Ol Malo House


Situated on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau, Ol Malo House is built on a rugged escarpment looking out across the time-honoured lands of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. These miles of dense thorn bush are favoured by the shy, elusive antelope from which the lodge takes its name, “the place of the Greater Kudu”. An ancient land inhabited by wildlife and peoples of a time long ago, undisturbed and living by the rhythm of nature and as part of this untamed and beautiful landscape is Ol Malo.Designed and built by the Francombe family, the hub of the house is a large and beautiful sitting and dining room – with open fireplaces – encircled by three en-suite double bedrooms. Separate cottages create a further three double bedrooms: each private and comfortable cottage has arch windows and doors, en-suite bathrooms, and décor inspired by the area’s wild landscape, local flora and the life and culture of theSamburu people. Lighting is handmade by the Samburu women creates a warm ambience and welcoming atmosphere.The House can be taken exclusively by one or two groups and can sleep up to 12 guests. To stay at Ol Malo is to live by a different rhythm – measure the day by the time worn patterns of nature. Wake up to see the awe inspiring sunrise, framing the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya. Celebrate the new day with a dawn ride into the wilderness to view the animals as they awake. Feel the night’s chill burn off with the rising of the great equatorial sun while enjoying a bush breakfast. Keep the tempo of the world by the roll of the camel’s stride. Visit the colourful Samburu nomads of the North and sink with the dying sun into the waters of the pool. At night luxuriate in the peace and comfort of Ol Malo and tune into the magical sounds of wild Africa while dining under an ancient star-scape.

Reasons we love Ol Malo House

  • Exclusive use house with an infinity pool overlooking wide-open vistas
  • Spacious sitting and dining rooms with open fires
  • A barbecue area that is the perfect place in which to end the day


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