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C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Sanctuary Olonana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This property and staff are outstanding by every measure. The food is great, the service is over the top superb, the facilities are comfortable and immaculate, and the guides outstanding. Maurice the GM is a great guy who really runs a great ship. Many thanks for the memories!

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is 5 star - the service fantastic and the food delicious. Located on a river with resident hippos, (they vocalize a lot!) do not be surprised at the first time you hear them returning to their river after their night grazing. It can best be described as a french horn being played in your ear in the camp.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to enjoy dining, or just sitting in your tent and watching a listening to the hippos in the Mara River below you. Excellent service with your own personal security to walk you to you room after dark just in case there might be animals. The food was excellent with good choices. The morning wakeup also brings coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see hippos, this is the place. Just sit on the veranda of your luxurious tent and see them about 50 feet below in the river. The food was excellent and the service was top rate. This has to be the best camp in the Mara. Only camp we stayed at in Kenya where we actually were... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on our honeymoon and this place is just AMAZING. You find yourself in a luxury lodge which is very peaceful and quiet. The lodge is run by masaai people so very traditional yet luxurious. The manager was always present and we had a very personal experience with him. Our driver (Sorry forgot his name) was very flexible.... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful honeymoon at Sanctuary Olonana. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff made the whole experience of safari effortless. We were able to just enjoy every minute as staff managed everything from transport to airport before the stay to transfer to home flight as we came back from Mara. It really was a perfect retreat from hectic pace of today's world. Every detail was honed to perfection. Room was spacious and... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana.. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olonana was the third "camp" we visited on a Kenya safari trip in September-October 2014, and I can see why the tour operator saved the best for last. By "camp," I mean 5-star luxury wrapped in canvas. As others have noted, the rooms are spacious and nicely appointed. The setting could not be lovelier--lush and situated right on the Mara... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana.. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience at the highest standard. Premises and service are great, rooms and the view are amazing and the food is excellent. We highly recommend a game drive with Anderson who is extremely knowledgeable and a true local. We loved our stay there and be sure to be back if we ever take another safari in this area.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana.. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location, staff, accommodation and all that you could desire in a bespoke package. Informative and knowledgable staff added to the overall experience that will be long lasting. Excellent food and facilities, relaxing and enjoyable evenings by the fire. Perfect setting by the Mara river offering perfect viewing balconies of the resident hippo's. Local visitors; mongoose and a plethora of... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana.. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

Santa Barbara, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in November and I can truly say I left a part of my heart when we (reluctantly) departed and look forward to going back again (hopefully) soon. Everything about our stay at this beautiful property was perfect. The tent was amazing: extremely comfortable 4-poster bed, beautiful furnishings and decorations, a lanai overlooking... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana.. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Olonana

Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Sanctuary Olonana Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Sanctuary Olonana Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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