Adventure, discover, relax
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The Swahili word “safari” means “to journey” in English. When you safari with us, you will discover the magic of Kenya and maybe something new about yourself, too.
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Ol Malo Experience
Signature experience with helicopter expeditions
The ultimate retreat for newlyweds & couples
An oasis for family bonding
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You give us your budget and we’ll give you a trip that will blow your mind
OL MALO NOMAD
Tailor-made itinerary on foot, camel, horseback, or helicopter into the Bush
THE OL MALO EXPERIENCE
Your stay will be as big as your imagination, as easygoing or adrenaline-fueled as you wish. Ol Malo and the 5,000 acres of private land around it will become your personal Kenyan playground teeming with possibility.
From the moment you arrive on our airstrip, each day will be a new adventure; whether that be horseback riding alongside giraffe and zebra, grilling out on the open plains for a sundowner, visiting the local Samburu tribe, or blasting off in our doors-off helicopter to jump off giant sand dunes and picnic on the lakeshore in the Great Rift’s Suguta Valley.
Your Suguta Day will be the emotional crescendo of your time at Ol Malo, as you set off on what The Wall Street Journal calls an “otherworldly helicopter safari.” We can confidently say there is nothing else in the world like what you will experience on this day. Some things are better left a secret: so we’ll let you discover why we say that on your own.
Each day you will choose what you would like your adventure to be and we’ll take care of the rest. Your private safari car and dedicated guide are standing at the ready to lead your Kenyan expeditions. Where will you have them go?
"The best day of our lives."
“I compared dozens of places online and I’m so thankful I chose Ol Malo. You really won’t believe how special this place is until you’re there. We took two helicopters into the Great Rift Valley and Lake Turkana and it’s hard to put into words what we experienced out there. My wife and I have traveled all over the world and that is still the best day of our lives. Book the helicopter day. Go.”
Come see why we’ve been named a #1 Best Honeymoon Destination and savor the romance and beauty that Kenya has to offer. Ol Malo is a prime destination for those seeking equal parts adventure and serenity.
Newlyweds enjoy spending a night under the African sky in the picturesque Ol Malo Treehouse, it’s spiral wooden staircase hung with old-fashioned lanterns and table adorned with champagne and three-course meals. Other tailored activities can include a romantic bath in the outdoor heart-shaped bathtub on your private terrace, couples massages by the infinity pool, private helicopter safaris into the Great Rift Valley for a day of pure adrenaline, galloping over the plains on horseback to sunset cocktails in the wilderness, and candlelit dinners on the romantic Star Deck.
Our dedicated safari cars and private guides ensure newlyweds can enjoy their time in privacy and peace, giving couples a euphoric start to their new chapter together.
THE "OUT OF AFRICA" MOMENTS YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT
“After you get wild with a private helicopter safari taking you into the Great Rift Valley to spot big game, take a leisurely soak in the outdoor heart-shape bathtub on the private guest room terrace as the sounds of elephants and zebras drift up from the valley below.”
As a family-run operation with kids of our own, we specialize in creating experiences for families with kids of all ages.
The three-bedroom Main House and two-bedroom Hippo Cottage were created to cater to families and groups. For larger family reunions and celebrations, we can also accommodate an exclusive buyout of the six bedrooms in the Ol Malo House. From swimming pools and ping pong competitions to beginners horseback riding and spear throwing with a Samburu Warrior, your children will have no shortage of wonders to discover.
Kids and families love spending the night in the two double bunk beds at The Leopard Hide, safely enclosed but close enough to our watering hole to spot leopard and other animals throughout the night. Other activities include splashing around in our salt water infinity pool, collecting chicken eggs and milking cows at the Ol Malo Ranch, and playing outdoor games like ping pong, darts, slackline, and giant Jenga.
And for the littlest ones? Our philanthropic partner, The Samburu Trust, runs a kindergarten right here on our property that your kiddos are welcome to stop by and join in with the Samburu tribe’s school children.
"FIRST TASTE OF AFRICA"
“Having our kids first taste of Africa through Ol Malo was the perfect blend of adventure and wonder.”
OL MALO NOMAD
Africa can be felt in your core, but you have to get out there to feel it. Take your Kenya expedition one step further with an unforgettable Ol Malo Nomad trek to explore painted valleys, deserts and mountains. Accessing areas by helicopter, a team of camels, sure-footed horses, and Samburu guides with the knowledge of ancient tribes – we invite you to experience some of Kenya’s most untouched wilderness and smile with the wildest of faces.
Whether it be watching the earth fall away beneath you on Nomad Helicopter, walking further into the untamed wilderness than you have even been before with Nomad Bush Walk, unleashing your mind alongside true Kenyan Cowboys and Cowgirls on Nomad Horse, or chasing down the elusive 100-pound Jade Sea Giants on Nomad Fish – we will create a tailor-made mobile camp itinerary just for you.
"I MUST ADMIT THAT MY LIFE HAS BEEN FOREVER ALTERED"
“Those are big words for a one week trip but it is true and entirely because of my experience at Ol Malo… all I can think of is the Nomad riding trip I had, the nights spent sleeping in tents in the wild of Kenya and the mythical location of the Ol Malo Lodge perched on the edge of a cliff. I can barely wait until I am able to return again.”
-– Kristina S.
Kick off your safari shoes, put your favorite playlist on the Bose speakers in your living room, and call for an Old Fashioned by the fireplace. Welcome home, friend.
A true owner’s experience – Ol Malo House will become your own private residence in Kenya for the week. A personal chef, bartender, safari guide, housekeeping team, and on-site managers will make sure your every whim is executed with warm Kenyan hospitality. You can be as pampered or undisturbed as you like, as adventurous or laid back as you desire.
Our travel partners can handle everything, including your group’s private bush plane transportation to and from Ol Malo. Gourmet meals, private safari cars, dedicated hosts and guides, unlimited ground activities (horseback riding, camel excursions, game drives, and much more) are all taken care of. Your stay can also include a day of blasting off into the Great Rift’s Suguta Valley in nimble doors-off Robinson R44 helicopters.
The sky’s the limit. As an owner for the week, you have the reins.
Whether it be an intimate family reunion, a business networking retreat, or a themed private event – your personal Expedition Expert will make sure your time with us is seamless and every detail is in order in advance.
Ol Malo House’s six unique ensuite rooms include:
- A three-bedroom house with living area, dining room, massage sanctuary, and sky deck
- A two-bedroom bungalow with a shared, open-air living area
- A standalone cottage
- Shared infinity pool, barbeque patio, lounge, and dining terraces
Just a 10-minute walk or drive away, Ol Malo Lodge can also be added with its:
- Four standalone, secluded rooms each with its own outdoor terrace
- Shared infinity pool, barbeque patio, family room, lounge, and dining terraces
"THE BEST TRIP I HAVE EVER DONE"
“There are limitless options for relaxation or adventure at your fingertips and the Francombes are rich resources to help structure any trip desired. Ol Malo is the perfect home base to see the region, I can’t recommend this property enough.”
-– William W.
Let us make the world revolve around you.
You give us your budget and we’ll give you an itinerary that will blow your mind.
Blasting off into the Great Rift Valley in a doors-off helicopter, sailing along the coastline of the Indian Ocean on a luxury Dhow, riding on horseback through remote villages, camping out around an open fire under the wild African night sky….your trip will be hand-crafted and customized to be like nothing else anyone you know has ever done. Our Expedition Expert will make sure of that.
Come find your freedom. Come find Ol Malo.