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Horse safari and guide at ol Malo
Horse safari and guide at ol Malo
Romantic bath and views from ol Malo
Romantic bath and views from ol Malo
Seating Area
Ol Malo Romantic Safari
Ol Malo Romantic Safari
Romantic Honeymoons at Ol Malo
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Ol Malo - Kenya - Camping
Ol Malo - Kenya - Camping
Dining views from ol Malo
Dining views from ol Malo
Samburu
Horse Safari with guide from Ol Malo
Horse Safari with guide from Ol Malo
Safari
Views from suites at ol Malo
Views from suites at ol Malo
Ol Malo - Exterior At Dusk
Ol Malo - Exterior At Dusk
Bedroom interior at ol Malo
Bedroom interior at ol Malo
Ol Malo, Kenya - Pool
Ol Malo, Kenya - Pool
Guides taking in the views at Ol Malo
Guides taking in the views at Ol Malo
Ol Malo - Kenya - Camel Riding
Ol Malo - Kenya - Camel Riding
Exterior Daytime

Ol Malo

This unique and striking bush-home-cum-lodge nestles into the curves of a rocky escarpment on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau overlooking the ancient landscape of the Northern Frontier District. It is a beautiful wilderness area in Central Kenya which teems with wildlife and stretches across the foothills of Mt Kenya. Built, owned and managed by the Francombe family, with the help of their Samburu neighbours, Ol Malo offers one of Kenya’s original bush home experiences.

Once an overgrazed cattle ranch, Ol Malo was bought by Colin and Rocky Francombe (both descended from settler families) about 20 years ago. Their vision was to create a family home and carve a future for themselves and their children.

Romantic Honeymoons at Ol Malo
Guide and camel
helicopter horses and camels

SLEEP

Ol Malo comprises the original Ol Malo Lodge which has four stunning, individual guest rooms (better suited to couples) and the more recent addition, the six bedroom family-orientated Ol Malo House. The rooms have been so cleverly designed that the house can comfortably cater for one or two separate families at any one time or up to three families on an exclusive use basis. Three ensuite double bedrooms encircle the large living and dining area which forms the central hub and two further cottages house the other three rooms – the large Crocodile Room and the two Hippo Rooms which are interconnected by a cosy living space.  Colin and Rocky continue to welcome guests into Ol Malo Lodge whilst Ol Malo House is run by their son, Andrew and his wife, Chyulu. Born and brought up with the African wilderness as his playground, Andrew’s boundless energy and sense of adventure make him the perfect host for young families. He is also an accomplished bush pilot and Chyulu is a keen horse rider. 

PLAY

The Ol Malo experience is all about fun and spontaneity. The wildlife includes elephant, leopard, buffalo, lion, wild dog, giraffe, gazelle, impala, zebra and the greater kudu (Ol Malo’s namesake), but Ol Malo offers so much more than traditional game drives in open safari vehicles. Cultural interaction with the Samburu people is integral to the Ol Malo experience. This is one of those special places which touches the hearts of all those who visit.

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TURQUOISE ISLAND OF THE MONTH: PETIT ST VINCENT, THE GRENADINES

Just a short hop from Barbados lies the exquisite private island of Petit St. Vincent. A true hidden gem, it’s the perfect place to escape the daily grind. Relaxation is key here and with no distractions other than swaying palms and gentle sea breeze, unwinding is effortless.

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TURQUOISE ISLAND OF THE MONTH: PETIT ST VINCENT, THE GRENADINES

Just a short hop from Barbados lies the exquisite private island of Petit St. Vincent. A true hidden gem, it’s the perfect place to escape the daily grind. Relaxation is key here and with no distractions other than swaying palms and gentle sea breeze, unwinding is effortless.