Camp (Masai Mara) Kenya
Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented camp on a
private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the
impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last
scene from "Out of Africa" was filmed.
Located close to the border with Tanzania, the game
concentration is high - and during the annual wildebeest
migration, the action happens right on the camp's doorstep.
This small and exclusive camp, the first of Sanctuary's
luxury safari properties, was built along sustainable lines
which, along with our innovative wetlands and tree-planting
projects, have earned Sanctuary Olonana a silver award from
The Masai Mara is fabulous for seeing big cats, their
prey and all the Big Five. It is also the stage for the
greatest show on Earth - the wildebeest migration. From
around July to October grunting herds of wildebeest and
zebra cover the plains, often crossing the river between
Tanzania and Kenya, attended by crocodile, lion and cheetah.
Sanctuary Olonana's main dining room and veranda command
views over a dramatic stretch of the Mara River. See, and
hear, the family of noisy hippos who colonies the banks
below the camp. Experience first hand the sheer scale of the
annual wildebeest migration across East Africa. The camp has
a library, a pool and even an organic garden where much of
the food served in camp is grown. And who could forget the
mini-spa where guests can experience traditional African
remedies alongside French marine therapies from Thalgo.
The fourteen canvas tents at Sanctuary Olonana are
extremely comfortable and spacious. All have parquet floors,
four-poster beds and private verandas overlooking the river.
From your decking you will be able to enjoy a quiet evening
drink, whilst watching the hippo frolicking just before
heading out for their nightly grazing.
The cuisine at Olonana is sure to delight you. Meals can
either be served al fresco perched on the Siria escarpment
overlooking the Mara plains or as a picnic at a well chosen
spot deep in the bush. If you fancy a quiet moment to look
up the days sightings then there is a very comfortable
library to entertain you.
You are entirely at your own pace at Olonana. Meals, and
activities unfold around you at suitable times and are not
scheduled with the exception of game drives that are set at
times during the day most comfortable to guests and also at
a time of day likely to catch most game out from the shade.
Olonana enjoys a peaceful elegance that pervades through
it’s personalized service and expert management team who
will ensure you take home some unforgettable experiences of
Kenya. The famous images of wildebeest swimming over the
river, chased by crocodile, are well known. When you are at
Olonana Camp during the river crossing, this is exactly what
you see, from the comfort of the lodge veranda. Five star
Olonana Camp has one of the best locations in the Masai
Morning and afternoon game drives expose you to the
excellent game viewing and if you want to see the sheer size
of the migration then fly high above the plains in a hot air
balloon! The large tented rooms are more like chalets with
canvas walls that can be raised, giving you maximum views of
the game. Each room is decadently furnished with four poster
beds and private verandas. Relax in the camp library, in the
pool or sit on the main outlook deck with views of the Mara
Olonana is involved with the eco-Tourism of the area with
solar power, a tree planting project, a wetlands project and
the camp assists the local community in various projects.
Guests at Olonana can participate in a reforestation of the
Mara project by making a donation to plant a tree, to offset
the natural resources used during their stay. The camp
received a Silver award from the Eco-Tourism Society of
Kenya and has projects to assist the local community.
Olonana has been named one of the top 15 safari camps in the
world by Conde Nast Traveller.
From $435 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.