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.

 

 

Prices

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OLONANA CAMP, MASAI MARA FLYING PACKAGE: PRICES IN US$

PRICES INCLUDE:WILSON – MASAI MARA – WILSON RETURN FLIGHTS, RETURN KICHWA TEMBO AIRSTRIP TRANSFERS, 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION, ALCOHOLIC & NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS, BUSH MEALS,  MASAI MARA GAME RESEREVE FEES, SHARED GAME DRIVES, NATURE WALKS & LAUNDRY SERVICES.

PRICES EXCLUDE:NAIROBI CITY TRANSFERS, CULTURAL VISITS, GRATUITIES, ALL ITEMS OF A PERSONAL NATURE, CHAMPAGNE, COGNAC, FINE WINES, PREMIUM BRAND SPIRITS AND CIGARS.

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING| 2 NT PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) CHILD (3 - 11 YRS) SHARING PER PERSON SHARING| EXTRA NIGHT
01-Apr-18 20-Jun-18 1167 USD NIL 694 USD 386 USD
21-Jun-18 30-Sep-18 2087 USD 766 USD 1154 USD 846 USD
01-Oct-18 31-Oct-18 1615 USD 530 USD 916 USD 610 USD
01-Nov-18 20-Dec-18 1140 USD NIL 674 USD 386 USD
21-Dec-18 05-Jan-19 2087 USD 766 USD 1154 USD 846 USD
06-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 2043 USD 744 USD 1132 USD 824 USD
01-Apr-19 31-May-19 1447 USD NIL 834 USD 526 USD
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 2043 USD 744 USD 1132 USD 824 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 2551 USD 996 USD 1384 USD 1078 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 2043 USD 744 USD 1132 USD 824 USD
01-Nov-19 20-Dec-19 1447 USD NIL 834 USD 526 USD
21-Dec-19 05-Jan-20 2551 USD 996 USD 1384 USD 1078 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Child policy:Children below 2 years stay free of charge. Child aged 3 – 11 years sharing with 2 adults in a tent pay above child rates. A private vehicle is required to be booked at a supplement during the shared game drives if child is below 5 years.

Extra night:rates include Masai Mara Game Reserve fees per day.

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UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-855-372-3274 (Phil Bottrell)

India India Tel: +91 819 723 4947 (Santosh Ojha)

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