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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They aim for luxury and we felt very special. Lounge & putdoor area very modern right on the mara river with hippo everywhere. Tents with balcony very private and all on river. Wake up call with tea coffee and muffin. Bathrooms large with flush toilets. Good bedding & free washing. Would highly recommend. Our guides Abdul & Anderson very knowledgeable... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned from our "bucket list" trip to the Maasai Mara Reserve and enjoyed our visit to Sanctuary Olonana. It is ideally located close to the entrance to the reserve (on both ends), and to a very real Maasai village which is absolutely mind-blowing (people living the way they have for hundreds of years, bathing in ponds and river... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I loved Sanctuary Olonana. From our pick up we were brought on a drive through the Maasai Mara Reserve and treated to a picnic lunch on the open plains. By picnic, I mean 'fully catered buffet meal'. Check out the photo of it I posted with this review. We were welcomed in the traditional Maasai style once we arrived to... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review, much appreciated! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Sanctuary Olonana, the team loved hosting your and hope you return 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’. We... More

Abilene, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a beautiful facility, think Ralph Lauren does Safari - Out of Africa aesthetics. The tents over look the river where you can watch the hippos and listen to the wildlife. The game drives lead by Joseph were amazing! You must request him! This is a life changing experience!

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Olonana, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting this review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you had a life changing experience with us and thank you for the lovely feedback - Joseph aboslutely loved your comments. Our team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day in the not too distant future... In the meantime you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We can not say enough about our fabulous experience at Olanana. From our guide, Joseph ( you must request him) to the service from room stewards(Joseph) to greeters/managers (Maurice), to the excellent food prepared by the chef Big John---- it was fabulous in every way!!!! We saw the Big 5 in June which is rare---experienced a 10 hour safari with... More

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

Dear Sissy, Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review of your experience at Olonana. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and thank you so much for all your kind comments especially about Joseph, Maurice and Big John - we shared your feedback with them and the rest of the team... More

Henderson
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It is so peaceful here. On the edge of a rushing river, my tent was like a "sanctuary" from everyday concerns and worries. Such a kind and attentive staff, excellent food and brilliant guides make Sanctuary Olonana the perfect camp while visiting Maasai Mara.

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

Dear Marilyn, Thank you for this lovely review, it is very much appreciated by all the team! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and are eager to welcome you back one day soon... We would love for you to keep up with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and Olonana by liking us on Facebook.... More

cozumel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I plus two close friends just came back from a four nights at the Olonana. Amazing does not come close to the experience. I am at a loss for words to describe the experience. Very attentive staff, great game drives and a beautiful setting with large rooms and views of hippos in the river below. Great food.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience of Sanctuary Olonana on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that our team took good care of you and that your stay with us was amazing. We loved hosting you and do hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Until then it would be great if you could keep up to date... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were at the Onolana Lodge for 2 nights, 3 day stay. It was magical and exclusive. My grandson who is only 3yrs plus, was astounded by the experience, on the safari drives and also by the hospitality endowed by the management and staff. His dietary needs we're well met and catered for. We are very grateful for the experience... More

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

Dear Guest, What a lovely review, thank you much appreciated. We are very pleased to learn that you and especially your 3 year old grandson had such a wonderful experience with us at Olonana. Thank you for all your lovely comments we passed this onto the team who were very appreciative of your kind words. We would love to see... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Olonana is outstanding in every way - from the wonderfully warm and attentive staff to the excellent location on the Mara River to the large, luxury tents to the great food! The game drives were outstanding each and every day seeing many, many animals of all kinds. You cannot believe the population of the Big 5 in this area! The... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. "Outstanding in every way" WOW thank you so much!! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time and thank you for your kind comments. Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back to one of our properties in the future. In the... More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We just finished an amazing three nights at Sanctuary Olonana. Upon arrival, we were greeted by our guide, Abdul, who was personable, polite, incredibly knowledgeable and an all-around EXCEPTIONAL guide. He accompanied us on every one of our game drives over three days and seemed to truly love what he does. I cannot say enough good things about him. In... More

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

Dear Guest, What an incredible review thank you so much!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Olonana. We shared you review with the rest of the team who loved your feedback – especially Abdul, "Big John" and Maurice. We do hope to welcome you back again one day and until then you can keep... 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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