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. The 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.

South Western Kenya in the Loita Hills Massif. Olarro, Maa (language of the Maasai) for ‘the Buffalo’, is 6000 feet above sea level, nestled in the Enkijape hills about 200 kms from Nairobi. It is situated 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.


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.


Children are welcome but parental supervision is required. On request, we can provide early dinners and child minder services for our young guests. We ask that parents show consideration to other guests where children are concerned.

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