The SpaceOlomayiana is located in the Maparasha Hills 75 minutes drive from Nairobi airport and an hour from the border with Tanzania and Amboseli National Park overlooked by Mount Kilimanjaro. The Maparasha hills are on a migration corridor for Amboseli National Park. During the dry season, there is insufficient grazing to support Amboseli's wildlife population. As a result, there is mass migration out of the park as far, and beyond Olomayiana. Take a look in our wildlife book to see what has passed through the farm, and please do add to it should you come across any game (large or small!) during your stay. Entries include porcupine, aardvark, leopard, lion, Zebra, Eland, buffalo, impala, monkeys and baboons as well as host of different birds. You can walk in the bush during the day and Ken our guide will accompany you. Grace will come each day to clean the rooms and wash-up. For extra cost, we can get someone to provide massage, facials, manicures and pedicures at the spa area by the pool. All power is solar (so no hairdryers or kettles!) and the water is safe to drink coming from our own bore hole, and also heated by solar power. The kitchen is fully equipped including a solar freezer - ice made by the sun! There is also a gas bbq up by the pool, and a charcoal pizza oven. You can have a camp fire whilst you sit and watch the night sky. The pool is a short walk from the main camp site. The cottages and tent bedrooms are spread out to allow privacy. There is a 10 minute walk to a purpose built sundowner spot with views of the whole valley or you can take a 20 minute walk to pride rock and view the 'cradle of mankind'. Guest AccessSet on 80 acres you can access all parts of the farm and camp - either on foot or on one of our horses (there are extra charges for horse riding at $12 for a 1 to 2 hour hack). Our neighbours are very friendly and you can walk across their land or up into the hills for views as far as Tanzania including Kilimanjaro Interaction with GuestsWe have several staff who live in a house near the stables. Daniel is our farm manager. Ken looks after the camp and guests and can also help you out with places to go and what to see, he is training as a safari guide. Stephen keeps the paths open and works on the land and Samwel looks after the horses. We also have Joseph who look after our cows by day and Simon who is the night guard. Janet comes each day to clean the rooms and do washing-up. The NeighborhoodAs well as the wildlife, and nearby trips to Amboseli National Park, we can arrange for you to visit a local Masai village, the local orphanage or further afield is a natural spring. All our neighbours are very welcoming.
You can buy vegetables and basics in Bisel, the nearest supermarket is in Kajiado which is a 30 minute drive. If coming from overseas we can arrange to have the kitchen stocked for you for extra charge. Getting AroundYou need a car! However if you don't have one, you can get to Bisel by public transport and then get a local motorbike taxi (boda boda) to the farm. Other Things to NoteIdeally you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to access Olomayiana. It can be done in a saloon car but it is bumpy! There are wild animals on the farm and so the owners assume no liability for damage to person or property of visitors from wildlife or accidents. Having said that walking on the paths and around the farm is fairly safe - just be careful if you venture into denser bush.