If you want to experience remote Kenya in luxury, Ol Malo is a wonderful location
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Ol Malo House
- Exclusive use house with an infinity pool overlooking wide-open vistas
- Spacious sitting and dining rooms with open fires
- A barbecue area that is the perfect place in which to end the day
Facilities includeWI-FI & phone signal Infinity pool Barbecue area Comfortable sitting area 24 hour security
- Game drives
- Fly camping
- Guided walks
- Horse riding
- Camel riding
- Sleep under the Stars
- Visit the local community
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About Ol Malo House
Situated on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau, Ol Malo House is built on a rugged escarpment looking out across the time-honoured lands of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. These miles of dense thorn bush are favoured by the shy, elusive antelope from which the lodge takes its name, “the place of the Greater Kudu”. An ancient land inhabited by wildlife and peoples of a time long ago, undisturbed and living by the rhythm of nature and as part of this untamed and beautiful landscape is Ol Malo.
Designed and built by the Francombe family, the hub of the house is a large and beautiful sitting and dining room – with open fireplaces – encircled by three en-suite double bedrooms. Separate cottages create a further three double bedrooms: each private and comfortable cottage has arch windows and doors, en-suite bathrooms, and décor inspired by the area’s wild landscape, local flora and the life and culture of the Samburu people. Lighting is handmade by the Samburu women creates a warm ambience and welcoming atmosphere.
The House can be taken exclusively by one or two groups and can sleep up to 12 guests. To stay at Ol Malo is to live by a different rhythm – measure the day by the time worn patterns of nature. Wake up to see the awe inspiring sunrise, framing the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya. Celebrate the new day with a dawn ride into the wilderness to view the animals as they awake. Feel the night’s chill burn off with the rising of the great equatorial sun while enjoying a bush breakfast. Keep the tempo of the world by the roll of the camel’s stride. Visit the colourful Samburu nomads of the North and sink with the dying sun into the waters of the pool. At night luxuriate in the peace and comfort of Ol Malo and tune into the magical sounds of wild Africa while dining under an ancient star-scape.
Situated on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau, Ol Malo House is built on the edge of a rugged escarpment looking out across the time-honoured lands of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. An ancient land inhabited by wildlife and peoples of a time long ago, undisturbed and living by the rhythm of nature, there, as part of this untamed and beautiful landscape is Ol Malo – Place of the Greater Kudu.
Built, owned and managed by Colin and Rocky Francombe, with the help of the Samburu people, Ol Malo has established a reputation in the world of eco-tourism that far exceeds its modest size and is a result of the Francombe family’s commitment to personal service and attention to detail. For just a handful of guests at a time, Ol Malo offers the perfect mix of comfort, luxury and life in harmony with nature.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Daily scheduled flights to Loisaba from Wilson Airport
Daily scheduled flights to Nanyuki from Wilson Airport
Daily scheduled flight to Loisaba from Maasai Mara
Fly by private charter directly to Ol Malo airstrip
Flying time from Nairobi is one hour 15 mins
Return air fare is approx £275 per person
Transfer to Ol Malo is 40 minutes away and is included.
Transfer to Ol Malo from Maasai Mara is 40 minutes away
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Ol Malo will be closed in April, May and November.
Lighting is by a 240V generator, run morning and evening hours. Hair dryers can be used in rooms with prior warning to management. Phone and camera batteries can be charged in rooms.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for if arranged prior to your stay.
CHECK IN 11:00 AM, CHECK OUT 10:00 AM
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome.
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