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Sanctuary Olonana

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C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Athens, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An elegant establishment; outstanding integration with the natural environment. Spacious lodges with a river view. On the bank of Mara river offers unbeatable ambience. We felt safe at all times, happy with food, and service. Five start accommodation, turn-down and wake up service. Guides are knowledgeable with both training and practical experience, flexible to cater individual needs. The Mara triangle... More 

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

Dear Chris, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana. Thank you for the very comprehensive feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. If you would like, you can keep up to date with Sanctuary Retreats by following us on... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some trips will stay in your heart forever and this is definitely one of them. The Sanctuary was our final stay in the African Bush. It's more than just glamping! We were greeted punctually off our small Cessna flight and taken to the Sanctuary. We were greeted by various staff members and taken to check in and to our tent.... More 

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Thank Jane M
Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Olonana and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from... More 

Denver, Colorado
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86 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful safari stay! Everything was unforgettable. The everyone on the staff was outstanding. Our guide Abdul is the head guide and he was simply amazing. Our room was excellent, overlooking the river and yes there really are hippos out there! Our room was a spacious tent with wood floors and an en suite bathroom. Eunice would wake us up an... More 

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Thank SeeAllYouCanSee
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. In the meantime, 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) and... More 

Nairobi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This has got to be rated as one of the finer places in the Mara. Very professionally run and very flexible in all aspects. Right from the time we arrived until the time we left we didn't have a single issue to adversely critic. The staff are very warm yet not overbearing. The standard of food and drinks is also... More 

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Thank Rajay S
Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Rajay, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great stay! Our team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search... More 

Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It may not be the newest kid on the block....in fact it might be up there with the oldest establishments in the Mara. That explains its enviable positioning right on the river....you can't get closer to the river wildlife even when on a safari drive. The tents are private, comfortable and well appointed. The staff and guides can't do enough... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’.... More 

California
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170 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

From the first Hippo greeting to the last, the meals on the terrace or the dining room, the luxury tents. What a beautiful respite in between the day excursions to the National Reserve. The Sanctuary has a conservation program where you can plant a tree and that we did. The staff at the Sanctuary are consummate hosts and the accommodations,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then 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) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Olonana was perfect from start to finish... The tents are beautiful and well maintained with lovely views over the river. Mine was number 5 and there were a pool of hippos that lived right below me. The staff are amazing and the food was fantastic, I really enjoyed the live music and roaring fireplace in the main lodge at night.... More 

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

Dear Jef, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana. Maurice and the 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... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Olonana Sanctuary is a wonderful lodge. Greatly located 15 minutes from the entrance of the park, we have spent 4 nights in this lodge. It stands next to the Mara River where you can observe the hippos. The rooms are fantastic. We were in room 15 which is the most private one. All rooms have a nice terrace overlooking the... More 

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Thank 298484David
Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear David, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Olonana. Maurice and the 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... More 

Zürich
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76 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We truly enjoyed our stay at Sanctuary Olonana! The camp has a beautiful location along the Mara river in a riverine forest, with hippos, elephants and other animals right in front of your tents. Although the camp is fenced (for security reasons) it really feels wild due to the proximity of the river. The tents are spacious and elegant, with... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for sharing such great images. We really enjoyed hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on... More 

Riga, Latvia
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Very good camp. The tent was big. It is not luxurious but definitely good enough to stay for a couple days while doing game drives in Maasai Mara. It is situated on the bank of the river and that is big advantage of the camp. Very nice atmosphere there because of that. Many birds and hippos around (hippos are down... More 

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Thank 589Alex
Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then 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) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

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