Olesamara Collection
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Olesamara Collection

Nanyuki-Nyeri Highway Next to the Mt. Kenya National Forest, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
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Bedroom with forest views in one bedroom luxury tent.
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Dinning and lounge with a fireplace in the two bedroom tent. Opens up to a large balcony/deck overlooking the valley.
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#1 of 4 limited service properties in Nanyuki Municipality
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Ole Samara is a tranquil nature’s paradise situated on 12 acres, with the lower portion bordered by the year round Burguret river. It comprises of 6 standard suites of which 3 of them have self catering facilities and three luxurious tents tucked in the forest. The three luxury tents have full kitchens, sitting rooms with a fire places , large bedrooms and very spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers overlooking nature. The two bedroom tent has incredible views of the Burguret valley. All the units have are furnished with luxurious 100% cotton beddings with high thread count and warm down duvets. we located just off the Nanyuki-Nyeri Highway next to the Mt. Kenya National forest near the famous Trout Tree Restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Kids stay free
Wifi
Yoga room
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Aerobics offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

Location

Nanyuki-Nyeri Highway Next to the Mt. Kenya National Forest, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
20Reviews1Q+A6Room tips

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Deanna F wrote a review Oct 2023
Velha Boipeba, Bahia, Brazil
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved Olé Samara and will definitely return! The staff is lovely, the grounds are well cared for and peaceful, including a refreshing infinity pool with a beautiful view of some walking trails.
The food was delicious and the chef very accommodating.
The rooms (and kitchens) were very comfortable with attention to detail.
I have nothing negative to say about this place and only wish we'd had more time to spend there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Maasaigirl wrote a review Feb 2020
UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous place to stay. Each suite is an individual private, relaxing haven, all beautifully decorated with superb attention to detail. A fully stocked kitchen with all relevant dishes, pans & utensils etc and lovely bathroom toiletries. I was excited to see a fridge, freezer & gas cooker having been camping in the bush for 2 weeks!
The property is set in a lovely garden with a pleasant walk through the forest to the river. Everyone has mentioned Betty, who is truly a lovely person and could not be more welcoming. We took a walk starting from Ole Samara to the Mau Mau caves, it takes approx. 4/5 hours, take a picnic to eat by the waterfall, a great hike through the forest in the foothills of Mount Kenya & an interesting guide, Isaac who will tell you all about the history of the Mau Mau. Betty has his number!
I was originally looking for somewhere for 2 nights and ended up staying 4 nights!
I certainly would not hesitate to stop here every time I pass that way. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Eric B wrote a review Oct 2023
Belgium
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our three-night stay in late September was nothing short of seamless perfection. The accommodations were immaculate, organized, and exuded a cozy ambiance. The sweeping views from the pool and our standard suite left us in awe. A serene walk to the nearby river provided a peaceful escape. The meals, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, were consistently outstanding. We want to express our deep appreciation to the staff for their kindness and impeccable service, elevating our experience and making our visit enjoyable.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacquelynn N wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is easily accesible. Feels like you are camping in a forest but luxury camping! I stayed in the 1 bedroom luxury tent it's so tastefully furnished complete with a fire place a bath tub overlooking the forest. The food portions were also so good and well prepared. I would rate it 10/10
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Betty Meserve, Owner at Olesamara Collection
Responded 7 Jun 2024
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We really appreciate and hope to host you again in future.
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Irene K wrote a review Aug 2023
Nairobi, Kenya
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The tents are amazing, luxurious, spacious and cosy, exactly as seen on the website. I spent hours on the balcony reading, (comfortable furniture) my bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Though the walk down to the tents can be daunting it's worth it for the privacy, silence and views. Tony and Jennifer and the rest of the staff were attentive and eager to please. Beautiful and quiet getaway.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Betty Meserve, Owner at Olesamara Collection
Responded 11 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you found the tent amazing, luxurious ,spacious and cozy. We look forward to hosting you again in future.
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awngumba2580 wrote a review Mar 2020
Nairobi, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one place I would visit again and again. It has this amazing charm to it and it is soooo peaceful. Betty is an amazing host and she made sure we never lacked for anything. Celestine is an amazing person who ensured our rooms were clean and our fridge stocked. The best part of the entire place was the river where you can sit by and while the time away. The fireplaces were a huge hit and we loved it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If possible take both the Jasmine and Fuschia rooms to ensure you have one whole side of the...
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Scott W wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Nanyuki for a wedding and had the opportunity to stay at Ole Samara renting the 2 bedroom tent. The stay exceeded our expectations, Betty’s team were exceptional, the property was beautiful, the tent offered great views and was very luxurious. Everything worked in concert and it made for an extraordinary stay. We can not recommend staying here enough.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Betty Meserve, Owner at Olesamara Collection
Responded 29 Aug 2022
Dear Scott, Thank you again for choosing to stay with us on such a special occasion and for your lovely review. I am glad to hear that you had an extraordinary stay. We look forward to hosting you again. Betty
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KellsAbroad wrote a review Feb 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a hidden gem near Nanyuki. The owners and staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. We stayed in the two bedroom tent and it was incredible. Beautifully decorated. Super comfortable. Great fireplace. Bathtubs looking out to the forest. Such a good place to base yourself for exploring the region. We will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Parking is available Self catering for now but restaurant is being built Laundry done onsite
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Stella M wrote a review Dec 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ole samara is a precious gem. A cottage that has a modern feel and a rustique appeal. A proper get away. Before going there we had sampled a boutique hotel and while it was beautiful, there is something that was homely yet uniquely different about ole samara.
The host Betty is such a beautiful soul and you can hear it from her voice. She was so kind to us and accommodating. She even gave us a rack of spices, which made our meals even the more special.

