“If you’re feeling hemmed in by the city and longing for a calming and very civilised break in the bush then this is definitely the place for you. We loved the incredible sense of peace, space and privacy – it’s very hard to believe that Nairobi is so close by when you feel so remote and relaxed. We so enjoyed sitting around the fire pit at night with just the wind and the stars and the silence for company – no noise, no neighbours and no lights for as far as the eye could see. The next morning we walked down into the valley and visited a Maasai manyatta, meeting the herdsmen and seeing the goats and sheep being milked and branded (take your hiking boots as it’s steep and rocky in places) Daniel was a great guide and charming with our children. The staff all looked after us very well – their welcome was warm and genuine and their cooking spot-on. Olmaroroi is a fantastic achievement and such a unique and original place to stay – we couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

Caroline, Nairobi

Summary

  • A gorgeous new bush home in a unique, secluded and truly unspoilt location
  • The perfect luxury escape from Nairobi – less than 1 hour by car from Karen
  • Beautifully designed, furnished and finished – inside and out
  • Really spacious accommodation, extensive grounds, stunning pool
  • Accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 large double ensuite bedrooms
  • Luxury tented accommodation for 2 further guests in the adjoining Olmaroroi Tent
  • From Ksh 40,000 per night for 6 guests ‘self-catering’ with chef and staff

Detailed information

Main House

  • A brand-new home – completed in August 2019
  • Four upstairs double bedrooms with built-in Queen-size beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms – with shower or bath, toiletries supplied
  • Huge upstairs verandas with far-reaching views
  • Beautiful Lamu-style ‘niru’ plasterwork throughout
  • Extensive ground-floor living areas
  • Filled with lovely antiques, furniture and fabrics
  • Inside and outside bar areas, pool table
  • Extra-spacious kitchen with cooking and dining areas
  • Separate cook’s kitchen with dhobi and pantry
  • Downstairs cloakroom
  • Two outside dining tables
  • Covered and open terraces with sitting areas
  • Inside and outside fireplace and fire pit
  • Swimming pool with jacuzzi and sun loungers
  • Swimming pool kickoy towels supplied
  • Extensive grounds
  • Five members of staff – housekeeper, cook, gardener, guide, askari
  • Helipad – ask for co-ordinates
  • Patchy cellphone signal – Safaricom
  • Better cellphone signal – Airtel
  • No wi-fi internet

Olmaroroi Tent

  • Additional accommodation for 2 guests close to the main house
  • Extra-large safari tent with mabati-covered roof
  • Spacious bedroom / living area with double bed, sofas, chairs and dining table
  • Large west-facing covered veranda with sofas and chairs
  • Filled with lovely fabrics and furniture
  • Open air terrace with fire-pit
  • Separate well-appointed bathroom and kitchen

Location

Olmaroroi is situated in a beautiful and quiet location beyond and behind the Ngong Hills in the heart of Maasailand, yet only 30 kilometres (18 miles) west of central Nairobi. The property enjoys wonderful uninterrupted views across the Rift Valley towards Mount Suswa to the West, Mount Longonot to the North and Mount Olorgesaiilie to the South.

How to get there

Olmaroroi is less than 1 hour’s drive from Karen via Ngong Town – we can supply guests with detailed directions and map co-ordinates. Driving distance from Karen is approximately 31 kilometres (19 miles) and from Ngong Town approximately 23 kilometres (14 miles).

A guide on a motorcycle is available to guide guests to the house from Ngong Town – please ask for further details – and guests should ensure that they arrive in daylight as it is easy to get lost in the surrounding bush after dark if unfamiliar with the route.

Visitor’s Book

“If you’re feeling hemmed in by the city and longing for a calming and very civilised break in the bush then this is definitely the place for you. We loved the incredible sense of peace, space and privacy – it’s very hard to believe that Nairobi is so close by when you feel so remote and relaxed. We so enjoyed sitting around the fire pit at night with just the wind and the stars and the silence for company – no noise, no neighbours and no lights for as far as the eye could see. The next morning we walked down into the valley and visited a Maasai manyatta, meeting the herdsmen and seeing the goats and sheep being milked and branded (take your hiking boots as it’s steep and rocky in places) Daniel was a great guide and charming with our children. The staff all looked after us very well – their welcome was warm and genuine and their cooking spot-on. Olmaroroi is a fantastic achievement and such a unique and original place to stay – we couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

Caroline, Nairobi

Rates

Standard rental rates –

Ksh 40,000 per night for up to 6 guests

Ksh 50,000 per night for up to 8 guests

Ksh 70,000 per night for up to 10 guests (house and tent)

  • Minimum stay – 2 nights
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter rental rates – ksh 75,000 per night for up to 10 guests
  • Minimum stay over Christmas, New Year and Easter – 3 nights
  • All rentals are on a ‘self-catering’ basis – including the services of cook and housekeeper
  • Guests should bring all their food and drinks with them (limited supplies of drinking water are supplied)
  • Suggested menus and related shopping list available
  • The house is not suitable for small children of 6 years old or under (except for non-crawling infants) due to steep slopes and drops.
  • Check in – 3pm to 6pm
  • Check out – 10am if guests are arriving that day, flexible otherwise
  • The owners require all adult guests to sign an indemnity / disclaimer form on arrival
  • Please contact us to make a booking
  • Please familiarise yourself with all our terms & conditions when making a booking

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