Ol Bobongi House

A spacious, welcoming and beautifully-appointed family home
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Effortlessly elegant and comfortable

Set against the backdrop of Mount Kenya on secure and exclusive Mukima Ridge is Ol Bobongi House – an effortlessly elegant and comfortable home with 15 acres of mature landscaped gardens and grounds. It is impeccably finished throughout and boasts charming ‘colonial style’ interior design with high-quality imported furnishings.

Welcome to our World

Carved Lamu doors open onto the entrance hall which features a water fountain and pond. From here there is access to the gardens. Ol Bobongi House features a drawing room with French stone fireplace, an elegant dining room, a spacious fitted kitchen with pantry, a boot room, cloakroom, shower room, study and a huge covered veranda with outdoor dining area. Ol Bobongi’s cinema has a large flat-screen TV with Netflix and literally hundreds of DVD movies for all ages to choose from. In total, 800 square metres / 8000 square feet – meaning there is lots of space and privacy for guests to relax and enjoy themselves.

Games Room, Gymnasium & Cinema

Ol Bobongi’s Games Room offers a snooker table, foosball table, table tennis table, dart board, bar area and sitting area with big comfortable sofas, a large fireplace and a TV/Media Streamer with over 500 movies for all ages. The Games Room also offers a fully equipped gymnasium with treadmill, incline bench, dumbbells, double wheel rollers, exercise bike, weights, exercise mats, massage vibration plate and massage table.  

Gardens & Security

In the gardens are a boules/petanque court, covered pergola and barbecue area. The perimeter of Mukima Ridge is electrically fenced to deter wildlife encroachment supported by an additional 5 acre internal fence surrounding Ol Bobongi House.

Activities

Explore an area rich in wildlife and adventure. Bhavna & Steve will ensure that your time in this beautiful region of Kenya is both unforgettable and rewarding.

Ol Bobongi House sits on the doorstep of some of Kenya’s finest game parks. With both private ranches and National Parks to choose from, there is a huge array of options for both single and multi day safari experiences. We can make all the arrangements for you – from hiring safari vehicles, booking lodges or tented camps or simply giving you the benefit of our experience with some friendly advice.

We can also help you to arrange day trips or short excursions to the numerous and well-renowned safari destinations that are all within striking distance of the house.

From trekking to more challenging technical climbs on Mount Kenya to canyoning or simply discovering the joy of getting up close and personal with the wild animals from the seat of your bicycle, you will be meticulously, safely and expertly guided.

However, if relaxing is more your style, why not let us arrange a romantic Bush Breakfast, Sundowner or picnic for you in one of our favourite locations?

The house and property are beyond belief, especially arriving after a long, dusty day on safari. We were astounded and I got a lot of brownie points for my choice! It’s huge, beautifully appointed, and has so much to offer. One could easily make a weekend of just staying at the house! Not that one would, what with all the wildlife to be seen in the area. Francesca, the chef was also very kind and on point with her general help. We highly recommend this place and will be back.

Ian, Nairobi

Ol-Bobongi is incredible – elegant, comfortable, magnificently decorated, thoughtfully organized and breathtakingly beautiful! Literally every detail was perfect, from the bouquets of roses left in the master bedroom and front hall, the delicious and ample breakfasts, the wonderful cooking of the kind and caring staff, the polite, affectionate and well-behaved pets, and, most of all, the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings. The house’s gorgeous wrap-around veranda looks out over gardens lush with flowers – so much fragrant lavender! – up to Mount Kenya. The bathtub in the master bath is exquisite, and there is an entire film screening room with hundreds and hundreds of DVDs to choose from! We had each meal of the day at a different beautifully-set table. It was a chance to feel like a well-cared-for millionaire for a weekend!

Rachael, California

If you are looking to get away and have a comfortable stay, especially with kids, this is the place to go. Plenty of water, power and internet. Great game room set off from the rest of the house, so they can be loud and not affect anyone else. The movie room was also a hit with everyone there is a huge DVD collection as well as Netflix. The staff are incredibly well trained to take care of you and prep the house each evening and morning. The whole house is beautiful and comfortable. With a large outdoor veranda with plenty of seating facing Mt Kenya, you could spend the whole day there. Seating for meals inside and out, also you can enjoy a fire inside and out.

Taylor, Kenya

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