1431-Mar-141925 USD245 USD555 USD825 USD
01-Apr-1430-Jun-141570 USD195 USD465 USD670 USD
01-Jul-1430-Sep-142555 USD350 USD640 USD1140 USD
01-Oct-1431-Oct-141925 USD245 USD555 USD825 USD
01-Nov-1430-Nov-141880 USD245 USD525 USD825 USD
01-Dec-1431-Dec-142555 USD350 USD640 USD1140 USD
MAIN OLARRO LODGE
01-Jan-1431-Mar-141750 USD245 USD555 USD740 USD
01-Apr-1430-Jun-141445 USD175 USD465 USD610 USD
01-Jul-1430-Sep-142170 USD300 USD640 USD950 USD
01-Oct-1431-Oct-141750 USD245 USD555 USD740 USD
01-Nov-1430-Nov-141710 USD245 USD525 USD740 USD
01-Dec-1431-Dec-142170 USD300 USD640 USD950 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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