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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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Sanctuary Olonana was the first stop on our African Safari and it was a hard act to follow. The renovations are absolutely beautiful with a bathroom to die for! The management team is first-rate and this is reflected in every area of the property. Our guide, Benson, was our
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Returning home to Olonana , having visited many times, we were welcomed with the cold towels and smiling faces! Magical because of the renovations, over the top for any resort !Big John, the Chef was excellent ,food always excellent ,tasteful, bartender excellent. All service
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The facility was amazing. Comfortable, yet close enough to nature you could hear the hippos in the river. Staff was excellent and attentive. Chef prepared delicious meals and a wide variety for all to enjoy. 5 star and 1st class all the way
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This was the first time we had been on Safari and we were not disappointed in any way with our stay at Olonana. The trip from Nairobi was an adventure in itself. The reception and service from all the staff was amazing. The room was divine. Just like the photos - really
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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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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
Hello, Thank you for your question. Should you feel that the service you receive from your guide and the rest of the staff has been beyond expectations, appreciation may be shown individually or collectively by making use of the gratuities box provided. Our recommendation is $15 per guest per day. Envelopes are also provided in the directory of services folder in each suite. Kindest regards, Sanctuary Retreats
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is this area busy, do you seethe vehicles when out on game drives?
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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"The suites are in one line along the river and some are quite far from the main lodge."
"Indoor/outdoor beds, open slate showers, romantic bath tub. all the luxury you can imagine or dream of ."
"Room was very comfortable and the shower ( three heads ) was fun. "
"Think they are all lovely - but we had Room 1 so didn't have too far to walk to the reception/bar/communal eating/seating areas."
"Ask for a room closer to the communal areas"
sanctuary olonana hotel maasai mara national reserve
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
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