Adults love Malu for its space & tranquility, and especially the opportunities for seeing flora & fauna without being trapped in a vehicle. Children love Malu for its opportunities for contact with the physical world – swinging on vines, bounding over streams, searching the forest for colobus monkeys, as well as feeding the ducks & chickens and helping to milk the Malu cows!

Malu’s 1800 acres provide unique opportunities for walking, equestrian & mountain bike activities. Walks range from gentle strolls to challenging hikes, and there are superb riding trails for both novices and the more experienced. A unique plunge pool built into the Mahindu stream amidst overhanging figs and vines is fed by natural hot water springs.

Malu is the last remaining indigenous cedar forest on the eastern rift between Longonot & Nakuru, and is recognized as an area of vital importance to the fragile ecosystem of the Naivasha basin. With an exceptional variety of indigenous trees, plants, birds & butterflies, Malu is also home to large numbers of black-&-white colobus and syke’s monkeys, leopard, bushbuck & dikdik.

Activities at Malu Kenya Resident Rates

  • Horse Riding : 800 KShs per person (morning or late afternoon)
  • Mountain Biking : 500 KShs per person (per am/pm)
  • Guided Walks / Bird Watching - Free of charge
  • Donkey cart rides - Free of charge
  • Donkey rides (up to 8 yrs) - Free of charge
  • Night Game Drives - POA
  • Sundowners - POA
  • Bush Breakfasts - POA
  • Guided runs for the athletic! - POA

Farm animals

Children (& adults!) often enjoy participating in the milking of our dairy cows, the animals are popular and you can help to feed the horses or pet the Donkeys. We also have chickens & ducks to feed, eggs to be collected and rabbits to play with.


There are some beautiful walks in the cedar forest, up to the ridge and down to the streams and rivers of Malu. Guided walks, along with all of the other activities, can be arranged by any of the staff.

Bird Watching

The Malu Forest Reserver offers wonderful bird watching opportunities please see our bird watching page.

Forest & Ridge Walks

There are a number of loops in the forest to correspond to your levels of energy and the time you would like to spend, ranging from a leisurely stroll without too much gradient, to more serious hikes up to the top of the escarpment.

The Plunge Pool

One of our walks leads to a small plunge pool, where warm water pours in from the surrounding rocks, making it a beautiful temperature (c.78’F,
25’C) for a quick dip. The pool is about 2 kms from the lodge – you may drive there (4x4), or we can arrange for a guide to walk with you (he will
leave you in privacy at the pool!).

Horse & Donkey Riding

This is a wonderful area for riding, and we are fortunate in being able to ride at most times of the day due to the shade provided by the forest, although early
morning and late afternoon are best when it is cooler for the horses.

We have six horses: Ndume, Lulu, Tess, Glorious, Bella and Safi; and 3 donkeys: John, Sylvie and their baby Ben.

We regret that we don’t have a horse able to take anyone over about 13 stone (185 lbs, 82 kgs) and apologise for any disappointment caused by this.

We have some very well-behaved horses that are good with beginners and children, and John the donkey, is able to take children up to about the age of 8 for short rides.

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