Things to do around Ololo
Game drives in Nairobi National Park
Game-drives are included in the non-resident Safari Package or the resident Game Package.
Morning game-drives at Ololo typically start at 6am, returning for a late breakfast, and the afternoon drives begin at 4 - 4.30pm.
We are able to do a wake-up call to your room with coffee, tea or hot chocolate & banana bread for the morning game-drives before you get going.
Your guide will be happy to discuss how long you hope to be out and what aspects of the park you are interested in. Game-drives occasionally may be on a shared basis and some groups or individuals may be asked to join others.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 'Baby Elephant Orphanage'
Founded in 1977 by Daphne Sheldrick in honour & in memory of her late husband & naturalist David Sheldrick, the trust is today one of the most successful orphan rehabilitation programmes in the world. Ololo is able to take all non-resident guests to Sheldrick’s exclusive of entry or adoption fees.
Daily Open Session: 11am – 12pm every day except Christmas. Adults/over 12yrs: !,500 KES 15USD Children Under 12yrs: 500KES or 5USD
Note: Cash payments only / no cards are accepted. This session now needs to be pre-booked well in advance (sometimes months) yourself or by your travel agent.
Kitengela Hot Glass
A glass-blowing workshop and shop located nearby Ololo which has been built into an iconic ‘Tolkien’ brick dome. Watch re- cycled glass being transformed into remarkable pieces with a lovely hand crafted look.
Guests are welcome to walk to the workshop accompanied by Ololo staff.
Entry & Ololo guide: complimentary
Glass blowing demonstrations take place: Tues-Sat 8am – 4.30pm I Sun & Mon 8am – 1pm.
All other areas of the studio & the café are open
daily till 4.30pm except for the Christmas holiday period.
Walking to Anselm is a steady 25 minutes each way.
Massage Treatments at Ololo
Swedish Relaxing Massage: 45 minutes
Promotes relaxation, offers stress relief and eases muscle tension.
50.00 USD / 5,000 Ksh.
Deep Tissue Massage: 45 minutes
Deep pressure targeting specific trouble points. 65.00 USD / 6,500 Ksh.
Neck Shoulder and Upper Back Massage: 30 minutes
To help relieve tension from your upper body. 30.00 USD / 3,000 Ksh
Hot Stone Massage Therapy: 60 minutes
Eases muscle stiffness and helps with circulation and deeper muscle relaxation with the placing of smooth, water heated stones on the body.
80.00 USD / 8,000 Ksh
Massages with our masseuse are done in our spa room overlooking the park. Please see one of our waiters to organize your session.
Ololo Farm Tour
During your Ololo experience visit our farm which supplies our wonderful in-house restaurant, the ‘Kitchen at Ololo’, with fresh produce daily.
Most of what appears on your plate comes directly from our thriving vegetable gardens, mushroom house and ever-expanding farm orchard. We produce fresh eggs and rear all the chicken as well as duck, enjoyed in your delicious meals. Ololo Farm is now selling our duck, chicken meat and eggs commercially, into the Nairobi market.
Even the milk on your table is sourced from Ololo Farm's small dairy herd and is pasteurised and made into our delicious, fresh yoghurts and ice creams.
Our chefs and kitchen hands - Kyeti, Nicholas, George , Maria and Shukri all love to experiment with the our seasonal produce, fresh from paddock to plate!
Our talented craftsmen, or fundis in Swahili, pride themselves on creating quality handmade furniture that add character and charm to any home. Our designs are unique and individual and we ensure that our furniture is built with meticulous attention to detail and to the overall quality of each individual piece.
Our fundis, Peter, Charles and Muturi, have made the majority of the furniture you see and use during your Ololo experience.