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Timau, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
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#1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Nanyuki Municipality
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Award-winning and affordable boutique lodge a 35 minute drive from Nanyuki, Kenya set in the foothills of Mt Kenya. The farm is the home of the Lucy family, long-term residents and is famous for its personal service, stunning setting, fine horses, relaxed atmosphere and the family's personal collection of antiques accumulated from more than 30 years of travelling all over the world. In every room you will find indigenous textiles, beautiful antique furniture, Persian carpets and objects d’art. Many of our guests are repeat guests and many stay for longer periods of time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Timau, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
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Nanyuki Airport25 kmSee all flights
Samburu Airport56 kmSee all flights
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Amie W wrote a review Oct 2021
Amman, Jordan2 contributions
We stayed at the cabin for 3 nights and I can only wish it were a week. The owners were amazing, incredibly friendly and the property, the lodging and all of the special spaces from the library to the river-side spa hut were just surprise on top of surprise. The pool area - wow. That was just a shock, I had no idea it would be so beautiful. I definitely will come back and loved every minute. My morning runs were perfection and dinners in our little house were perfect, although I wished we had done fullboard and eaten every night at the pool. I could say more, it was just fabulous.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: best views, animal sightings, great food
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Kampur Travel Diaries wrote a review Oct 2021
Nairobi, Kenya34 contributions26 helpful votes
As tour operators we visit the properties that we recommend so that we know first hand what sort of experience our guests can expect. Olepangi is a beautiful property with a great manager, but unfortunately we found the culinary experience at Olepangi farm to be wanting. The first lunch started out well, but it was then downhill from there. We are vegetarians and we were very disappointed at the options they have for vegetarians. On the first night, we were served a spinach quiche with a spinach dish on the side plus some boiled vegetables. To have two spinach dishes in one meal is something that we have never experienced before and it definitely did not leave a good impression. To continue further, for breakfast, apart from the normal baked beans, potatoes and eggless pancakes, there was not other egg-free options made available (even though we had specifically put this request when making the booking). We were not offered any cereals at breakfast, so not sure if they keep any cereal? On the second day, for lunch we were just given a very simple vegetable fried rice as our main meal (a dish which would normally be an accompaniment to something else). We discussed the above with the chef, but there did not seem to be any creativity or proactiveness on his part to try and improve on the meals. He told us that he has trained in French cuisine, so we are not sure if this was the reason that he did not really know what to make for vegeterians? We were again disappointed there was no creativity especially as this is a working farm which has lots of amazing vegetables and fruits being grown organically, and from other reviews that we have read, we were expecting some great meals. Our final dinner was basically mashed potatoes with some cabbage stir fry. The non-vegetarian guests (who were at the table next to us) were give mashed potato, stir fried cabbage and meat. The chef decided that the vegetarian guests (3 of us) did not require anything to substitute the meat. My mother had asked the chef to make some paneer as he said he had some, but this dish (it was quite a small portion - not even enough for one person) was also not made well and seemed to be made as an afterthought using the same sauce that the cabbage had been stir fried in. We feel that the property mainly caters for non-vegetarians for the moment and really needs to improve their vegetarian offerings.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: If you stay in the Roundhouse which is a magical space, be aware that the bath and toilet is...
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Tat Ta wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed at Olepangi Farm for two nights and were amazed by the wonderful garden and architecture. The staff is highly professional and friendly. The food is brilliant and it is truly a place to relax. We could not have wished for more!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Triple A wrote a review Sep 2021
Nairobi, Kenya149 contributions108 helpful votes
Second time I am visiting this year and the experience has been wonderful, both times. The environment is great for a weekend away with friends celebrating life. There is lots to do (hike, yoga, swim, milk cows, ride horses, massage) and places to hide not doing anything but enjoying nature, bird watching, and listening to the sound of the river. The host, Elizabeth is gracious as always, interacting with guests at regular intervals, but giving you space to enjoy your visit as you please. Thomas and the team are also a very friendly and helpful team, responsive and careful to call each guest by name. That's a nice touch! The team needs to work on their speed and coordination in setting up for special events, and perhaps widen and diversify the buffet menu a little, but otherwise the food is wholesome (they have a well maintained kitchen and flower garden) and simply but tastefully prepared. It gets very cold at night here, but the log fires and hot water bottles they provide are a specially welcome touch to make sure you are comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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R&R wrote a review Apr 2021
Salisbury, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
Olepangi Farm exceeded our expectations. We had an excellent couple of nights staying in the Round House, a very cute mini cottage on 2 levels; the sitting room with dining table area and veranda is downstairs, upstairs there is the bedroom and en-suite and another mini balcony. It’s very comfortable, clean and I really liked the quirkiness of it. Dinner and sundowners are in ‘the Pool House’, a super communal area with bar, seating areas, fire place and pool with sun loungers. It had such a chilled out and relaxed vibe. The decor and design of the buildings all flow really well together and you can’t help but feel your cares melt away. The food was exceptional and wine and beer was reasonably priced. The sundowner nibbles were very tasty too. I believe the general rule is no children (certainly young ones) so it was lovely and peaceful with adults unwinding without having excitable children running about. The setting is on a hillside looking onto Ole Naishu conservancy and overlooking a small stream- very pretty. The staff were attentive, but not too much, making it all very pleasant and enjoyable. The manager met us on arrival and explained everything; he was really good. And Elizabeth, the owner, made a point of welcoming guests throughout the stay and ensuring everything was going well. There are options to horse ride, go walking or have a massage at a small extra cost. So serene but only 40 mins from busy Nanyuki. We’d definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$345 - US$499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki Municipality
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olepangi Farm
What are some of the property amenities at Olepangi Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Olepangi Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Olepangi Farm?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Olepangi Farm?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Olepangi Farm have airport transportation?
Yes, Olepangi Farm offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olepangi Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.