Sanctuary Olonana

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The award-winning Sanctuary Olonana is a premium tented safari camp set on the Mara River in a private concession in the renowned Masai Mara region.

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).

 

Guests can enjoy various activities including game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides (some activities are at a supplement)

In between game activities, guests can relax on the main viewing deck overlooking the river, read in the library, cool off in the pool or indulge in one of the signature treatments in the mini-spa.

 

ACCOMMODATION

There are beautiful public areas and 14 guest tents. Each is spacious and has two double four-poster beds with floor to ceiling mosquito netting, en-suite bathrooms and river view verandahs from which guests can observe the resident hippos wallowing. The décor throughout is in a cool, contemporary design with light earthy tones. Two of the tents are Honeymoon Suites and in addition feature private outdoor showers.

 

ACTIVITIES

GAME DRIVES

The camp's expert safari guides will show you a wealth of wildlife in the surrounding area using their open-sided safari vehicles that ensure all-round views and allow for excellent photography opportunities. The area's varied terrain includes open savannah, forest and woodland which supports a vast amount of animal life all year round.

 

NATURE WALK

The camp's naturalist leads guided walks on which you can learn more about plants, trees and wildlife and how the Maasai tribe makes use of these in their daily lives. Visit the camp's award-winning wetlands and there is an opportunity to plant a tree, leaving a positive mark in Africa. Learn to identify the birds from their song and discover the insects and smaller creatures that are easily missed on drives.

 

BUSH BREAKFASTS, PICNICS & DINNERS

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.

 

SUNDOWNERS

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.

 

CULTURAL VISIT TO MAASAI VILLAGE

Escorted by a Maasai guide, guests are invited to visit a local village to gain an insight into the traditional way of life of the Maasai people. Learn about the medicinal plants that grow here, the importance of cattle and the stages of life through which all Maasai pass, from childhood to respected elder. Meet the families and find out about the homestead's social structure, the role of women and much more. 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.

 

VISIT TO A SCHOOL

Visits are organised by the guides to various schools (school term time only). These visits are free but there is a recommended donation to the school of anything upward of $15 per person.

 

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.

 

 

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 Special Offer

Free Night Offer: stay 3 nights for the price of 2. Valid for stays from 1 to 15 Dec 2014, 1 to 31 Jan 2015, 1 Apr to 20 June 2015 and from 1 Nov to 15 Dec 2015.

Free Hot Air Balloon Excursion: stay 4 nights or more and one guest receives a complimentary Hot Air Balloon Excursion worth over $400. Valid for bookings of minimum 2 guests between 1 Feb and 31 Mar 2015 and between 21 June and 31 Oct 2015.

Family Offer: Children aged 15 years and under stay free! For every full paying adult one child aged under 15 stays free when sharing adults' tent. Valid for stays of minimum 2 nights until 20 Dec 2014.

Please Note that Special Offers are subject to availability at the time of booking, may apply to a certain number of rooms / tents, may not be combinable and can be withdrawn by the property at any time. Other Terms & Conditions may apply.

 Prices

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SANCTUARY OLONANA CAMP, MASAI MARA AIR PACKAGE:PRICES INUS$

PRICES INCLUDE: RETURN FLIGHTS NAIROBI WILSON – MASAI MARA – NAIROBI WILSON, RETURN AIRSTRIP TRANSFERS, 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION, LAUNDRY SERVICES, ALL BEVERAGES (EXCEPT PREMIUM BRANDS), GAME DRIVES, NATURE WALK AND PARK FEES.

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DATES FROMDATES TOPER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGESINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGEPER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGEPER PERSON SHARING, EXTRA NIGHT
01-Aug-1431-Oct-142235 USD500 USD1265 USD935 USD
01-Nov-1415-Dec-141285 USD0775 USD480 USD
16-Dec-1431-Dec-142250 USD500 USD1280 USD935 USD
01-Jan-1531-Jan-151340 USD0825 USD480 USD
01-Feb-1531-Mar-151785 USD365 USD1045 USD705 USD
01-Apr-1520-Jun-151300 USD0785 USD480 USD
21-Jun-1530-Sep-152155 USD475 USD1230 USD890 USD
01-Oct-1531-Oct-151785 USD365 USD1045 USD705 USD
01-Nov-1515-Dec-151300 USD0785 USD480 USD
16-Dec-1531-Dec-152155 USD475 USD1230 USD890 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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