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Ol Malo

Lodge,House & Nomad

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OL Malo Lodge

Ol Malo is so much more than a safari lodge. At Ol Malo, they specialize in achieving your wildest dreams. Whether this is your first taste of Kenya or your dozenth journey back, ol Malo tailor-make each experience so no two trips are alike. The Lodge offer you the reins to live out your own adventure and will leave flexibility in your itinerary to flow with the rhythm of the day.

The Ol Malo Adventure-Take the Reins

Life at Ol Malo is about experiences. There are no pre-timed game drives or regimented schedules here. They have helicopters, safari cars, mountain bikes, horses, and camels just waiting to take you on an adventure. All activities are tailored to pursue your every whim; whether that be riding alongside zebra and giraffe on horseback, dancing in the dust with Samburu warriors, camping out on the open plains, exploring the Suguta Valley in a doors-off helicopter, or flying alongside flamingos in Lake Logipi.


Perched on the cliffs of the Laikipia Plateau and overlooking a panoramic skyline of untouched valley, Ol Malo is Northern Kenya’s original luxury bush home. The rooms are safari-inspired and made with wood and natural materials from the land, with added Samburu beading flare. The high-ceilings are constructed with woven thatch and natural stone walls. Ol Malo Nomad, the small lightweight mobile camp, offers private groups the chance to explore the wild on foot, horseback, camel, or in a helicopter. The Ol Malo Treehouse and Leopard Hide are complimentary overnight activities for guests.
Ol Malo Lodge

Built by the Francombe family in 1992 with help from the Samburu community and using locally sourced dead olive wood, Ol Malo Lodge was one of the first lodges to promote the “Bush Homes” concept.  The welcoming sitting room with its open fireplace has been privy to many evenings of story telling by The Francombes.  The dining room has dramatic views over terraced lawns leading up to the edge of the escarpment and on a clear day, all the way to Mt. Kenya.  A cliff top infinity pool, one of the first built in Kenya, together with the pool house creates an ideal environment to spend an afternoon watching the activity at the watering hole and salt lick below the lodge.  

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The Cottages

Situated along the edge of the escarpment, maximising the expansive views, Ol Malo Lodge has three ensuite one-bedroomed cottages and a two-bedroomed family cottage with a shared bathroom.

Using local and sustainable materials the spacious cottages were built to blend with the natural landscape. The interior decor is tasteful, complemented with bead work from the Samburu Trust that Ol Malo supports. Large picture windows frame a wild and constantly changing landscape.

Ol Malo House

Ol Malo House

Ol Malo House sits on the edge of an escarpment on a privately-owned family ranch and game sanctuary in Kenya’s wild Northern Laikipia Province, the heartland of the Samburu tribe.

Life at Ol Malo is about experiences. Rise with the sun, soar alongside eagles over granite outcrops, and watch a family of elephant dozing under a tree through the pricked ears of your horse. Hear the crunch of rock under your camels feet, dance in the dust with warriors singing tales of the past, listen to stories of Africa under an Acacia tree whilst eating smoky toast freshly cooked on the coals of a fire. Retire to bed in rooms inspired by the architecture of the land or under canvas with a blanket of stars, lulled to sleep by silence.

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Catering for up to 12 guests Ol Malo House is a perfect place for families or large groups to stay. Ideally taken on an exclusive basis the activities are plentiful – endless walks, camel and horse rides, mountain biking, picnics by the river and game drives, are just some of the activities available to take part in on the ranch.

Similar to the Lodge, the House was designed and built by the Francombes particularly with multi-generational travel in mind. With the input from all the family, the design and building and finishing of the house has every need catered for. Guests of the Francombes and their extended family have the opportunity to witness Kenya through the eyes and minds of those who know and love the land.

Ol Malo Nomad

Ol Malo Nomad

Andrew and Chyulu Francombe have created Ol Malo Nomad, a collection of tailor made experiences enchanting people deeper into this magical country. Accessing areas with their helicopter, team of camels, sure-footed horses and knowledge from the ancient tribes, experience some of Kenya’s most untouched wild spaces and smile with the wildest of faces.

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From this amazing location one is at adventure’s doorstep. To the West, snakes the Great Rift Valley with her flamingo pools, lava flows and painted deserts. Samburu-land spreads North and East. Explore dramatic rivers of sand, rocky valleys and singing wells.

Ol Malo Nomad also offers guests the opportunity to get more involved and support the Samburu eco-system through the Samburu Trust to secure the land, its wildlife and a shared future.

Experience-Ol Malo Lodge in Action-Activities

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Ol Malo Specialty Adventure

Ol Malo Specialty Adventure

  • Enjoy a private safari car and dedicated guide
  • Sleep under the African night sky in The Treehouse
  • Visit village homes accessible only to Ol Malo guests
  • Brave an overnight in The Leopard Hide
  • Try traditional beading with Samburu Mamas
  • Run or hike the Three Peaks Challenge
  • Game drive to a sundowner with not a soul in sight
  • Chopper to explore the far reaches of the Suguta Valley
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Ol Malo Safari Adventure

Ol Malo Safari Adventure

  • Explore in the wild from a rooftop safari car
  • Horseback ride through the surrounding lands
  • Walk through the Bush for an up-close look at wildlife
  • Learn traditional Samburu cooking techniques
  • Visit a traditional village market (Tuesday / Saturdays)
  • Learn to throw spears like a Samburu Warrior
  • Play ping pong, giant Jenga, darts, and slack line
  • Be massaged by the infinity pool
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Travel as a Family

Travel as a Family

Ol Malo has ideal accommodations for families with kids of all ages. From swimming pools and ping pong competitions to beginners horseback riding and spear throwing with a Samburu Warrior, your children will have no shortage of wonders to discover.

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Ol Malo Rates

Non Resident Ol Malo Rates in US$ PPPN and Inclusive of Conservancy Fee

Child Policy :5-15Yrs: Below 5years are accommodated  

For Exclusive Use of Malo house less than 8 Guests,Minimum Charge is for 8 Adults 

  • Ol Malo Lodge: Four ensuite cottages (including one family unit)
  • Ol Malo House: Three standalone cottages: The House (three rooms), Hippo Cottage (two rooms), Crocodile Cottage (one Room)


  • Regular:7th January – 31st March, June 16th September – 31st October 1st – 19th December
  • Premium: July, August, 1st-15th September 2021, 20th December 2021-8th January 2024

Rates include: Full-board accommodation, food & drink (including alcohol) conservancy fees, laundry, private game drives, all ground activities, Ol Malo Airstrip transfers, statutory taxes

 Check in from 11:00 am / check out latest 10:am 

 Activities Included

  • 360 Safari Game Drives – each booking is assigned their own private vehicle 
  • Horseback & Camel Safaris
  • Samburu Village and Market Visits
  • Samburu Beading Workshop
  • Overnights in Ol Malo Treehouse and The Hide 
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bush Walks
  • Breakfast / Lunch Picnic in the Bush
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Ranch Activities (milking cows, collecting eggs, herding goats)


  • Interactive Helicopter Adventures: US$1,000 per hour for up to three passengers
  • Journey into the Suguta Valley by Helicopter: Minimum six hours
  • Subject to availability, arrangements and payment direct to lodge
  • Premium Spirits / Champagne / Wine 
  • Nomad Experiences (Helicopter, Horse, Walk, Fish) 
  • Rage Buggies: $250 per person for up to 3 hours 
  • Transfers to / from Loisaba Airstrip: US$58 per vehicle each way (max 6 adults per vehicle)

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