Olgaboli Bandas

Photo credit: J Spilsbury

Olgaboli Bandas are all made of natural rock and wood reflecting the area in which are they built.  There is a large central mess and lounge area next to a lovely campfire nestled under the Olgaboli ‘fig tree’ after which the camp is named.  There are four bandas, each with its own ensuite bathroom and each looks out over the Ewaso Nyiro River. The gentle murmur of the river in the back ground is the perfect lullaby at night. 

What our guests say…

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Facilities

  • 4 bedrooms each with shower, toilet and sink with hot water
  • Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, cooker, barbeque, and all utensils
  • Fully equipped lounge/dining room with crockery and cutlery and glasses and fridge
  • Fully staffed

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Activities

  • Hiking
  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural immersions
  • Camel treks

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Team

Name: Jacob Mandela
Designation: Chef
Mobile: 0717337422

Mandela started as a chef at Olentile Sanctuary and later spent more than three years in the same capacity at Mpala research centre. He is a Laikipiak Maasai from Il Motiok location and holds a certificate in catering.
Name: Susan Keshine
Designation: Food and Beverage Waiter
Mobile: 0793992988

Susan is a qualified English teacher, a trained ranger as well as a waitress; she loves meeting people and introducing them to her home. She is a 24 year old Laikipiak Maasai from Il Motiok location. She is determined to make sure food is served hot and drinks cold.
Name: Amina Milanoi
Designation: Room steward
Mobile: 0748436933

Amina has several years of housekeeping camp experience. she ensures the camp is clean and neat for all guests.

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Directions

DIRECTIONS FROM NANYUKI TO OLGABOLI BANDAS 

Click here for a sketch map  

00   Turn left (When coming from Nairobi) or turn right (when coming from Isiolo/ Meru side) at Total petrol  station, off the main road from Nairobi onto the Doldol road  

8.8KM  Turn right at Maiyan signpost  

15.5KM  Ignore tarmac on the right, carry on straight  

22.0KM   Carry on straight past doldol post to the right, take the left  

31.8KM Straight on past EL K sign on the left 

40.2KM Cross bridge at Mpala 

40.4KM T-junction – turn left  

41.0KM Turn right at fork – Mpala on the left  

47.9KM Drive past radio mast station on the right  

48.0KM Stay left on the v- fork 

52.4KM Drive past the” wildlife go slow” sign 

56.6KM Drive past the Asante sign  

59.2KM Old white sign with black and yellow striped polls on the right. Turn right immediately after the sign.  

60.7KM  Stay on the right fork, go under the electricity pylons and follow the pylons which are on your left 

65.8KM  Back under the pylons – you can now see a white shack on the right 

66.8KM Cross the bridge (With black and yellow-painted polls) at Il motiok centre 

70.3KM  Branch right 

70.4KM Take the right fork  

73.3KM  Drive through the riverbed  

73.7KM  Drive through a small riverbed 

75.2KM  Arrive at Electic fence  

75.4KM  Olgaboli Bandas 

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Costs

Adults: 4000 Kes per person per night
Children (12 and under): 2000 Kes per child per night

If all the beds are fully booked and paid for, extras will only pay conservation fees for pitching their tents outside as follows:

Adults: 2000 Kes per person per night
Children (Between 12 and under): 1000 Kes per child per night

For hikes and nature walks – we recommend that you use a community conservancy ranger for 1000 Kes per trip. This is paid directly to the ranger involved.

High Season (Dec 24-Jan 2 inclusive; Easter weekends) rates will vary from time to time.

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Booking

Call/WhatsApp us on 0701295357 or email us at tourism@nrt-kenya.org 

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Terms

Bookings are accepted on the condition that guests have their own comprehensive travel insurance.

Proof of residency in Kenya will be required in order for guests to qualify for resident rate

Guests are required to complete an Indemnity form on check in.

Room checkout time is 10am on the day of departure.

All rates quoted are inclusive of taxes and service charge.

Liability – all bookings are accepted on the specific condition that all our bandas assumes no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident or delay to person or property whilst staying at the facility

Payment Terms:

Your booking is confirmed ONLY when paid in full.

Cancellation:

Under 7days or more 50% of the full amount forfeited

Within 72hrs of arrival 100% is forfeited.

NOTE: Guests acknowledge that they are choosing to book and stay in a wilderness area with inherent possible dangers of which they must take care.

Covid-19 Policies:

Arrival/Check-in –At the mess area guests are sanitized once again, temperatures read by contactless thermometers.

Social Distancing – All staff will be wearing masks; our guests are requested to wear masks when moving around public areas but not in rooms or when stationary. Guests will have a temperature check on entry to the dining room in the mornings.

Entry to the banda area is only permitted with a confirmed booking so as to limit numbers at all times.

General Staff Policy – All staff to have had a Covid test before reporting back to work.  Temperatures taken daily and staff feeling ill are not to report to work but to advise the community conservancy management and go directly to the nearest health facility. All staff live in the area and travel is restricted.

Mess Area Policy – The mess area is disinfected every morning at 0600.  Tables and chairs sprayed with sanitizer before use each day and again after use by clients before another client uses it.

All meals are served at the dining table by masked staff.  Soap and water provided to guests at entry to the dining.  Tables and chairs set out and distanced by measurement to ensure minimum of 1.5 meters between people.

Housekeeping for Rooms – Daily room cleaning but with staff member masked. Sanitizer sprayed on exit.

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