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. Olonana Safari Lodge is 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.
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.
Accommodation and Meals
Featuring 14 exceptional 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.
Sanctuary Olonana offers the opportunity to enjoy meals in the middle of the African bush. Dinners are especially delightful as the private and secluded setting is illuminated by a log fire and pretty lanterns. A touch of elegance comes with the starched white table linen and romantic candles, and guests are served meals of the highest standard. Later, guests retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served and they can fully absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.
As the perfect ending to the afternoon game drives, sundowners are included. Guests are hosted to their favourite drink and a selection of canapes at a scenic point where they can observe the spectacular sunsets over the Mara plains.
SPA:- Sanctuary Olonana offers guests a range of treatments at the mini-spa from facials to body massages using products from their Africology and marine-based Thalgo range.
HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARIS:- A magical once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take a hot air balloon flight for an incredible aerial view of the wildlife and beautiful scenery of the Maasai Mara. Flights take off at dawn in order to capture the wonderful sunrise over the African plains. On landing, enjoy a Champagne Bush Breakfast. Please ask us for details and prices.
The camp has a sustainable ethos that has earned them a Gold Award from Ecotourism Kenya, and their safari guides have gained many responsible tourism awards. The camp is easily accessed by a 45 minute flight from Nairobi to Kichwa Tembo airstrip (a 15 minute game drive from camp).