Located in the Olkirimatian Conservancy in the South Rift Valley, adjacent to the Shompole conservation area, Lentorre Lodge is a small and elegant facility which provides the perfect spot to relax and soak in the wonders of a wild and untouched Africa.
The Lodge has a maximum capacity of 16 guests with four double/ twin villas and two family units. Each room is set up differently each with its own generous sized plunge pool. The common area of the lodge has a main communal swimming pool as well.
Being the only lodge in the Olkeramatian Conservancy, Lentorre is an exclusive product. For bookings of a minimum of five pax, guests enjoy exclusive use of camp with the lodge giving full attention to that one group’s safari experience.
The lodge boasts of an underground blind with a tunnel leading into it which guarantees daily action. The blind is right on the waterhole allowing guests and their camera lenses to be at eye level with the water. Large herds of Zebra, Impala, Vervet Monkeys and Baboon Troops visit the waterhole in the mornings and afternoons. On almost every evening the waterhole is active while guests have dinner with everything from Lion, Spotted and Striped Hyena, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Giraffe, Genets, Civets and even on the very lucky occasion- Aardwolf and Porcupine!
Lentorre and the Olkeramatian and Shompole ranches are unique being one of the few areas in Africa where Wildlife and Livestock co-exist in harmony, each utilising the resources (pasture and water) at different times and creating what they call a mini migration each day around the Ewaso Ngiro River. This adds a very different perspective to the traditional safari and speaks directly to the management of Human Wildlife conflict which affects all of Africa and its habitats, a story they are proud to share with their guests.
The extreme diversity in the area is completely unique giving guests access to: Savannah plains with thick bush, a fig and tamarind tree forest with huge tree canopies inhabited by around nine Colobus families, the salt Lakes of Magadi and Natron, virtually guaranteeing flamingo viewing and lots of other water birds, salt pans and great Rift Valley vistas, the Ewaso Ngiro river, stunning for evening sundowners or just an afternoon with chairs in the river reading a book or watching the livestock come to drink at various watering points, magnificent views of the escarpment and mountains in the distance, authentic cultural activities designed around the group dynamics, from walking cows to their boma, boma visits (with all the extras if guests have the appetite for it!), spectacular dances with warriors and ladies from the area which are mostly done on the river site with sundowners, a large fire and bush dinners.
Getting There – Guests can drive in, or fly by charter to two airstrips. The main airstrip is about a 25-30 minute game drive to camp, and the Magadi airstrip (which is all weather) is about an hour and a half from camp, and is used when doing Flamingo excursions for guests.