Ride Overview

Ride like you are in “Out of Africa” with magic that is only found on the plains and in the foothills of the Serengeti. One of the most special rides offered and the epitome of the best of an African safari with all the comforts of a luxury lodge. Gallop the plains with the herds then enjoy sundowners on the veranda, truly a magical experience.

Ol Malo, your base for the week, offers riders and non riders an oasis for adventure, relaxation and privacy in abundance. Retire to your luxurious room and fall asleep to the sounds of the native animals. Ol Malo is a privately owned family ranch and game sanctuary in the wild Northern Laikipia district. It’s the heartland of the Samburu tribe. Your stay, in the heart of the African bush, is an intimate and highly personal experience. You’ll be exploring the mountains, painted valleys, deserts and some of Kenya’a best kept secrets. There are three options for accommodation – Ol Malo Lodge, Ol Malo House (for intact groups or families) and Ol Malo Nomad, the tented safari that uses a helicopter, a team of camels and the sure-footed horses onsite along with ancient tribal knowledge to transport you even deeper into this magical country.

Fishing, hiking, helicopter rides are all available to non riders. Itineraries are bespoke for each reservation to individual interests. Riding and Ol Malo Nomad are arranged for a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 4 riders.

Dates & Rates:
Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2023 and Dec. 1-19, 2023: $964.00 USD per person per night, 2 night minimum.
July 1-Aug. 31, 2023 and Dec. 20, 2023-Jan. 6, 2024: 1,300.00 USD per person per night, 2 night minimum.

Ol Malo Nomad option: Additional $1,000.00 per group of 2-4 riders. Not offered Dec. 20, 2023-Jan. 5, 2024.

***Notes on this program and accommodation:
For the optimal experience, we recommend a minimum 5 night/4 day program.
It is recommended you arrive to Ol Malo on Day 1 rested, as there is game drive as well as riding in the afternoon. You may want to plan to arrive to Nairobi a day or two ahead of the start of the itinerary.
There is no WiFi onsite and power is by generator with no facilities for charging devices, nor are there hairdryers.

Rates include all meals, soft drinks, beer, non premium wine and laundry services as well as riding and conservancy fees.
Transfers from the Ol Malo airstrip are included. Transfers from Loisaba Airstrip are $58.00 USD per car.
There is a $250.00 USD guide/pilot fee per night – this fee is divided by the number of guests in attendance
This ride is NOT suitable for beginners
Comprehensive medical and travel insurance (including temporary Flying Doctor Membership where relevant in Kenya) is required for all guests traveling to the properties and is a condition of travel and stay.


  • Accommodation
  • All meals, soft drinks, beer, non premium wine
  • Horse and all tack
  • Guiding services
  • Game drives
  • Laundry services
  • Transfers from the Ol Malo airstrip (charter flight)

Not Included

  • Airfaire
  • Nairobi transfers between Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson Airport
  • Flight to/from Losiaba Airstrip
  • Transfers to/from Losiaba Airstrip ($58.00 per vehicle, each way)
  • Flying Doctor membership
  • Travel insurance
  • Grautuities at the end of your stay