Ol Malo


  • Enjoy the company of your hosts and fellow guests
  • Cottages with amazing views of the valley
  • Game drives, guided walks, horse riding and more
  • Spend time at a local Samburu village
  • Bush breakfasts and lunches
  • Gorgeous infinity pool 

Open: Ol Malo is open all year apart from April, May and November.

Location: Ol Malo is in a private ranch and game sanctuary covering over 2,000 hectares on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau. The lodge has an airstrip and is about 75 minutes flying time from Nairobi.

Rooms: There are 4 guest cottages, all with picture windows and a wide deck facing the waterhole in the valley. Each room has an en-suite shower room. There is round the clock electricity. Phones and camera batteries can be charged in guest rooms.
Ol Malo House comprises 3 en-suite bedrooms, an open plan lounge-cum-dining room, and 3 1-bed cottages, and is available for groups and families of up to 12 people for exclusive use. It has its own outdoor deck and pool.

Activities: Game drives form the core of your stay, supplemented by horse and camel rides, mountain biking, guided nature walks, bird watching, tubing, fishing and visits to Samburu villages. There's a leopard blind with bunk beds where you can overnight in your quest to see a leopard. A return helicopter ride to Lake Turkana for a picnic lunch can be arranged. Some activities are season specific.

Facilities: The lodge has a lounge with a fireplace for cool evenings. There is an outdoor infinity pool. The grounds provide views of the waterhole and salt lick. The lodge has a gift shop. There is a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten in the main lodge, and bush breakfasts and lunches can be organised. Most meals are eaten together as a group.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Babysitting can be arranged.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is internet access and mobile phone coverage.

Notes: Ol Malo is run by its owners, Colin and Rocky Francombe, who built the lodge with help from the Samburu community. Their son, Andrew, and his wife Chyulu, run Ol Malo House and are very much involved with the activities.

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