Mt. Kenya - Timau, Kenya
The Round House at Olepangi Farm - all inclusive
Set at the foothills of Mount Kenya (second largest mountain in Kenya), Olepangi Farm is an authentic farmstead in Timau. Set on 120 acres, this family-run lodge offers amazing views over the natural surroundings and has a bar, and includes all meals, wine, beer and evening sundowners.
The beautiful Laikipia region where Olepangi Farm is set is ideal for hiking, horse riding and hiking. Guests can take a day trip into Samburu National Park or over to Ol Pejeta. The blue mountain pools are perfect for summer swims, and guests can enjoy massages by prior arrangement.
Olepangi Farm is 35 minute drive from Nanyuki, the Equator town.
We straddle that unique ecozone where most of the finest roses in the world are supplied to markets of Europe, grown in the wild hinterland of Northern Kenya. Five charming cottages are perched on our northern boundary, looking over the stunning 36,000-acre Ole Naishu Ranch, a working cattle ranch full of wildlife. This ranch connects with millions of acres of bush land including Lolldaiga Hills, Borana, Ol Jogi, Mpala Ranch and so on and so forth.
As you sip a morning coffee or evening sundowner, the wildlife often wander over the hills just across the valley. Our property is protected by a low-lying elephant fence.
Herds of zebra and impala, eland and kongoni, elephant and giraffe… Night falls to the sound of hyena hunting and periodically lion or leopard tell us they’re around as well!
Look north on our farm for stunning, uninterrupted long views to the Lolldaiga Hills and south for sublime views of Kenya’s iconic mountain. On clear days you can even see the full Aberdare mountain range and the Laikipia plains.
Olepangi Farm is also the home to GoWild Africa which runs horse riding and walking safaris into the nearby and incomparable Lolldaiga Hills Conservancy. We have anywhere from 16-20 horses on the farm at any time. Farm and community rides can be arranged at extra cost for beginners to experienced riders. We are also avid polo players and have a bush polo pitch for afternoon chukkas or lessons. If you’re an experienced rider and you’ve never played polo before, why not give it a try?
The farm has its own organic vegetable garden and we supplement it with vegetables from our local farming neighbours. We also have a nursery for indigenous trees, part of our environmental effort to regenerate the ecology of the area.
Largest of the cottages is the dramatic Round House which has a double bedroom and bathroom plus small balcony on the second floor, and a spacious living room and terrace with lovely views on the first floor. The Round House also has it’s own private outdoor bathroom and perfect for an evening hot shower under the stars.
Please note the accommodation comes with a full board offering including meals and drinks and daily housekeeping (which reflects on the key range). Tips highly recommended!
Transfer from Nairobi airport can be arranged at $250 per vehicle per way (5/6 people). It's a 4 hour drive.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1250 square feet
2 guests maximum
Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO)
1 hrs 30 mins by car
Beautiful views of Lolldaiga Hills and Mt Kenya
Activities of Interest
- Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy: 1 hour drive (in dry weather) from our boundary. This conservancy has a Rhino sanctuary, a Chimpanzee enclosure and various community/wildlife projects worth visiting.
- Climb Mt Kenya: Olepangi Farm is just a short 20 minute drive from Sirimon gate. This is a very scenic and popular route up the mountain and we have a selection of hand picked guides who can take you up there.
Places of Interest
- Lolldaiga Ranch. Often referred to as the most beautiful ranch in all of Kenya, we’re priviledged to have access to it.
- Ngare Ndare Forest Walk: From Olepangi Farm it is possible to visit to the nearby Ngare Ndare Forest, where you can enjoy a private swim in the jade forest pools of this forest on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
This was one of the best vacation for my wife and I. We had a wonderful time and a fantastic experience. We were looked after superbly by efficient staff and extremely caring owners. It provided the warmth of home with incredible views and activities including horse back riding and the tour to Mount Kenya. The food was delicious and adapted to our low carb diet. Olepangi Farm is a must do for trips to Africa. ”
The Round House is awesome! Loved the property, view, landscaping, garden, food, service and the hosts. A great place to stay in between safaris or at the end. The property is close enough to other attractions nearby. I highly recommend the Round House! We were very happy with our stay. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Concierge Service
- Outdoor Grill
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet