Ol Malo Lodge In Laikipia
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Ol Malo

A working eco ranch with endless views and unique safaris

10 Rooms


An intimate family owned lodge in wild Laikipia

A highly personal stay with world-class adventures and iconic panoramas in the heart of Samburu tribal land

There are a lot of safari lodges in Kenya, each battling to provide their guests with something different, something unique. Not only has Ol Malo managed to achieve this but they've gone way beyond. The lodge is a superb example of harnessing imagination and making dreams come true.

Owned by the Francombe family, Ol Malo means 'place of the greater kudu'. It's a game sanctuary and beautiful family ranch in the heart of Kenya's wild Northern Laikipia region, nestled between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley. Ol Malo effortlessly blends luxury with home comforts and feels totally in tune with nature in this spectacular setting - the views from the main lodge and infinity pool are incredible and reach far out across the plains.

There are four rock and olive wood cottages ideal for couples and honeymooners, each with their own private veranda, cedar post beds and fabulous trademark bathtubs. For groups or families, the six-bedroom Ol Malo House with it's beautiful communal areas and open fireplaces is ideal for an exclusive retreat, with decor and lighting inspired by the wild landscape and local Samburu culture.

As well as enjoying game drives and bush walks with guides who all grew up in the local area guests can also try out some more unusual activities. Top of the list are helicopter safaris, horse riding, camel treks, fishing, mountain biking and visiting community projects. Ol Malo is a working family ranch and staying here gives a unique glimpse into livestock farming in this arid environment. Children are even able to play with the lambs, collect fresh eggs for breakfast and have a go at milking the cows. A great place for a family safari holiday.

Guests who fancy a nocturnal adventure can spend a night in the leopard hide, try a tented fly camp or do a spot of star gazing in the tree house. Now if that' isn't 'Africa', then we don't know what is!!

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