“We’ve had the most fabulous time! Olepangi House was great – a beautiful place and perfectly situated. Clinton and Elizabeth were great hosts and looked after us so well. Thank you for working with us to have made this such a wonderful holiday, it’s been very special. We look forward to next time.”

Darine, UK

A stunning new architect-designed home, filled with a remarkable collection of art, antiques and fabrics from Africa and Asia. Olepangi House features three spacious ensuite bedrooms, with additional mezzanine space for overflow friends and family. There is one elevated ground-floor double bedroom with private deck, one ground-floor twin bedroom and an upstairs master bedroom with large private living room and two private decks which enjoy stunning views.

“A piece of paradise! The staff were great – they made the stay 5 star. Many happy family memories created during our stay in this wonderful house. Thanks everyone for making our time special” 

Jackie, New Zealand

Downstairs is a huge, high-ceilinged, open-plan living room and dining room with a grand fireplace. The gardens feature a water fountain, fire pit, outdoor dining table, lounge chairs and morning breakfast table facing the Mount Kenya. The kitchen is linked directly to the dining room. Full-board or self-catering stays are available and self-catering stays include the services of cook and housekeeper.

“A great stay! Laikipia at its best. Your crew made our stay so comfortable, so welcoming and looked after us so well. The gardens are special and your vegetable gardens are exceptional!”

Tim, Terri, Zoe, Eileen, Kenya, UK and South Africa

Olepangi House sits close to the charming Olepangi Farm Cottages and the house can be booked separately or in conjunction with the cottages. The accommodation is set on a 120-acre equestrian property which looks across the Ngishishi River to 36,000-acre Ole Naishu, a working cattle ranch full of wildlife. Guests can enjoy a horse ride in the surrounding community area (approximately 2 hours) or a picnic ride along the Ole Naishu border (approximately 4 hours). Riding lessons are also available in an all-weather arena on a selection of well-schooled ponies and horses. The farm also has a bush polo ground and polo lessons can be arranged for advanced riders.

“We had a very lovely stay at Olepangi House. Clinton and his team (Joseph, Ann and Joyce) were absolutely amazing. We received 5 star treatment.

Thank you very much and I’ll definitely be coming back to East African retreats for my next weekend getaway.”

Linda, Nairobi

Summary

  • A striking and sophisticated new bush home
  • Beautifully and tastefully furnished and decorated
  • Ideally located for exploring Laikipia and Mount Kenya
  • Lovely gardens, outdoor dining, fire pit, stunning views
  • Accommodates 6 guests in 3 ensuite bedrooms
  • Standard rental rate – ksh 40,000 per night ‘self catering’ with chef and staff

Detailed information

Suggested activities at Olepangi Farm and nearby

  • Walking and hiking
  • Horse rides in the local community area
  • Riding and polo lessons on the farm
  • Games drives into the Lolldaiga Hills
  • Riding Safaris in the Lolldaigas and Ole Naishu Ranch
  • Ngare Ndare Forest walk
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Borana and Lewa Conservancies
  • Climbing Mount Ololokwe

Location

Laikipia

Mount-Kenya

Laikipia

Situated to the North West of Mount Kenya, the Laikipia plateau is one of Africa’s most exciting and exclusive wilderness safari destinations – combining abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery, extraordinary cultural and bio-diversity, some of East Africa’s most successful nature and game conservancies – and a complete absence of package tourism.

The ‘Laikipia experience’ comes largely free of the constraints that often apply in Kenya’s national parks and reserves. Activities such as night game drives, nature walks, bike tours, horse-riding and camel treks – prohibited in most parks – are just some the exhilarating pursuits on hand in the extensive private reserves and game conservancies that make up much of the region.

Game drive, Lolldaiga Hills

Lolldaiga Hills

Laikipia hosts a wealth and diversity of wildlife – second only to the Masai Mara in Kenya. It has significant populations of predators and also the “Big Five”, with over 50% of Kenya’s black and white rhinos, thousands of elephants, about 25% of the world’s Grevy Zebras, and an increasing population of rare Wild Dogs. The region is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in East Africa.

