Designed in a luxury ranch style, Ol Malo was built by hand using local materials. Its spacious rooms mix safari chic with the flair of local Samburu beading. Additionally, Ol Malo Nomad, its lightweight mobile camp, offers private groups a chance to explore the wild on foot, by horseback, by camel, or in a helicopter. Stays at Ol Malo Treehouse and the property’s devoted Leopard Hide are also available as complimentary overnight activities for guests.
One of northern Kenya’s original bush homes, Ol Malo lies in the heart of Samburuland. As neighbours, they and the indigenous Samburu tribe have spent decades working hand-in-hand to benefit the people, wildlife, and land. Indeed, Julia Francombe – founder of the Samburu Trust and daughter of Ol Malo’s founders – spends most of her time living in the bush with a team of warriors in order to best understand the Samburu people’s needs, and thus to implement projects that make a real difference.