- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Masai Mara
- Lodge size; 14 luxury rooms
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Olonana Camp is an award-winning tented luxury camp on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last scene from "Out of Africa" was filmed. Located close to the border with Tanzania, the game concentration is high - and during the annual wildebeest migration, the action happens right on the camp's doorstep.
This small and exclusive Masai Mara Luxury Camp, was built along sustainable lines which, along with innovative wetlands and tree-planting projects, have earned it a silver award from Ecotourism Kenya.
The Masai Mara is commonly considered to be the best game viewing in the world and is fabulous for seeing big cats, their prey and all the Big Five. It is also the stage for the greatest show on Earth - the wildebeest migration. From around July to October grunting herds of wildebeest and zebra cover the plains, often crossing the river between Tanzania and Kenya, attended by crocodile, lion and cheetah.
Built on the banks of the Mara River, the 14 canvas tents at Olonana Camp are extremely comfortable and spacious. The large tents feature private verandas overlooking the river where a pod of hippos live permanently.
En-suite facilities include a double vanity and indoor shower.
There are two honeymoon suites with outdoor showers.
The main dining room and veranda commands a dramatic stretch of the Mara River providing the perfect setting for breakfast, afternoon tea and after dinner star gazing.
Breakfast is served before the morning game activity. During your morning game viewing activity, coffee, tea and a selection of scones and biscuits will be served out in the bush.
Lunch will be enjoyed back at the camp while afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cakes, sweet and savoury treats, tea, and coffee and fresh fruit juices.
Afternoon and evening game drives include classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at specially selected spots before returning to the camp for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Romantic private dinners on your room deck or by the pool can be arranged upon request.
The main dining room and decking command views over a dramatic stretch of the river.Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and main area. Electricity supply is a combination of silent packed generator, solar power and battery system.
Game Drives; The Mara is a fabulous place for seeing big cats as well as all of the big five, a variety of plains game and over 300 bird species. From around July to October, the Mara is the stage for the greatest show on earth - the wildebeest migration - when grunting herds of wildebeest and zebra rush across the rivers between Tanzania and Kenya, attracting crocodile, lion and cheetah.
Cultural Interaction; Olonana works closely with a Maasai village which they help support by offering employment and donations to various community projects.
Nature walks; Walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees and insects and their use in the daily lives of the Maasai tribe.
Hot air balloon safari(optional activity); Your balloon is inflated against the first rays of sunrise and once aloft floats gently over the plains and the plethora of game. After about one hour the balloon lands and nearby, breakfast is already being prepared. The smells of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as you begin breakfast with platefuls of Kenyan fruits and pastries and, of course, glasses of bubbly to toast your flight.
Children of all ages at Olonana Camp.
With spacious tents and a wide variety of activities for guests of all ages, Olonana is the perfect choice for a family safari in Kenya. Activities can be arranged especially for children including tailored game drives, nature walks, treasure hunts, bird watching and animal print identification.
Between activities, relax at our mini-spa which offers a range of treatments from facials to body massages. With spectacular views over the Mara River and the soothing sound of the river and hippos in the background - you’ll have no choice but to relax.
Africology uses healing essences of some of South Africa’s indigenous plants, Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula and African Potato. They are dermatologically tested to EU standards, not tested on animals nor use any animal products.
- Game Drives
- Game walks
- Balloon safari
- Champagne breakfast
- A trip to Lake Victoria
- Cultural Interaction
Rates on Request
Rates form part of Kenya Safari itinerary
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- All drinks (excluding premium brands)
- Two daily shared game viewing activities
- Return transfers to and from Kichwa Tembo Airstrip to the camp
- Premium alcoholic drinks
- Hot air balloon safari
- Park fees
- Spa treatments from the Olonana mini spa
- Additional activities
- Gratuities to driver / guides and staff
- Any items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases
- Medical insurance
- Private vehicle and guide