Need to learn more about this fascinating, diverse and extraordinary country? Lucinda Morris, Anita Powell, Kate Coleridge & Simon Beck co-hosted an ‘Introduction to Kenya’ webinar which was listened to by nearly 400 Agents. We got some fantastic feedback, so why not have a listen to the recording here: https://bit.ly/IntrotoKenya_Recording
The Francombe family have become legends who are known for their tireless energy and incredible hospitality at Ol Malo. They are the heart and soul of Ol Malo, living, working and entertaining in this stunning corner of Laikipia. But as the House, Lodge and Ol Malo Nomad becoming increasingly popular, it was time to recruit some help from others who share their passions, focus and sense of fun. We are delighted to introduce some new faces…
Read all about it here!
Ol Malo has some stunning new images which will send you green with envy! They capture the essence of Ol Malo; the excitement, sense of adventure, the luxury and amazing cultural experience offered by Ol Malo and the Francombe family.
Please download the images here:
We are often asked about Ol Malo’s contributions to the community and conservation. Chyulu Francombe clarifies this beautifully:
‘The Samburu Trust works in an ecosystem trying to balance all the many parts – The People (education, medical, women groups/ the arts) – The Wildlife (Warrior Scouts, conservation fees) – The land (grazing and open water reservoirs)
We love this short clip showing the wonderful colours and sounds of the Samburu. The video was shot at Ol Malo and highlights the strong relationship between the Lodge and its Samburu neighbours. Ol Malo offers an unrivaled cultural experience, genuinely Kenyan. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/w-fF4FZPqPU
Its 2017, a new year, lets experience the world in as many different ways as we can. See it through other peoples eyes, between the animal’s ears and from above like a bird. Appreciate the little things in life, the glue that binds the natural world.
Here are 6 reasons why you should take yourselves to Kenya and add Ol Malo to your itinerary.
1. By Helicopter, through the eyes of a bird
Nothing beats soaring above beautiful Kenya. Within minutes you could be enjoying a view too staggering to imagine and only the winds of gods whispering around you. Or with a morning to explore, you could be miles from civilization passing over awe inspiring scenery, catching Nile perch for lunch, watching pink flamingos swarming below you and even if you were to take the same trip over and over – every day is different. On the last day of 2016 Andrew and guests saw a melanistic serval cat leaping across a river.
2. Between two ears
All levels of riders from kids on leading rein, beginner adults, happy hackers to 3-day eventers enjoy moving un-noticed among the wild herds. Gently, or at speed enjoying the sure footed-ness of a Kenyan homebred, guests can watch towering giraffe browsing above you or elephant through two pricked ears. Horseback has to be one of the best ways to explore Kenya. Last week we had a wild dog pup come within a meter of a horses’ nose, just checking us out! Add in an Ol Malo Nomad horse safari and you’re alone in the wilderness, your belongings on a camel, traveling by trusty steed and living life as a Nomad.
3. On foot, through the eyes of a Samburu
Work off those 3 course meals… follow a bouncing Samburu stride! Stop tripping over those rocks like a town clown and learn to weave in and out of ‘wait a bit’ bushes like a London-er walking down Oxford street in rush hour. Feel that adrenaline rush as you climb a rock and watch peaceful elephant families rumbling below you. Learn about stitching ants and the tracks of last nights’ visitors on the path.
4. Sitting treetop height – riding a camel!
Swaying at treetop height, no need to concentrate on your footing on the back of a camel. Appreciate their character and hardiness and get close to the game. We’ve even seen lion from camels!
5. 4 x 4
Of course vehicle is always an option, but lets do them Ol Malo style viewing from the roof seats and add in a night drive…we’ve seen lots of aardvark lately!
6. From your balcony or lounging by the pool
Take a break, whilst sipping your morning tea or an evening sundowner scan below you … we’ve seen all sorts from our vantage point on the cliffs, standoffs between elephant and wild dog, cattle and elephant sharing the water trough, good things come to those who wait.
Stay 3, pay 2
Bride stays for FREE (valid for Honeymooners staying 4 nights or more)
– For all new bookings made during 2016 for stays before 20 December 2017, excluding the festive period of 24 Dec 2016 to 4 Jan 2017 inclusive.
– Applicable for Ol Malo House and Lodge only (excluding Ol Malo Nomad)
– Honeymooners must travel within one year of their wedding (proof may be required)
– Conservancy fees at $105 to be paid for free nights.
– Conservation Fees are nett and non-commissionable.
– These offers are not combinable
Ol Malo is the perfect place for a romantic getaway – here are our 4 favorite romantic things to do!
1. Taking top spot is a flight in our little helicopter to explore the secrets of the north. Ending the day with a sundowner on a rock in the middle of nowhere, but with a view to everywhere. Topping off the experience by sleeping out in our lightweight chopper camp under a blanket of stars, an experience of a lifetime that every couple should share! Andrew has played a discrete ‘goosberry’ to a number of proposals!!
2. At second place; spending a night in our little tree house overlooking a waterhole. Snuggling up, listening to Africa’s nightlife and star gazing to your hearts content.
3. Perfect for those who don’t like to stray to far from the comforts of the Lodge; Lounging in the love bath on the edge of the cliffs, whilst sipping on bubbly and watching the last of the sun’s rays warming the valley below.
4. Last but not least; a private dinner in the bush. Starting with a sundowner and sliding into supper. Surrounded by Africa.
Ol Malo House and Lodge are offering Autumn Incentive rates for NEW bookings for travel 1st September – 31st October and 1st – 19th December 2015 (subject to availability):
Rack $445 plus Conservancy Fees $105 per adult per night
No single supplements to apply for this incentive, and children 15 years and under at 50%.
Third child sharing with two other children free but pays Conservancy Fees.
Prevailing trade commission rates on accommodation apply.
Conservation Fees are nett and non-commissionable.