Ole Samara is a luxurious lodge located 13 km south of Nanyuki town and off the Nyeri-Nanyuki highway in Kenya. The property covers 12 acres and has three luxury tents and six guest suites. The tents and suites are fully equipped with kitchens, dining areas, living rooms with fireplaces, and large showers or bathtubs. Ole Samara is a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails leading to the Burguret River, where guests can enjoy the indigenous vegetation and birdlife. Guests are provided with luxurious high-thread-count cotton bedding and natural, organic toiletries from Cinnabar Green. Complimentary full breakfast, teas, and coffee are also available during guests’ stay.
Ole Samara is an excellent base for visiting nearby private ranches and reserves, including Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Solio Ranch, Lewa, Lolldaiga, and El Karama, where visitors can take part in game drives and see a wide range of wildlife such as rhino, elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo, oryx, zebra, impala, etc. Visitors can also go on nature walks, horseback riding, golfing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking in the nearby Mt. Kenya forest reserve.
For those interested in history, visitors can hike to Mau Mau caves in the neighboring Mt. Kenya forest reserve, which requires a guide, or visit the animal orphanage at Mt. Kenya Fairmont hotel to learn more about wildlife conservation and the critically endangered Mountain Bongo. Visitors can also enjoy great food at nearby restaurants such as the well-known Trout Tree Restaurant, located next to Ole Samara, and Olerai lounge next door. For those looking for adventure, Tropic Air offers chartered planes or helicopters for day trips to Lake Turkana, private game reserves, or fly around Mt. Kenya.
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