An exclusive and intimate luxury tented camp in a superb position perched overlooking the Mara River, Sanctuary Olonana combines an authentic and varied safari experience with plenty of pampering. With numerous awards for its sustainable and eco-friendly credentials, Olonana is a great choice for the responsible traveller who wants to be immersed in the wilderness, but with all comforts, including a swimming pool and spa. It is perfectly placed for all year game-viewing in a private conservancy just outside Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and close to prime river crossing sites during the Great Migration.Read More
Shaded by trees along the river bank, the 14 luxury tents have grandstand views of the resident hippos in the river below, who sound the wake-up call as your morning coffee is delivered. The camp is discreetly fenced so no fear of larger animals appearing beside your tent, although the bush-babies may pay a visit.
Solid wooden floors, comfortable big beds, ample storage space, and plenty of room for extra beds to be added for children, feel less like a tent than a superior hotel room. There is an en-suite bathroom with stone floors and the two honeymoon suites have outdoor showers as well.
As an extra treat, the mini-spa perched in a secluded spot overlooking the river is the ultimate indulgence. Natural Africology and prestigious Thalgo products allow for world-class treatments to the soul restoring sounds of the African bush. Then there’s the swimming pool, the library and comfortable lounge to relax in.
However the main focus is on exploring the Masai Mara, with game drives tailored to suit you and exciting big cat viewing almost on the doorstep. Cultural visits to the local Masai village and schools can be arranged, as well as nature walks and dawn balloon ascensions.
Excellent food includes produce from the camp’s own organic vegetable garden and may be eaten by the fire in the dining room, al fresco on the river bank or out in the bush under the bright stars.
For luxury that feels a natural extension of the African landscape, Sanctuary Olonana is an excellent choice.