Clinton & Elizabeth
Set at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Olepangi Farm is an authentic farmstead in Timau. Set on 120 acres, this family-run lodge offers amazing views over the natural surroundings and is hosted by the owners, Elizabeth and Clinton who have developed the farm as a lifelong dream to live in such a paradise.
The beautifully appointed cottages are decorated with rich antique carpets and beds. Each one has a private bathroom and is fitted with a shower and comes with beautiful organic soap, shampoo and conditioner handmade in Kenya. At the farm, guests can enjoy massages, horse riding, community walks, croquet, gin tastings and the favourite option "do nothing." Further afield, the beautiful Laikipia region is ideal for hiking, horse riding and game viewing. Guests can take day trips into the many neighbouring wildlife reserves including Samburu National Park, Ol Pejeta, Lolldaigas, Solio and into Ngare Ndare Forest.
Exceptional food does play an enormous part in engaging our senses. Creating farm-to-table, fresh, healthy and tasty food doesn't come without passion and real resolve to make it happen. We recently sent our kitchen team to Antonia's Kitchen – Bush Cookery school where they brushed up on their already considerable cooking skills. And, of course, we've been taste testing ever since. Yum! We are proud to have such a committed team!
Our Gardens & Horses
Because we believe in the health of our environment, our bodies, and our soils, we choose to grow organically. This is our passion. And each day we learn something new.
Our farm, like much of the land in the area was overgrazed and lacking in basic nutrients. Our red-sandy subsoil is now the foundation for our farming practices. Luckily with lots of love and organic matter, our soil is now full of life. A big shout out to our horses for playing their part in producing so much manure!
We've just recently implemented drip irrigation and we marvel at how successful this has been in reducing our water consumption. Why didn't we do this years ago?