Discover the remote corners of Kenya’s Laikipia Province, a vast and impressive landscape defined by rocky hills scattered with traditional tribal villages and camel trains traversing the arid wilderness. Staying at the family-owned Ol Malo House ranch, you’ll explore this area on horseback, hikes, drives and flights, ensuring a thrilling adventure for all ages.
The impressive Ol Malo House is the perfect accommodation for a large family getaway. Three double en suite bedrooms surround a central dining room and lounge, with a further three bedrooms in separate cottages.
The architecture is eclectic, with exposed wooden beams and stone that lends the house a feeling of having evolved out of the landscape itself. Warm amber tones are punctuated with pops of turquoise and maroon, while the aroma of freshly brewed coffee envelopes you to start your days.
You’ll explore the 5,000 private acres both on the ground and above it, taking to the skies in a helicopter for a sunrise flight before riding out for evening sundowners on horseback. The game drives are exhilarating – the privacy of the ranch is never clearer than when the only jeep you see in a day is the one that you’re in. Here you’ll encounter elephant and buffalo leading playful calves to waterholes, a welcome respite from the afternoon heat, as well as lion and leopard, dozing their days away before slinking out to hunt in the cooler hours. You might try your hand at fishing – with expert guidance you could be the next to catch a record breaker!
Every stay at Ol Malo contributes to the preservation of the Samburu tribal way of life. Through the Samburu Trust, you can meet this ancient tribe in their traditional homeland, learning centuries of traditional bush skills from them that you can put to use yourself. Put your newfound skills to the test on your next game drive, helping your guide track rhino, giraffe, and more.