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Sanctuary Olonana

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Experience Unparalleled Luxury at Sanctuary Olonana Safari Camp

Nestled on the banks of the meandering Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, Sanctuary Olonana stands as a beacon of luxury in the untamed African wilderness. This exceptional lodge is more than just a stay; it’s an immersive journey into the splendors of Kenyan nature, culture, and unparalleled hospitality.

Unrivaled Location

The camp enjoys a prime position on a private stretch of the Mara River home to a resident pod of hippos and is situated to offer magnificent views and convenient access to the awe-inspiring annual Wildebeest Migration. Guests can delve into the rich tapestry of the Masai Mara with some of nature’s most breathtaking events unfolding at the camp’s doorstep.

Accommodations – A Testament to Elegance

Offering just 14 glass-sided suites, Sanctuary Olonana blends contemporary design with the encompassing natural beauty. These suites act as a portal bringing the outdoors inside, allowing guests to awaken to the sounds of the river and the sights of wandering wildlife from the comfort of their luxuriously appointed rooms.

Accommodation at Sanctuary Olonana Camp Masai Mara

Glass Sided Suites

The suites feature artful interiors with a serene color palette reflecting the tranquility of the Mara. Expansive floor-to-ceiling glass doors offer uninterrupted river views, while deck daybeds provide the perfect haven for relaxation or private dining. Within each suite, guests can indulge in a spacious marble and slate-ensuite bathroom complete with plush amenities.

Geoffrey Kent Suite – The Pinnacle of Privacy

The Geoffrey Kent Suite represents the zenith of luxury safari accommodations. This expansive space provides two private en-suite bedrooms, a private lounge, and an infinity pool with soul-stirring views of the Mara River. Guests of this suite savor the attentiveness of a private chef and safari guide, ensuring a bespoke and intimate experience.

Tantalizing Culinary Offerings

Meals at Sanctuary Olonana are a culinary exploration of African flavors with a twist of international cuisine. Expert chefs prepare dishes using the freshest local ingredients, and whether served al fresco amidst the wilderness or within the elegant dining area, each meal is an event to be savored.

Tailored Activities and Adventures

The Sanctuary Olonana experience is custom-crafted, with guests choosing from a variety of activities:

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Eco-Conscious and Community-Focused

Sanctuary Olonana not only provides a sanctuary for its guests but also prioritizes the protection of its surrounding environment and supports local communities. As a Gold Eco-Rated accommodation and previously awarded “Africa’s Leading Eco-Lodge”, the camp’s eco-friendly practices ensure that your stay contributes positively to conservation and community efforts.

Sanctuary Olonana: Where Luxury Meets Wilderness

Sanctuary Olonana is truly where luxury and the wild embrace. With its elegant accommodations, personalized service, and a wide array of immersive activities, it stands out as an ideal retreat for those who seek the quintessential African safari experience wrapped in the arms of indulgence.

Sanctuary Olonana Suite and Family Suite – Full Package Rates in USD per Person per Night


Experience the epitome of luxury safari living at Sanctuary Olonana with our all-inclusive rates. Our full package ensures that your stay is as carefree as it is unforgettable, with lavish accommodations, expertly guided safaris, and sumptuous meals all accounted for. To review our comprehensive rate guide, simply click the link below and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime in the heart of Masai Mara.

Download the Rates PDF

Stay Longer, Pay Less 2023 & 2024

Delight in more moments of tranquility and adventure when you extend your stay with Sanctuary Retreats. Our special offer for the 2023 and 2024 seasons allows you to save significantly while soaking in the serenity and excitement of our unique locations. Stay at one or more of our properties and enjoy savings based on the duration of your stay:

For precise details on how this special offer can enhance your safari experience, please refer to the rate link provided above.

Accommodation Information:

Long Stay Rates

Our tiered pricing model caters to the length of your stay. Starting at 4 nights, you can revel in the splendor of Sanctuary Olonana while making the most of our long stay rates. Your sojourn can encompass one or multiple Sanctuary Retreats camps or lodges across Africa. Non-consecutive stays at different locations are welcomed, provided they fall under a single itinerary.

Single Occupancy

Solo travelers can enjoy their private sanctuary without a single supplement fee for up to 3 suites during the Low season. Additional single occupancy bookings in the Low season invite a 50% supplement. For non-Low season dates, standard single occupancy rates will apply.

