Laikipia Conservancy Areas, Kenya
Perched on a rock escarpment high above the plains, the family-run Ol Malo Lodge has one of the most dramatic locations in Africa. If your image of Africa is landscapes that seem to stretch for eternity, this little gem will take your breath away.
Built from natural materials, the lodge itself feels like a home away from home. Large private verandahs and glorious baths are just two of the features, complemented by an infinity swimming pool on the edge of the cliff.
Ol Malo is on the border of Samburu and Laikipia counties. Wildlife roams freely and every day’s safari feels like a nomadic journey across vast hinterland. We’d highly recommend travelling by foot, camel, or horseback, because you can discover huge areas that are completely inaccessible by road. Another delightful activity is wiling away a few hours at the hide, which has a perfect photographer’s view over a popular waterhole. There’s even an option for a night’s camping out in the bush. We also love the bush breakfasts and dinners; great ways to be amongst nature.
Elephant and buffalo are among the local residents and although game densities aren’t especially high, the sense of wilderness is exquisite. We feel that Ol Malo offers a true glimpse into the authenticity of Africa; welcoming smiles, a sense of adventure, and views that will stay with you for an eternity.
Stay 3 Pay 2 on the following dates in 2020: 06Jan-31Mar / 01Jun-30Jun / 16Sep-31Oct / 01Dec-19Dec (conservancy fees payable on comp night)
- Seven exquisite rooms in the main lodge plus four rooms in a private house that can be booked for exclusive use
- Full board food and drink
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Walking safaris
- Horseback and camel safaris
- Options for overnight camping in the wild
- Infinity pool
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £595 / €675 / $765