Bless you Carol for discovering this place for us. Last weekend was nothing short of a blast, the kind that adds life to your days. It’s been a while since i last had so much fun having spent the last month buried in books but well, it’s over. Good company, great environment and lots of laughter are few of the ingredients that made up my weekend but let me first introduce you to what was our home.
When you hear the word “Ranch” it’s common to think of a salad dressing or a farm full of roaming cows and probably, probably some cowboys. Olelek ranch house, a 7 bed-roomed house is the contrary to that. Lovely views, distinctive styling and country living is what it’s all about, what awaits you. A private house for guests who desire a serene Kenyan Rift valley holiday destination. Olelek Ranch House is set on a 16 acre ranch in a Maasai neighborhood. It’s a 2 hrs drive from Kenya’s capital on the Nairobi – Namanga Highway and 15 kms from Kajiado town where 10 kms are a bumpy ride. The house is set between two seasonal rivers. When the weather is as stunning as the view, it makes sense to appreciate the outdoors space. The house boasts a private plunge pool which by the way is available on request as water is scarce. The pool isn’t the only thing you get at the ranch house. There is a large deck as well. Not the decorative, display a potted plant kind of deck but the gather around a barrel, strum the guitar, play games, drink lemonade,wine or whiskey kind of deck. The kind that beckons friends and housemates to sit a spell.
The house is made of natural material. There is a little bit of concrete paired with wood to give it a modern look and still maintain some rustic charm and a calm look. When the landscape around is so beautiful, it only made sense not to cover up the views with wall space hence the large windows that reconnects you with nature. The house is available on a self catering basis and has an open plan kitchen at your disposal.
Olelek ranch house is a haven of tranquility and conviviality that rejects the rigidity of modern life. It offers all the ingredients of a restful stay. I certainly cannot fault the place. Below are my favorite photos
While at the ranch house you can engage in activities such as hiking,billiards, sunset viewing and meat grilling just to mention a few.
That’s about all as far as our little escape to Kajiado is concerned. It’s a pleasure having you here and i do hope you enjoyed today’s read and probably got an idea or two. Have a lovely week. cheers