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Ol Malo

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Ol Malo is a privately-owned game sanctuary on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River - 5000 acres of spectacular bush country overlooked by Mount Kenya. Guests can experience the hospitality of the family home or in a large self-contained house in the grounds of one of the most stunning properties in east Africa.



In this majestic setting - on a rock escarpment on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau, bordering the tribal heartlands of the nomadic Samburu people – the Francombe family and their Samburu neighbours have created a home for themselves and a dream destination for the privileged few who seek a glimpse into the true heart of Africa.


There are a total of 6 double rooms, one single - all en-suite and a loft area for children. A large living room with comfortable furnishings and an open fireplace is a wonderful place to relax in the evenings, before dinner in front of a roaring fire. Daytime revolves around the pool area with lunch served overlooking the infinity pool. A large BBQ area near the pool is a great place to eat under a starlit sky or a full moon.

Each double room has its own veranda and complete privacy. An infinity pool adds to the beauty as well as the amenity of this place.

Ol Malo House

Ol Malo House – is exclusive to one group of guests, able to accommodate 12 guests with ease and is built in rock, olive wood and with a thatched roof.

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.


  • Tube in tyres down the rapids
  • Fish for catfish and barbel
  • Horse or camel riding on the plains
  • Cross-country mountain biking
  • Game drives - day and night
  • Bush walks in the company of local rangers and trackers
  • Cultural visits to the local Samburu
  • Camping under the stars or overnight in Ol Malo’s ‘leopard look out hide


By charter flight direct to Ol Malo airstrip, or by schedule flight from Wilson Airport (Nairobi) to Nanyuki and connecting charter to Ol Malo.

Hosted by: Colin, Rocky and Andrew Francombe

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Contact details

Colin and Rocky Francombe

Tel: + 254 62 32715

Mob: + 254 721 630686

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