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  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Classic Masai Mara
  • Suites And Family Suites
  • Geoffrey Kent Suite
  • One of the bathrooms
  • Bush Breakfasts, Picnics & Dinners
  • Sundowners
  • SPA
  • Kids' activities
  • African nature
  • Masai warrior
  • Cultural Visit To Maasai Village
  • Visit To A School
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Nature Walk
  • Gorilla
  • Game Drives
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Sanctuary Olonana

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury safari lodge set on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara. Featuring 14 glass-sided suites, Sanctuary Olonana is inspired by the Masai Mara’s breath-taking natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, and a dramatic river which runs right past its forest setting. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.

Location

There are several daily scheduled flights to and from the Mara. In Nairobi, scheduled flights depart from Wilson Airport (approximately 45 minutes). There is also a scheduled flight from Samburu to the Mara and scheduled flights from the Mara to the coast. Private charter flights are also available.

Accomodation

Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury lodge nestled in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve and commands a dramatic view over the Mara River. Contemporary architecture is juxtaposed with time-tested building practices such as Maasai mudding and stone walls, with soothing organic tones and a variety of textures adding warmth and character.

Classic Masai Mara

The soothing interiors of the main lodge are an extension of the surrounding wilderness — floorboards evoke wood bleached by the African sun, while splashes of saturated mustard yellows and cerulean blues conjure the colours of African wildflowers glowing in a ‘golden hour’ light. Ornamentation includes hand-crafted Maasai spears on the walls and patterned prints inspired by these carved wooden weapons once used for lion-hunting ensure an authentic African spirit abounds. Dramatic glass doors open out from the lounge to the terrace. Here, faded indigo rugs and elegant Edison-bulb pendant lights gently illuminate the decking without competing with the natural ambiance and the inviting new boma firepit is encircled by deckchairs, with each seat promising grandstand river views. Dine on the deck of the main lodge and overlook the river’s resident hippos. Relax with a good book in the library, cool off in the pool or for an extra special treat, experience traditional African remedies and spa treatments in the mini-spa.

Suites And Family Suites

Sanctuary Olonana’s 14 exceptional suites, at least 130 sqm in size, flaunt clean lines and organic materials, and are so comfortable that guests would be forgiven for being tempted to stay in. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors fold open to reveal magnificent Mara River views and the interiors have been sensitively and tastefully finished with elegant nature-inspired furnishings; this creates an ever-present sense of being connected to the great outdoors. Sumptuous king-sized beds, with overhead fans, and a daybed on the deck invite you to relax inside or out, while the sprawling lower lounge area offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Three of the suites at Sanctuary Olonana feature an extra bedroom, which is heaven-sent for families. The unfaltering attention to detail extends to fully stocked mini-fridges, specially commissioned African art and glamorous ensuites. These refined marble- and slate-accented bathrooms have a generous tub, double vanity and a rain shower.

Geoffrey Kent Suite

Now the most luxury travellers can immerse themselves in this wildlife experience, connecting with ancient forces of nature, from the secluded ultra-luxury Geoffrey Kent Suite. The sophisticated free-flowing space contains two private bedrooms, each fully en-suite, and is accessed by private road.

Guests can enjoy:

  • Two en-suite bedrooms complete with freestanding bathtub
  • One additional connecting bedroom for children
  • Fully open floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Wraparound private decking area and infinity pool overlooking the river
  • Private vehicle and safari guide
  • Private lounge and dining area
  • Exquisite meals freshly-prepared by an in-suite chef
  • Fully stocked private bar with premium drinks

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Classic Masai Mara
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Family Suite
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Geoffrey Kent Suite
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Infrastructure

SPA

Between activities, why not relax at our mini-spa? Offering a range of treatments from facials to body massages, the spa uses products from the Africology and French marine-based Thalgo range. Choose from a range of treatments such as a full body sweet and savoury scrub, pure collagen velvet mask, an indoceane treatment journey or Africology balancing scalp and foot massage. Africology manicures and copper & hot stone pedicures are also available. With spectacular views over the Mara River and the soothing sound of the river and hippos in the background - you'll have no choice but to relax.

Africology™ uses healing essences of some of South Africa's indigenous plants; Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula and African Potato. They are a natural, organic range, chemical free and allow nature to fragrance their products naturally and select actives that bring balance and harmony to the skin. They practice fair trade and show a great social responsibility to empowering the people of Africa. They are dermatologically tested to EU standards, not tested on animals, nor use any animal products. THALGO is the prestigious French marine-based spa health and product range by drawing on the remarkable potential of algae, and focusing on natural ingredients that are most adapted to the human body, THALGO is able to offer effective and safe products with exceptional results.

