Ol Malo


  • Ol Malo infinity pool


  • Ol Malo room with a view


  • Watching the waterhole at Ol Malo


  • Samburu warriors near Ol Malo


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  • 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 

Ol Malo means 'the place of the greater kudu', and orphaned kudus are sometimes looked after at the lodge, so the name is fitting! The lodge is owned by Colin and Rocky Francombe, both born and raised in Kenya, and all their 3 children are involved in the running of the property giving it a real family feel.

Ol Malo is a luxurious lodge is set on the edge of an escarpment in Laikipia. The land is home to about 50 different game species including elephants, buffalo, giraffe, Grevy and Burchell Zebra, gerenuk, hartebeast, Grants and Thompsons Gazelle, impala, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena (spotted and striped) and wild dog. There are about 280 bird species in the Ol Malo region. You can go on 4x4 safaris, accompany a Samburu or Turkana guide on a walk, and explore on horse or camel back. The lodge has strong links wirh the Samburu community who helped in its construction and many of whom are employed here, and as a guest you are positively encouraged to visit the local manyatta and meet different individuals.

Between activities you are free to relax at the lodge, watching wildlife at the waterhole, chatting to other guests in the lounge and enjoying refreshing swims in the infinity pool. Most meals are eaten communally, giving you time to let to know your hosts as well as the other guests, and dining in the bush meals is a regular occurrence, and another way to enjoy this magnificent setting and views.

The four cottages are huge, well-furnished, and very comfortable, with great views down into the valley below. They are built of local stone and thatch and have characterful decor, rustic furniture and handwoven textiles. Each has an en-suite bathroom

Ol Malo House is a separate 6-bedroomed property that can be booked for exclusive use, ideal for groups and families. It consists of a large lounge-dining room with open fireplaces that leads to 3 bedrooms, all en-suite. The other 3 bedrooms are in separate cottages, each with its own bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor space for dining and relaxing, including an infinity pool.

Photographs courtesy Ol Malo Lodge and Ol Malo House

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