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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. Three of the suites at Sanctuary Olonana feature an extra bedroom, which is heaven-sent for families. 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. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
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C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport5 mi
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We stayed here in February and had a wonderful time! The rooms were amazing with great views of the river and hippos! The room did get a bit warm during the day. The food was delicious and chef catered to my requests and provided options for the kids. The game drives and our
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My wife and I were so pleased with our experience at the Sanctuary. It offered a true African environment in an exciting surrounding that encompassed wonderful accommodations, close proximty to the "wild life" (hippos at your doorstep) and food selections that were superior.
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From the incredible room to the stunning views to the amazing service, this was one of the best safari experiences I had ever had. The game drives were awe inspiring and the room and communal areas were comfortable and beautiful. We stayed 3 days and I could have stayed 3
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Sanctuary Olonana has gone through a complete refurbishment that has taken it from glamping to African Modern Lux on the banks of the Mara River. The suites contain everything you could need for time in the bush and are super spacious, comfortable and luxurious. The communal
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fantastic three night stay- elderly travels may want to request villas closer to the lobby/ restaurant (1,2,3) as the resort is quite sprawling and wooded and the walkway natural but uneven stone. The wonderful staff cautiously insists that you are escorted to and from your room
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Our Honeymoon Suite
Shower in your tent with view of river and hippos!
View of the river and hippos from our deck
Outdoor deck with day bed
Fabulous suite with living room area and super comfortable bed
Its not busy throughout the year but you will see other vehicles anytime of the year.
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Hi Zainab, thanks for your question! All of the tents at Sanctuary Olonana come with two queen sized beds, however, both beds are in the same room. I hope this helps!
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Hi Sarah, You can find us by searching for Sanctuary Retreats on Google - unfortunately cannot share the URL on TripAdvisor! Many thanks, Sanctuary Retreats
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I believe you can although they do provide a hair dryer in the room. Internet is great. We had no problems.
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"Ask for a room closer to the communal areas"
"All rooms are beautiful and have wonderful views."
"Room No 6 is behind many trees, I prefer to get room no 4 or 5 next time"
"i enjoyed everything"
"Try to get villa number 4 or 5 which has the best view of the hippos in the river."
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KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
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