Olepangi Farm offers a haven for travellers seeking a true sense of place in their surroundings. Totalling 120-acres, the farm has astonishing views of Mt Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa at more than 17,000 feet. Owner run and managed, guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the gardens, joining the gardeners on their daily routine, play croquet, relax by the pool, have a massage down on the river, milk the cows, ride the horses, join a community walk with the legendary Mr. Kariuki and enjoy the vast number of books collected over the years and art from around the world.
With Lolldaigas, Ol Pejeta, Ngare Ndare, Samburu and Mt Kenya on the doorstep, the location is perfect to explore the riches of the Laikipia bushland, forests and bustling markets, leaving in the morning after a hearty breakfast and returning for a signature G&T by a roaring fire.
Olepangi is the result of a deep-rooted desire of Elizabeth Loker and her late husband Clinton Lucy, to turn an area of dry, un-fertile land into a sustainable farm. Using only organic practices (helped by their horses!) Olepangi opened in 2014 with what is now an ever- changing garden, highly productive 1.5-acre vegetable patch and a small but efficient dairy herd. Food makes a house a home and every meal at Olepangi consists of their own produce whilst ensuring all their other ingredients are of the best quality, sourced from their local community. They have also recently implemented drip irrigation which has been hugely succesful in reducing their water consumption.
Olepangi are proud of the fact that most of their lodge and farm staff are from the local area and many have progressed from low-skilled jobs to higher-skilled jobs. They are also very involved in the local community, often organising gatherings on the farm for their neighbours and supporting school and community programmes from horse management to local initiatives such as their My Education Counts project.