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Ol Malo House

Ol Malo House is located within the Ol Malo Ranch on the edge of the Laikipia Escarpment in central Kenya.

Ol Malo are especially known for their hospitality, with two generations of the Francombe family sharing the hosting and management over their two properties (Ol Malo House and Ol Malo Lodge). The House can be booked as a complete unit of six bedrooms, or separate individual rooms may be booked. It is very unique in style and particularly fun for families, whether taken privately or on a shared basis, due to the ‘Flintstone’s meet the Hobbits’ design. The property is very well run with great attention to detail and friendly service. There is a relaxed feel to the place and the accommodation and food should be viewed as very comfortable and homely rather than luxurious and sophisticated. We wouldn’t suggest Ol Malo House for an intensive game experience, but rather for a more general hosted wilderness stay, with an emphasis on relaxing, exclusivity, culture and undertaking varied activities. Ol Malo therefore fits very well in between Kenya’s more intense game destinations.


Ol Malo House has six different rooms, all built in the combined Flintstone/Hobbit style which is fun and very comfortable. Three of the rooms are in the main house, one in particular is mainly suitable for children, one is in the…


Laikipia covers a significant portion of dramatic countryside in northern Kenya, sandwiched between Samburu and Mount Kenya in the east and the Aberdare Mountains and Great Rift Valley in the west. The central section of the…


Ol Malo House is really the ideal solution for families looking for an exclusive escape into the African wilderness. The whole concept takes its inspiration from the Flintstones and was built with a lot of humour and a sense of fun. Children…

Conservation & community

Ol Malo work closely with the local communities and have supported various initiatives, in particular starting the Samburu Trust. The Trust, which began with a small number of women and children, now covers over 1 million acres…

LocationOl Malo Ranch, Laikipia Plateau
AccessScheduled flight into Loisaba (40 mins) or Charter flight into Ol Malo (5 mins)
OpenDecember to March and June to October
Camp StylePrivate safari house
FocusCulture / Wilderness / Exclusivity / Relaxation / Big game / Varied activities
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Horse riding / Samburu workshop visit / Camel riding / Helicopter flights / Mountain biking / Local village visits/ Fly camping / Overnight hide sleep out
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6 (8 for private group)
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms6 units (including 1 two bedroomed cottage)
Family AccommodationThree bedroomed main house / Two bedroomed Hippo Cottage / Extra beds possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerOn request
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
WellnessMasseuse (payable direct)
Dining StyleCommunal but flexible
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard
NOTEThere are four friendly safari dogs on the property