Ol Malo Lodge

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Ol Malo is a privately owned game sanctuary located on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau. Many people would tell you it is an ideal lodge for honeymooners and families. But this is only because it is owned and operated by the Francombes, a multi-generational Kenyan family who are deeply committed to giving guests a memorable time. The Ol Malo Lodge is the stuff of dreams. You can take great pleasure in views over dramatic hills and endless plains. It presents an adventure in a land inhabited by wildlife living undisturbed by the rhythm of nature. The rich culture of Kenya is also a vital part of the Ol Malo Lodge and it all serves to enhance your safari experience.



Where to stay?

You can choose to stay in the Ol Malo Lodge or the Ol Malo House. The Ol Malo Lodge is best for couples and honeymooners while the Ol Malo house is more suitable for families, and larger groups. Both accommodations offer breathtaking views. The lodge has four cottages, separate bathrooms, living areas, and private veranda. The Ol Malo House comes with a large sitting and dining room, complete with a beautiful fireplace and encircled by three double bedrooms. The décor in the accommodation are inspired by the wild surroundings and culture of the Samburu people with a unique appeal.  Each room has a character of its own. To create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the lighting is handmade by the Samburu women. There’s a barbeque area to enjoy some time out under the African sky.


Ol Malo is ideal for a group or couple adventure. Activities include endless wild walks, fly camp, fishing, horseback ride, swimming in the pool, game drive, a camelback ride, a helicopter ride to the popular Lake Turkana with the owners, sundowner drinks, bush picnics, and special activities for kids. Game viewing includes animal sightings like leopards, elephant, buffalo, lions, wild dogs, kudu, zebra, giraffe, and camels. It is said that you can also wait at the waterhole to see what appears. All activities can be tailored to suit your specific needs and that of children included on the safari.



The living areas are well organized with meals. Almost anything of your choosing but lots of exotic dishes to explore. Afternoon tea is served in the main rooms at the top of the lodge.

Ol Malo Lodge is a must for your safari, and I’m sure glad to have it on mine. On a personal note, I would like to thank the special people who made planning this smooth and enjoyable for me. I greatly appreciate Tim Lapage and everyone at Safari Experts of Park City, Utah for their assistance in planning this Kenya Safari.

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About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...

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