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Sanctuary Olonana

Sanctuary Olonana Reviews & Information

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Dining at Olonana

Olonana features an organic garden from which fresh vegetables and herbs are used in the restaurant. Guests can decide to enjoy picnics in the bush or dine outside alongside a magnificent log fire.


Spa Facilities

The mini-spa at Olonana Tented Camp offers a range of treatments for guests to enjoy. Treatments include facials and massages. Africology and French marine-based Thalgo products are used throughout the spa.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Wildlife activities

The Masai Mara is famous for the wildebeest migration while a range of other animals are also prevalent on the reserve. The camp offers the following wildlife activities:

  • Morning and afternoon game drives in 4x4 vehicles
  • Nature walks
  • Tree planting
  • Visits to award-winning wetlands
  • Hot air balloon safaris (additional cost)
  • Fishing excursions (additional cost)
  • Micro-light flights (additional cost)
Community visits

Maasai culture and preservation is one of Olonana’s great concerns. Guests are offered the opportunity to visit the camp's various projects such as the wetlands project and the tree nursery. Visits to the local Maasai village can also be arranged.

Spa treatments

The mini-spa offers a range of treatments including facials and massages for guests to enjoy. Africology and Thalgo products are used in the spa.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
General Services
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Safari drives
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Masai Mara Reserve has an abundance of wildlife and is famous for the wildebeest migration. All travellers are advised to take precautions against malaria before travelling to Olonana.

Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcomed at Olonana Tented Camp. Children under 13 years of age are required to share with an adult and all children are welcome on game drives under the discression of the Camp Manager.

Social Responsibility
  • Olonana Tented Camp has a commitment to conservation. Guests staying at Olonana can help out by planting a tree in the camp's dedicated tree nursery. Trees are tagged with the donors name and help to offset deforestation in the Masai Mara. Olonana also has an innovative wetland system whereby grey and waste-water is treated and released back into the Mara River. Guests may visit the wetlands project and have a look at the constantly developing research taking place in the wetlands. An organic garden has also been set up at the camp where fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown for use in the camp's kitchen. The camp also provides training to a group of local Maasai women who craft bead-work for display and sale in the camp and for export purposes.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Sanctuary Olonana offers fourteen tented suites all of which include a private veranda that overlooks the river and offer the perfect spot where guests can relax and watch the resident hippos wallow in the water.

Tent features include:

  • Parquet floors
  • Four-poster beds
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private verandas
  • Solar lighting
  • Hairdryers
  • Two honeymoon suites each feature an outdoor shower.
Single Room US $480
Double Room US $960

Geoffrey Kent Suite

Sanctuary Olonana’s 14 exceptional suites, at least 130 sqm in size, flaunt clean lines and organic materials and are so comfortable that guests would be forgiven for being tempted to stay in.

The magnificent floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the suites fold open offering scenic views of the Mara River.  The suites are well appointed with tasteful decor and elegant nature-inspired furnishings.

  • King-sized beds
  • Overhead fans
  • Daybed on the deck
  • Lounge area.
Single Room US $5420
Double Room US $5420

Family Suite

The three Family Suites at Sanctuary Olonana feature an extra bedroom ideal for families travelling with children.

Single Room US $480
Double Room US $960

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -1.234745

Longitude: 35.036218


There are daily scheduled flights to and from the Mara.
In Nairobi scheduled flights depart from Wilson Airport.
A scheduled flight from Samburu to the Mara and scheduled flights from the Mara to the coast are also available.
Private charter flights are also available.
Flights to Olonana land at the Kichwa Tembo Airstrip where a guide will meet you and drive approximately 15 minutes to get to the camp.
If travelling by road, the drive to the Mara goes through the Rift Valley and takes approximately six hours from Nairobi.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Sanctuary Retreats - Game Lodges