Now that the area around ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya is drying out after the good rains we had in November and December, water is scarce for the large number of elephants we have. The guests of the lodge are still recycling their water to fill the lodge waterholes and we have even given them [...]
Check out this picture from our recent guests, the Chu family from Hong Kong, showing the diversity of species that use our waterholes. Now things are drying out here, they are all going to have to wait their turn for a little longer, while the elephants finish monopolising the water!
It’s hotting up here in the Chyulu Hills and what better way to cool off than in our wildlife-view infinity pool? Bliss…
Our three male nomadic lions are back at ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya! Last night they were all roaring around the lodge and down at our waterhole – awesome!
The last couple of weeks have been very exciting here at ol Donyo Lodge. Our usually secretive and elusive lions have been sighted frequently around the lodge. Two separate females, both with older cubs and known to our resident researchers, have been spotted by guests – thank you to Neil and Gerry Johnson for these [...]
Our guests got an unexpected treat a few days ago, when an injured elephant was spotted and later turned up at the ol Donyo Lodge waterhole. The wildlife vet was called and the patient was darted and treated successfully. Some lucky guests were invited to assist with turning him and got a close-up look at [...]
This morning we had a lone cheetah visit ol Donyo Lodge’s waterhole for an early drink. Our guests got a great view from the main lodge area and Cyrus sneaked down to the hide to try and get a good shot, unfortunately though he was a bit too late!
We have had a few showers, but most of the rain has fallen on the other side of the twin hills of El Mau. The elephants have moved further away for the time being but this is good news for the other animals in the area. The warthogs are enjoying the overflow from our waterhole [...]
Mount Kilimanjaro is crystal clear and covered in snow this morning. Enjoying an early morning drink at our waterhole is one of our biggest resident tuskers, Torn Ear, and a friend – a beautiful morning to visit the log-jam hide.
January has been a hot dry month for the Chyulu Hills and as a result we have watched the green hues slowly change back to the dusty browns that we know so well. Despite the lack of rain in our immediate vicinity, there has been a fair amount in the surrounding areas which has mean [...]
View of the elephants enjoying a drink at the waterhole in front of ol Donyo Lodge this morning