The rooms are spacious, clean, come with the proper set of Utensils. There are several chill areas In the lavender room externally and inside there is a good book to just chill.

The host also gave us a grill for our bbq ribs and burgers.
The place is extremely serene and there is a river at the bottom of the property that is just so peaceful.

If there was a perfect get away and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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_shivona_tavares wrote a review Jun 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely new discovery not so far from Nairobi. You can opt for self-catering, bed and breakfast or half board. We opted for half board and the rooms are very well equipped for self-catering. Each cottage is designed uniquely and very comfortable. Fireplaces are just a delight. The bed linen, the down duvets and the hot water bottles are delightful. We had massages, swam in the pool and also went down on the nature trail. The manager - Raymond was so very helpful, briefing us thoroughly on arrival of all the options available for activities during our stay. We had lunch twice at the neighbouring Trout Farm, which is such a treat too. The weekend pizzas were delicious. The grounds at Olesamara are beautifully maintained, improvements are in progress and the location - overlooking the valley and river it truly delightful. All the staff are helpful and friendly. We certainly would like to return soon.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It is a good road from Nairobi and not too far. There are various catering options and ideal for...
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lillyb asked a question Oct 2019
Nairobi, Kenya
does it have a view of Mt. Kenya
Answer from bettymeserve
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
No. It does not have a view of Mt. Kenya but has a lovely river on it.
_shivona_tavares wrote a tip Jun 2024
Nairobi, Kenya89 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is a good road from Nairobi and not too far. There are various catering options and ideal for family and friends."
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Kimani R wrote a tip Apr 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a small establishment, few guests, making it exclusive, away from crowding. If you want quiet place, this is the place. "
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KellsAbroad wrote a tip Feb 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana140 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available Self catering for now but restaurant is being built Laundry done onsite"
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awngumba2580 wrote a tip Mar 2020
Nairobi, Kenya34 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If possible take both the Jasmine and Fuschia rooms to ensure you have one whole side of the place to yourselves. The kitchen is shared."
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Charity H wrote a tip Sept 2019
Nairobi, Kenya65 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lavender suite is quiet and has its own kitchen for added privacy."
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PRICE RANGE
£77 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki Municipality
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olesamara Collection
What are some of the property amenities at Olesamara Collection ?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Olesamara Collection ?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Olesamara Collection ?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Olesamara Collection ?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olesamara Collection ?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trout Tree, Burguret Kilele, and Frontiers Coffee Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Olesamara Collection ?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olesamara Collection ?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
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