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Sanctuary Olonana


Embrace the serenity and magic of Sanctuary Olonana, where luxury and nature unite for an unforgettable African safari experience. Nestled on a private stretch of river within the Masai Mara, this exquisite lodge is a visual masterpiece that showcases ingenious architecture, artistic interiors and traditional Maasai design elements.

The lodge's riverside location ensures both intimacy and privacy, with the soothing sounds of the Mara River drowning out any neighbouring noise. Best of all is the thrill of spotting hippos from your private deck, their boisterous wake-up calls an exciting sign of adventures to come. Harmonious interiors, meanwhile, pay homage to the splendour of the region – think sun-bleached floorboards and vibrant hues reminiscent of African wildflowers – while antique, hand-crafted Maasai spears dot the walls, infusing an authentic spirit throughout the space.

Guests can retreat to one of 14 glass-sided suites, which frame captivating views of the extraordinary landscape, to the two-bedroom ultra-luxury Geoffrey Kent Suite, or to one of several glorious communal areas, the walls of which are mudded each year by Maasai women using local, grey clay soil. Step through the dramatic glass doors of the main lounge and arrive at a terrace adorned with faded indigo rugs and elegant pendant lamps, then wander to the cosy boma fire pit beyond. Encircled by deckchairs for intimate gatherings, this spot offers prime river views, perfect for observing the resident hippos.

After a day out in the bush, why not indulge in traditional African remedies and in-room spa treatments or take a refreshing dip in the pool? Sanctuary Olonana's culinary offerings echo the nourishing theme, celebrating healthy, organic ingredients sourced from the on-site kitchen garden.

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14 Suites
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Geoffrey Kent Suite
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
In-Room Treatments
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Game Drives
Game Drives
Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
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Camp Managers
Grant & Annemie Parker
Grant & Annemie have been in the hospitality industry for many years and bring with them a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of Lodge Operations. Grant, a skilled chef with nearly 3 decades of culinary expertise from around the world brings a blend of culinary creativity and a knack for crafting innovative ideas to create unforgettable moments for guests. Annemie, a true hotelier with over 26 years of experience, has previously managed 5-star boutique hotels in South Africa before venturing into Lodge Management and her primary motivation is nurturing and empowering her team. Their passion for African and their extensive journeys through South Africa, Botswana, Zanzibar and Zambia have uniquely prepared them for their new roles as the Managers of Sanctuary Olonana.
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The best of Sanctuary Olonana

  • 14 suites and two bedroom Geoffrey Kent Suite with exceptional design and artistic décor
  • Located on a private stretch of Mara River with unrivalled views and resident pod of hippos
  • Organic homegrown produce
  • In-room spa treatments, outdoor gym and swimming pool
  • Easy access to the wildebeest migration in season

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Olonana Luxury Safari Suite

14 Glass Sided Suites

Sanctuary Olonana boasts 14 exceptional suites inspired by the great outdoors, with contemporary clean lines, organic, elegant furnishings and specially commissioned African art.
Geoffrey Kent Suite Olonana Luxury Safari Lodge

Geoffrey Kent Suite

Now the most discerning travellers can immerse themselves in the ultimate wildlife experience, from the secluded luxury of the sublime Geoffrey Kent Suite. The sophisticated, free-flowing space contains two private bedrooms, each fully en-suite...
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Extraordinary cuisine at Sanctuary Olonana

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All Day Dining
Take in the spectacular sunset over the Mara plains from a specially selected vantage point – ideal for discussing the day's adventures as the African night settles in around you. Enjoy sundowners as you watch the sun sink below the horizon, transforming the acacia-studded landscape from blazing orange to black in a matter of minutes.
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What to expect
Enjoy an array of local, healthy and homemade dishes such as a Vegetable Wrap filled with Olonana Homemade Goodness: Basil Pesto, Mayonnaise, Braised Peppers, Crisp Cucumber, Carrots & Creamy Avocado served with Garden Salad on the Side.

Spa & Gym

Unwind on safari

Spa Olonana Luxury Safari Lodge
Exceptional Assortment of Treatments
Enjoy next-level pampering spa treatments in your suite to the tune of the Mara River after a day out in the Masai Mara and relax with an Africology ceremonial process using Africa’s ‘miracle' marula oil. Our expert therapists present a sumptuous assortment of treatments that use premium products by Africology and French marine-based brand, Thalgo.
Olonana Bush Gym
Gym and In Room Treatments
Workout out to a soundtrack of the hundreds of species of birds living in the acacia trees’ canopy. The Bush Gym at Olonana is a simple, effective way to keep up with your fitness routine while enjoying the unique environment of the Masai Mara. Following your workout, relax with in-room spa treatments offering the ultimate relaxation and indulgence. We will bring the soothing ambience of a spa directly to the comfort and privacy of your room.

Special Offers

Current offers and packages available

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Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, and to view all offers, visit our Special Offers page.
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