Extra Adults in a Suite

When sharing a suite with two other adults, an additional adult pays 75% of the shared rate during Low season and 85% during High and Peak seasons, subject to availability.

Children Policy

Children of all ages are celebrated at Sanctuary Olonana. Those aged 15 and under are required to share with an adult. Families with children aged 5 and under are asked to arrange for a private vehicle for game drives.

Child Rates

Children up to 15 years inclusively enjoy discounted rates. One child stays free when sharing a suite with two paying adults in Low season, and a second child pays the child rate. During High and Peak seasons, both children pay the child rate. Should two or three children accompany one adult, different rates apply based on seasonality and suite availability.

Triple and quadruple suites are offered, pending availability.

For more details on how these rates can accommodate your dream safari experience, please review the rates PDF or reach out to the Sanctuary Olonana team for a personalized quote.

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Explore the Best Luxury Masai Mara Safari Camps

The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a destination that defines the quintessential African safari experience. Discerning travelers who seek a blend of adventure and opulence can explore a selection of the finest luxury safari camps around the famed reserve, each offering a unique vantage point onto some of the richest wildlife territories in the world.

Mahali Mzuri

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Mahali Mzuri is a part of Virgin Limited Edition luxury collection of retreats. With its name meaning “beautiful place” in Swahili, the camp provides 12 tented suites and ensures an exclusive and intimate experience with the Masai Mara.

Mara Bushtops

Situated on the edge of the reserve, Mara Bushtops boasts spacious and luxurious tents, each with its own hot tub overlooking the Mara plains. A combination of comfort and top-notch service makes this a highly sought-after safari destination.

Mara Plains Camp

In a prime location with access to both the Masai Mara and Mara North Conservancies, Mara Plains Camp offers a rare sense of exclusivity. This camp, one of only five within 30,000 acres, is renowned for its high concentration of big cats.

Angama Mara

Perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara is a remarkable lodge where each suite offers sweeping views of the Masai Mara below. Aside from the breathtaking scenery, Angama Mara is known for its exceptional service and fine dining.

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

For those looking to step back in time, Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp provides a nostalgic yet luxurious escape, reminiscent of the golden age of safaris. This camp is also known for its conservation efforts and cultural experiences with the local Maasai community.

Bateleur Camp at Kichwa Tembo

Operated by &Beyond, Bateleur Camp at Kichwa Tembo is set in a forest right on the edge of the Masai Mara. The camp offers elegant tents and a colonial atmosphere with modern-day comforts.

These opulent camps each tell their own story of adventure, comfort, and connection with the wild. Whatever your preference, a stay in any of these esteemed luxury safari camps in the Masai Mara is guaranteed to be a highlight of any traveler’s sojourn in Kenya.

Discover the Splendor of Sanctuary Retreats in Kenya & Tanzania

Sanctuary Retreats offers a quintessential collection of luxury camps and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania, providing guests with extraordinary safari experiences in some of the most iconic wildlife destinations. Immerse yourself in the heart of the African wilderness, where conservation meets luxury in perfect harmony.

Sanctuary Camps in Kenya

Sanctuary Olonana

Nestled alongside the Mara River, Sanctuary Olonana serves as a luxurious base to explore the Masai Mara. Esteemed for its eco-friendly practices, this lodge offers refined luxury with a commendable commitment to sustainability.

Sanctuary Tambarare Camp

Experience understated elegance and personalized service at Sanctuary Tambarare in the famed grasslands of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This camp delivers unrivaled wildlife encounters, including sightings of the Big Five.

Sanctuary Camps in Tanzania

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Located in the secluded area of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala offers an exclusive safari retreat where each canvas pavilion overlooks a waterhole frequented by a wealth of wildlife.

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

A luxurious mobile camp that moves with the rhythm of the Great Migration across the Serengeti plains. Offering unparalleled sightings of this natural wonder, Sanctuary Kichakani is a spectacular vantage point to witness wildlife on the move.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Situated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, this camp provides guests direct access to the crater floor, a haven for wildlife and home to an impressive concentration of animals, including the endangered black rhino.

Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp

With several migratory camps strategically positioned throughout the Serengeti, this setting ensures that you’re always at the heart of the action, close to the thunderous herds and breathtaking wildlife moments.

By choosing Sanctuary Retreats, you are not only embarking on a journey filled with luxury and adventure but also supporting sustainable tourism practices that contribute to wildlife preservation and community upliftment in these magnificent regions.

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