Safari Lodges
The Sanctuary of Ol Lentile













Ol Lentile  is perched on the edge of an escarpment that looks over the great Northern Frontier District, with distant views of Ol lolokwe a sacred mountain.

The sanctuary at Ol lentile is at the frontier of community conservation and tourism. It is a partnership between a Laikipia Masai community, international benefactors, and social investors.
The buildings were designed by Architect Lengai Croze with whom Mark has worked on various projects. Mark built the Lodge, and along with co owner John Elias implemented the designs on the ground and chose all the finishing materials. The hillside is scattered with huge granite boulders, the design brief was for the buildings to blend with the surroundings. Four fully serviced houses offer clients the chance to be on their own or they may choose to use the library, massage area and pool area that is shared between the houses.

The roof design and materials used are a new concept. To give the free form shape and finish, ferrous cement was poured over a steel structure. A bitumous membrane was then bonded to this to provide a water proof finish. The final screed was applied on to of this with the required color finish. All the water from the roofs is collected in ground water tanks.  Cut quarry blocks sat on a standard strip foundation for the sub structure.

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