Olonana Camp


The award-winning Olonana Camp boasts a romantic setting right on the banks of the Mara River at the heart of Kenya’s celebrated Maasai Mara National Park. Secluded and exlcusive, designed with special importance placed on sustainability, the Olonana Camp is proud to be Kenya’s first member of the prestigious Sanctuary Retreats Chains.


And there is more than one noteworthy example of the camp’s dedication to the protection of the environment: The Olonana Camp supports reforestation, clean read more » energy and water projects within the sanctuary. Its ceaseless efforts have been recognised with a Gold Award by Ecotourism Kenya.


At the heart of the wilderness, there are plenty of exciting excursions that put you in touch with the pristine nature and the native culture. Join a classic game drive, visit one of the local Maasai villages, sip a sundowner at the heart of the bush, followed by a delicious dinner or soar high above the exotic landscape aboard a hot-air balloon.


The golden 1920s have inspired the Olonana Camp’s interior design. Adorned with select Maasai style elements, the restaurant features a spacious veranda commanding a fantastic view out over the Mara River and its wild inhabitants including hippopotamus.


The camp’s main house accommodates a cosy lounge with a crackling fireplace. Pick up a good read at the library and settle down by the beautiful pool or recharge your batteries with a professional treatment at the Olonana’s spa, where traditional African healing lore is fused with modern science.


The camp’s setting is certainly unique: Just past your tent’s doorstep, the “Great Migration” converts the plains into a nature show par excellence, when two million wildebeests, zebras and antelopes make their way from the Serengeti to the Mara country in search of fresh grazing grounds.


Inevitably, the Great Migration route takes the vast herds across the Mara River, in many cases just at the point, where the Olonana Camp’s fourteen large and lovingly designed luxury tents nestle on the banks.


Impeccable service with a smile goes hand in hand with a high level of flexibility. You choose when you would like to go on any given activity – any mealtimes can be accommodated to fit your preferences. Uncompromising luxury at the heart of the African wilderness! « show less


Set on the banks of the Mara River, the Olonana Camp’s fourteen large and luxurious safari tents boast every conceivable comfort. The tents have been tastefully designed with precious parquet flooring, read more » four-poster beds and an ensuite bathroom.


Your private veranda looks out over the Mara River: It is the perfect place to settle down in the cool evening hours, with a refreshing drink in hand, to chat about the day’s adventures while observing the hippos wading out of the water to feed.


In addition to the camp’s twelve standard rooms, the Olonana features two charming Honeymoon Suites equipped with an exciting outdoor shower.


However, no matter your choice, you can expect supreme comforts and an oasis of sweet peace and quiet. Moreover, every tent comes with a private butler dedicated to perceiving your wishes even before you can voice them. Welcome! « show less


The Maasai Mara National Park is a sparkling gem: outstanding among Africa’s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The wildlife diversity is spectacular! The open savannah plains are peppered with read more » the characteristic Acacia trees. Lush, green forests are traversed by rivers brimming with life and creating breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.


Certainly one of the most sensational ways of experiencing all this scenic beauty is from high above in a hot-air balloon. Enjoy a sweeping bird’s perspective of the shifting landscapes and migrating herds.


A classic game drive in the Maasai Mara National Park is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, cheetahs and leopards are spotted with astounding regularity. And with just a little luck on your side, you may even spot one of the endangered black rhinos, a pride of hunting lions or a new-born elephant calf.


A fishing day trip to Rusinga Island is an enthusiastic angler’s dream come true: The Victoria Lake houses spectacular game fish. And then, of course, the Maasai Mara Park is home to the famous Maasai people.


Here and there they can be observed: the Maasai warriors prowling the savannah, young boys taking care of the goats and the old men chatting in the villages. Learn more about these noble people’s ancient traditions on a visit to one of the villages. You may even visit a family’s home and participate in one of the cultural ceremonies. « show less