Full of rich cultures, engaging conservation experiences and adventurous activities in the Kenyan wilderness

7 nights – 3 nights at Ol Malo and 4 nights at Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Includes domestic flights and 1 FREE night at Cottar’s 1920s Camp
(based on 4 pax in green season, price is dependent on no. of pax and season)

2022 = From $ 6,047 pppn | 2023 = From $ 6,187 pppn

*Terms and conditions apply

Accommodations

  • 3 nights at Ol Malo

  • 4 nights at Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Domestic Schedule Flights

  1. Wilson Airport (08h00) to Loisaba Airstrip (09h30)
  2. Loisaba Airstrip (09h05) to Cottar’s Airstrip (11h00)
  3. Cottar’s Airstrip (11h00) to Wilson Airport (12h00)

Highlights

  • See the ‘Big Five’ without the crowds
  • Meet Maasai warriors and learn about their culture and traditions
  • Take a hot-air balloon flight over the
    Maasai Mara
  • Bush walks
  • Spa treatments
  • Traditional canvas bush bath experience
  • Delicious food
  • Conservation activities
  • Helicopter flight
  • Dinner and overnight stay in the treehouse
  • Dinner and overnight stay in the
    Leopard Hide
  • Camel safaris
  • Samburu tribe meetings – drink chai inside
    a homestead while learning about their way of life
  • Partaking in traditional dances at sunset with Samburu warriors
  • Beading lessons with Maasai/Samburu mamas at the on-site workshop
  • Visiting local markets and villages for an authentic look at Maasai/Samburu life

Ol Malo

CONTRIBUTE TO – CONSERVATION, COMMUNITY, CULTURE & COMMERCE

OVERVIEW
“Old-fashioned charm that’s rare in the modern world of glamping and mega-lodges.” – The Wall Street Journal

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.

“Deeply rooted in Kenya, we stand by the people and wildlife of this land and are invested in their future. We support The Samburu Trust by providing physical spaces (such as two schools and a beading workshop). We also give our time and expertise for free for assistance on wildlife conflict, medical care, and building water reservoir systems to support the entire ecosystem” – the Francombe family.

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Founded in 2000, the Samburu Trust aims to protect and secure the future of the Samburu people and their land through education, conservation, healthcare, water supply, women’s-opportunity, and ecotourism initiatives. It:

  • Funds helicopter flights to dart and treat injured elephants, or rescue and rehabilitate
    orphaned animals
  • Provides free schooling for more than 100 children on the Ol Malo grounds in a centre built
    in 2003
  • Provides free medical assistance for the local community
  • Oversees a network of clean water reservoirs
  • Provides a safe workshop space, beads and designs for 90+ mammas to sell their works abroad. Uplifting the women of the tribe elevates the entire community.
  • Has worked for over a decade to successfully eradicate trachoma, a blinding eye disease, from the Samburu community
  • Because of this deep and longstanding relationship, Ol Malo’s guests are invited to visit the neighboring villages and manyattas (homesteads) for intimate and personal encounters rarely experienced by outsiders.

OI Malo Includes

  • Full board accommodation
  • Conservancy fees
  • Soft drinks
  • Local beers
  • Non-premium wines and spirits
  • Laundry
  • Ol Malo airstrip transfers
  • Activities as shown and statutory taxes

Activities Included:

  • Exclusive day and night game drives,
  • Guided walks
  • Horse riding for all levels
  • Camel treks
  • Sleeping out – either in Leopard Hide
    or Treehouse
  • Samburu cultural visits
  • Mountain biking
  • Fly camping – must be pre-booked.

Ol Malo Excluded

  • Champagne
  • Premium spirits, cellar wines
  • Transfers to/from Loisaba airstrip –
    US$ 58 per transfer,
  • Private scenic helicopter trips
    (price dependant on flying hours)
  • Massage treatments.

Cottar’s 1920s Camp

CONTRIBUTE TO – CONSERVATION, COMMUNITY, CULTURE & COMMERCE

OVERVIEW
“Within Kenya, Cottar’s and their 1920’s Camp keep a very low profile, but globally this small, family-run, purpose-driven company punches way above its weight.” – Travel + Leisure

Representing vintage safari luxury at its best, the award-winning Cottar’s 1920s Camp boasts its own 7,608-acre private conservancy and is situated just one kilometre from one of Earth’s natural wonders: the Masai Mara National Reserve and, across the border in Tanzania, contiguous Serengeti region. Run by the continent’s first and longest-running safari family owners, it embodies the original, romantic spirit of adventurous African travel.

Having been providing safaris for more than 100 years, the Cottar family focuses on providing authentic, individualised safari experiences and continuing a legacy founded on wilderness, wildlife, comfort and security, as well as honouring a balance between conservation, prosperous commerce, community and culture.

Our 1920s Camp provides the romance of safari under cream-coloured canvas tents – the bygone style of safaris’ golden age while, at the same time, supplying amenities required by modern-day travellers and professional guides whose qualifications rank among the highest in Africa.

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Our 1920s Camp provides the romance of safari under cream-coloured canvas tents – the bygone style of safaris’ golden age while, at the same time, supplying amenities required by modern-day travellers and professional guides whose qualifications rank among the highest in Africa.

  • One of The Long Run’s certified Global Ecosphere Retreats (GERs) – with only 11 around
    the world
  • Located in the Olderkesi Conservancy, which borders the so-called “eighth natural wonder of
    the world”, the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • Secures the Olderkesi Conservancy for wildlife use: in a community partnership, the Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust leases these 7608 acres from the local Maasai community, conserving biodiversity on the land
  • Fifth-generation family owners with more than 100 years of authentic history of arranging
    safaris in Africa
  • Highest standards of guiding, with two KPSGA gold-standard guides and one silver-level guide

Cottar’s 1920s Camp Includes:

  • Full board accommodation, water, tea & coffee
  • Local Drinks – soft drinks, house wines, beers, & select spirits
  • All safari activities unless specified otherwise
  • Cottar’s Warrior School – Kids entertainment program at the 1920s Camp & Bush Villa only
  • Cottar’s Private Airstrip transfers
  • Canvas Bush Baths, applies to the 1920s Camp only
  • Transfers to cultural visits
  • Laundry included at the 1920s Camp and Bush Villa
  • Nanny
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%). Including VAT

Cottar’s 1920s Camp Excludes:

  • Champagne, luxury wines & spirits
  • Park & Conservancy fees (Adult $116 pppn, Child 6-17 yrs $58 pppn)
  • Cultural village entry fee ($20 pp)
  • Massage and Spa treatments (starting from $50)
  • Exclusive use of vehicle – $330 per day
  • Certain activities*
  • Transfers to and from Keekorok Airstrip*