December at ol Donyo was certainly eventful! Ample late season rains continued to nourish green grasses for the plains game, making for lovely photo opportunities. Mt Kilimanjaro was also frequently visible, and made for a stunning backdrop to a variety of bush activities, gatherings, and celebrations. The Christmas spirit was certainly visible as well at [...]
Duba’s December Delights December is an exciting month all around the world and no less so at Duba Plains. We received big rains in the first week of December and within days the bush became alive and green again. Many birds started breeding so the sky is filled with bright and beautiful colours while the [...]
Christmas at ol Donyo got underway with a lovely bush picnic under a venerable old acacia, with Mt Kilimanjaro looming as a backdrop. Tables were set with white tablecloths, decorations were hung, and a beautiful spread of salads, quiches and tarts were unveiled. Santa was just entering the scene (with Sabre the incredibly obliging Christmas [...]
Yesterday, after a huge maintenance day we went on a short game drive/ boat cruise with the entire staff. Kathy made Christmas pudding and we had small (Dutch) presents for everyone. We had our X-mas sundowners in front of the camp. We toasted on a very successful 2012 year and and the anticipation of a [...]
Over the Christmas period we hosted ol Donyo Lodge and Ride Kenya Horse Safari veteran Jodi McMurray, who brought along her friend Sandra Luken, to experience the magic of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills. Check out all the different species they saw and what they got up to in just 4 nights. Thank you so much Sandra [...]
Early last month, we held a sports day for the ol Donyo and Ride Kenya staff and threw a party to celebrate Christmas/ end of year/ New Year. Our festive celebrations usually take place after the busiest season at the lodge is finished, to allow the maximum number of staff to participate. Check out these [...]
We had such a lovely Christmas Day this year that we wanted to share it with you: Christmas lunch was a surprise picnic out on the lush green plains, with the shade of a large Acacia tree for shelter. Pimm’s was served on arrival and a serious volleyball match was enjoyed by guests and staff [...]
Abi, Cyrus and all the staff at ol Donyo Lodge would like to wish all our guests and supporters, past, present and future, a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012!