Book your room at Olarro
Cottage, PatioMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)
Luxury Villa, 2 BedroomsMax Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)
5-star lodge luxuriously lying snug in the contours of an ancient hillside
Loita Hills Massif
Located in the Loita Hills, perched on a 2,000m high vantage point and designed by renowned architect and artist Anthony Russell, Olarro is an eco-lodge of the highest order.
The Olarro Spa includes a spa lounge and treatment area, all designed for pampering in luxury. Each treatment is specially designed for relaxation, energizing, or to relieve aches and pains.
Balconies, mountain views
Guestrooms interiors are cool white, accented by earth tone accessories and enhanced by modern décor chosen for its quality and the integrity of its design. The guest can choose from mountain view or pool view.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
Olarro features a full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a children's pool, and complimentary bicycles. The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.
The lodge also offers a terrace, a children's club, and gift shops/newsstands. Onsite parking is complimentary.
- Total number of rooms - 8
- Number of floors - 1
- Babysitting or childcare
- Free breakfast
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fireplace in lobby
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Full-service spa
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Number of outdoor pools - 2
- Free Wi-Fi
- Children's club
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Picnic area
- Free self parking
- Children's pool
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Free self parking
In your room
- Balcony or patio
- Separate sitting area
- Complimentary bottled water
- Coffee/tea maker
- Private bathroom
- Second bathroom
- Deep soaking bathtub
- Rainfall showerhead
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Free Wi-Fi
- Separate dining area
- Separate living room
- Down comforter
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Eat and drink
Olarro prides itself on its cuisine, using the finest fresh ingredients from its eco garden to create unique signature dishes and gourmet meals. Our chefs have been trained to the highest standard, and our wines are chosen to perfectly complement your fine dining experience. Wines are chosen from the best regions from South Africa, Chile, Italy and France. Our service is gentle yet meticulous.
Private and Romantic Dinners can be arranged to personal requirements out under the stars, in the comfort of your room, or around the fireplace at the Lodge.
The Northern Lounge overlooks the Loita plains. The expansive decks offer 180-degree views across this pristine corner of Africa. There is also a sundeck, lounge area and bar, indoor fireplace as well as an open-air fireplace under the African stars.
The Upper Deck Lounge has a spacious lounge with a fireplace, dining area and sundeck, all affording breathtaking views of the Loita plains. The upperdeck is a perfect setting for a more down to earth and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for tapas, cheeseboards and wine tastings.
Enjoy bush sundowners, where drinks and snacks are served at a specially chosen site offering stunning views of the sunset over the rolling hills and plains. Full bush dinners offer a spectacular dining experience under a star-studded sky, or a picnic table can be set up for guests who want to enjoy al-fresco dining within the beautiful grounds around Olarro.
For guests enjoying a full day game drive into the Maasai Mara, Olarro offers a luxury picnic hamper with delicious light meals and beverages.
The Northern Lounge - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Afternoon tea is offered. Some meals may not be served daily.
We have an excellent team of guides who ensure that activities at Olarro are fun, insightful and memorable. Your guide can equip you with a species checklist for you to identify and remember all variety of birds and animals you have seen. Our guides are excellent with children.
Game drives are scheduled at your convenience. The best time for game viewing generally is from 6.30am to 8.30am and 4.00pm to 6.30pm. The route covers the Olarro Conservancy that is home to many species. Our rangers from their lookout posts together with the driver will help to track animals. Guests can also go for a day safari into the Masai Mara.
Night game drives are unique and not possible at any game reserves. Night game drives are best scheduled from 8.30pm to 10.00pm, however they can be done earlier on request. Guests can view nocturnal animals with night vision goggles. These include the White Tailed Mongoose, Bush Babies, African Kangaroo or Spring Hare, Feraux Owl and the Montane Night Jar.
The area around Olarro has many picturesque locales within its boundaries in addition to the wide variety of flora and fauna. Our guides can take photographers on a special photographic safari, to make sure they get the shots from their wish list.
Your guide will take you on a very enjoyable and informative nature walk to see and learn about different shrubs and trees that have traditional medicinal use, identify the spoor of the different animals, and review the geology in the area. Olarro is a bird watchers paradise, home to over 150 species of birds found in the area, and our guides are extremely knowledgeable on birds.
We have special mountain bikes & quad bikes (subject to availability), so guests can join the guides for bike rides along the trails in the area.
This tour allows guests to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of Masai life and culture. It includes a visit to the local Masai village to see traditional Masai homes, crafts, including beadwork and Masai customs such as the ceremonial rituals undergone when transitioning from childhood to warrior to elder. You can also see traditional Masai dances, such as the Warrior jumping contest, and experience other aspects of Masai life like fire making, spearing, and archery. These safaris are arranged on special request at the convenience of guests and our Masai hosts.
One of the highlights at Olarro that requires pre bookings is a scenic helicopter flight into the Masai Mara, taking off from the lodge’s private helicopter pad at dawn. After an exhilarating flight into the reserve, guests have the rare opportunity, depending on the season, to float over the million strong wildebeest and zebra migration in a hot air balloon, followed by a sumptuous champagne breakfast in a remote part of the Masai Mara. Guests then take the helicopter back to Olarro and have the option to fly back to Nairobi in the same helicopter.
- Complimentary bicycles on site
- Ecotours on site
- Helicopter/airplane tours on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Mountain biking on site
- Game viewing on site
- Game drive on site
- Safari on site
The Olarro Spa is located near the swimming pool and includes a spa lounge and treatment area, all designed for pampering in luxury. Each treatment is specially designed for relaxation, energizing or to relieve aches and pains. We use high quality Thera Vine spa products in all our treatments. Our therapists are well trained in each treatment and follow stringent hygiene standards.
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
The fine print for Olarro
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
When you leave
Check-out time is 10 AM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
We should mention
Guests must transfer via airplane and shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.