Why visit Sanctuary Olonana

  • Located on a private stretch of the Mara River bordering the epic Masai Mara
  • During annual Wildebeest Migration, the action happens less than 40 minutes camp's doorstep
  • Easily accessible, only a 45 minute flight from Nairobi
  • Newly opened Geoffrey Kent Suite featuring 2 ensuite bedrooms, private dining, infinity pool and private vehicle and guide
  • Offers game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, balloon flights and scenic flights
  • Gold Eco-Rated by Ecotourism Kenya and winner of "Africa's Leading Eco-Lodge" in World Travel Awards 2015
  • In the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.

Kids' activities

Our expert guides will take children out on special game drives and accompany them to the nearby Masai village where they will learn how to make and shoot a traditional bow and arrow, make a fire, build a hut, herding cattle to name a few. Children will also be able to interact with the local children while playing football together and learning maasai songs and traditional dances. Other activities include going out on a nature trail where they will learn about animal footprint identification or enjoy our bush treasure hunt followed by planting their own tree and we have a selection of board games available for the entire family to enjoy.

Game Drives

At Sanctuary Olonana, game viewing starts from the camp. A pod of hippos lives permanently in the river just below camp and many other species come to drink there. Sanctuary's experienced guides take you to all the hidden spots and our customised open safari vehicles offer all-round views, allowing for excellent photography opportunities. The Mara's rich eco-system includes acacia-studded savannah, riparian forest and woodland which attract more than 300 bird species and a stunning variety of animal life all year round.

Cultural Visit To Maasai Village

Get an insight into the vibrant and still traditional way of life of the Maasai. Learn about the medicinal plants that grow here, the importance of cattle and the stages of life through which all Maasai pass, from young boy or girl to respected elder. Accompanied by an experienced Maasai guide you are invited to visit the village which is built along traditional lines; complete with cattle enclosure, outer palisade and mud and cow dung huts. Meet the elders, their wives and families and learn about the social structure of the homestead, the role of women in their society and many more aspects of their daily life. Interaction and discussion is encouraged, so whether the ladies are building a hut, the warriors are dancing or making fire with stones and sticks, guests are free to join in.

Nature Walk

Walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees and insects and their use in the daily lives of the Maasai tribe. Visit our award-winning wetlands which cleanses wastewater naturally before returning it to the environment. There is an opportunity to plant a tree, leaving a positive mark in Africa. Our naturalist shares his intimate knowledge of the surrounding environment and how many of the trees and plants are used for medicinal purposes. Watch the hippos, learn to identify the birds from their song, stop and learn about insects and even the fascinating system ants have to build and maintain their ant-hills. Your guide will also point out animal signs which are everywhere, but not that easily noticed.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Your balloon is inflated against the first rays of sunrise and once aloft floats gently over the plains and the plethora of game. The balloon lands around one hour after taking off with breakfast being prepared nearby. The smells of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as you begin breakfast with platefuls of exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, of course, glasses of bubbly to toast your flight. (Additional cost)

Game Viewing & Gorillas. Best of East Africa

7 night safari: Want to see big cats and big apes on one trip? Why not combine Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya's Masai Mara with Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, located in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. 8 night safari: Experience the best of Tanzania and Kenya in great style. This wildlife and cultural safari offers a mix of luxurious accommodation with exciting game viewing in exclusive wildlife locations.

Dining

Bush Breakfasts, Picnics & Dinners

You may have decided with your guide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you but equally lovely in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner. A private and secluded clearing is prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the African bush. As the sun swiftly sinks, the setting is illuminated by a magnificent log fire. The table setting is as sophisticated and elegant as found in the finest restaurants with wild flower arrangements that grace starched white table linen. Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table cloth as smiling waiters serve a delicious dinner. After dinner retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as you absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.

Sundowners

As the afternoon game drive comes to an end, drive to a specially chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains. Drinks are served as you take in the beauty of the rapid sunset colouring the acacia dotted plains and transforming the world in a matter of minutes. Enjoy the warmth of the fire and discuss the day's adventures as waiters serve canapés and a selection of drinks, with the spectacular setting sun in the horizon.

Suitable for

Real African safari, hot air balloon safari, discovering the culture and history of Kenya, visiting Maasai village, meeting gorillas, as well as many other African animals and birds, traveling with children.

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