Rhinos Laikipia

Laikipia Rhinos

From Nanyuki and its environs there are numerous excursions , game drives and cultural visits that can be organised to neighbouring reserves, safari lodges and private ranches – such as Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Solio Ranch and Mount Kenya National Park. Riding, climbing, trekking, flying, white-water rafting, fly-fishing, polo, golf, mountaineering and many other sports and activities are also available close by. For more information on the flora and fauna and conservation of the region please visit the website of the Laikipia Wildlife Forum www.laikipia.org.

Nanyuki

laikipia-nanyuki

Nanyuki

The gateway to Laikipia and Kenya’s northern territories, the busy market town of Nanyuki was founded in 1907 and still retains a distinctly old-fashioned charm.  Dominated by the peaks of Mount Kenya, Nanyuki sits at 1,950 metres above sea level – making it one of the 15 highest towns in Africa – and the Equator runs across the main road just to the South of the town.

Nanyuki Equator

Nanyuki Equator

These days Nanyuki is home to the Kenyan Air Force and to the British Army in Kenya, and there are several good places to visit, shop and eat in the town – including the Lily Pond Arts Centre, Le Rustique and Cape Chestnut. At Nanyuki Airport you will find the popular Barney’s restaurant and just across the road One Stop Nanyuki has a café and excellent delicatessen. In the centre of town you will find a branch of Nakumatt , a Dormans Café and a Blue Rhino gift shop.

Barney's

Barney’s Restaurant

How to get there

By Road

Driving distance from Nairobi to Nanyuki is 120 miles (195 kilometres) on the main A2 road via Thika and Karatina – the road is good and the journey should take 3-4 hours.

Timau is about 20km northeast of Nanyuki, and Olepangi is about 5 km off this main road – the drive from Nanyuki should take about 30 minutes and we can supply guests with detailed directions to the farm.

By Air

Nanyuki’s airport sits just to the south of town and there are daily scheduled flights to and from Nairobi on the following airlines –

Flights from Nanyuki also connect with the Masai Marai, Samburu National Park, Lewa Downs and other safari destinations in northern Kenya – please check with the airline for details.

The Olepangi team will be pleased to organise taxis to and from Nanyuki.

Visitor’s Book

“We’ve had the most fabulous time! Olepangi House was great – a beautiful place and perfectly situated. Clinton and Elizabeth were great hosts and looked after us so well. Thank you for working with us to have made this such a wonderful holiday, it’s been very special. We look forward to next time.”

Darine, UK

“A piece of paradise!  The staff were great – they made the stay 5 star. Many happy family memories created during our stay in this wonderful house. Thanks everyone for making our time special” 

Jackie, New Zealand

“A great stay!  Laikipia at its best. Your crew made our stay so comfortable, so welcoming and looked after us so well.  The gardens are special and your vegetable gardens are exceptional!”

Tim, Terri, Zoe, Eileen, Kenya, UK and South Africa

“We had a very lovely stay at Olepangi House. Clinton and his team (Joseph, Ann and Joyce) were absolutely amazing. We received 5 star treatment.

Thank you very much and I’ll definitely be coming back to East African retreats for my next weekend getaway.”

Linda, Nairobi

Rates

Self-catered rates

  • Exclusive use – ksh 40,000 per night
  • Peak season – exclusive use – ksh 55,000 per night  (Easter weekend and 20th December to 5th January)

Self-catered rentals include the services of chef and housekeeper

Full-board rates

  • Per adult sharing per night (Mon – Thurs) Ksh 13,500
  • Per adult sharing per night (Fri – Sun) Ksh 14,500
  • Adult single per night 150% of per person per night rate
  • Per child sharing per night (10 – 15 years) Ksh 10,500
  • Child single (10 – 15 years) 150% of per child per night rate
  • Christmas supplement (23rd Dec – 2nd Jan) Ksh 2,500 per person per night

Rates are on a ‘full board’ basis including all meals and soft drinks but excluding alcoholic drinks

These rates are for East African residents – please contact us for non-resident rates

Please note Olepangi Farm is not suitable for small children – please contact us with the ages of your children to check availability

Minimum stay – 2 nights

Check in – 2 pm, Check out – 11 am

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