L’ol Dacha

A mini lodge on a plateau top hideaway on the eastern edge of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, just one hour’s drive south west of Nairobi centre.

Sleeps 6

Towels and linen included

From KSh.20,000 / night

Overlooking Afrtica’s Great Rift Valley

Situated on the edge of a ridge between two beautiful gorges on an 60-acre private estate, the view from L’Ol Dacha stretches across Africa’s Great Rift Valley. On a clear day you can see for hundreds of miles into Tanzania to the south and over to the distant Nguruman escarpment to the west, with massive Olorsgesaille nearly dwarfed by the expanse of the backdrop.


The buildings are constructed from stones and boulders dug from the surrounding land and are built into the hillside to blend in with the natural environment. There is a general purpose day room with split level dining room and kitchen attached. There are three self-contained double units with cold water washrooms, and a ‘log cabin’-cum-general-purpose evening room with a further double bedroom attached. There is an outdoor solar shower which offers very hot water, the shower has a sundeck for drying, and must boast one of the most scenic views in the world (as does the long drop), For cloudy days there’s a kuni booster.

Things to see and do

Simply relax and enjoy the distant vistas while sipping cool drinks by the pool, lounging in a hammock, or resting under the trees, binoculars always at hand to check out the birds and animals nearby. Colourful resident birds (woodpeckers, sunbirds, weaverbirds, starlings) feed just a few feet from the veranda. Game is shy, but most days one will see the resident Chandler’s reedbuck, and often, klipspringer, eland, baboon and the very occasional leopard, buffalo and aardvark. Why not arrange one day to include a bit of both?


  • Cooking: gas cooker, bbqs and solar ovens supplied
  • Lighting: generator
  • Wallow pool: 5 ft deep, cleaned and filtered mini pool social centre for a cool down at the end of a walk
  • Staff: 2 (caretaker only) staff
  • Cool boxes: 2 very large efficient cool boxes. Ice blocks supllied.
  • The houses are fully equipped with bedding, towels and linen.
  • Extra accommodation is available for those who wish to bring their own mpishi.
  • All you need to bring is your food and drinks.

This is an oasis of relaxation and beauty. All the facilities are gorgeous and luxurious. The views are stunning. Staff are great and it is wonderful to be in nature listening to the birds and to spot animals. WE LOVED THIS PLACE!

Valerie & Daniel, February 2021

Bookings & Enquiries

Rates start from KSh.20,000 per night for up to 6 people (Minimum 2 nights.)

Discount rates for weekdays

Please contact us for availability