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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of spending two nights at this luxury resort and had the best hotel stay ever. All tents where right on the river and where large and spacious with a deck for viewing and relaxing. Main building was over the river where we ate every day and the food was second to none. Highlight was having dinner... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed for 2 nights at this Fabulous Resort. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer and I wasn't able to take part in all the amenities. The staff go above and beyond. The rolling Mara River makes you forget your cares. Sitting outside watching the river flow and seeing the Hippos its a memorable event. The rooms are... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review. We loved hosting and would love 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’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you would like to... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As world travelers for the past two years, there's nothing that we've experienced comparable to staying at Sanctuary Retreat Camp Olonana. Our tent was exquisite located on the Mara River with the sounds of the Hippos early in the morning with ever possible amenity many comparable to what one would find at a five star hotel. The food was prepared... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your experience on Tripadvisor. The team loved hosting you and we hope to welcome to back to one of our properties in the Sanctuary Retreats portfolio one day soon. We have a luxury collection of 6 cruise ships and 17 boutique safari camps & lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This Sanctuary is a must if traveling to this region! Maurice, Lucas, Big John, Victor, Raphael, Henry, Issac and team were amazing! Always courteous and willing to help with all matters. The food was the best we had on our entire Safari - gourmet in the Mara - thanks Big John! Abdul was our Game Guide/Driver has extensive knowledge of... 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 time with us and thank you for your lovely feedback especially about Maurice and the rest of the team. They loved hosting you and hope to see you again one day soon. Would be great if you could keep up to date... More 

Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have just finished 3 nights at Olonana as the beginnning of a 9 day safari and everything was perfect - the tents are all facing the river, are very private and have outdoor areas with day beds and deck chairs. The decor is tasteful and extremely comfortable, crisp white linen on two twin beds and lovely product in the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at Olonana. Thank you for your kind comments especially about the staff - they loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back again one day. We would love for you to keep up to date with the latest news from... More 

Hawai'i
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240 reviews 240 reviews
30 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here on a package through Abercrombie & Kent, and apparently they own this place. Our driver & guide Anderson picked us up at the airstrip. Upon pulling up to the hotel we were greeted by the smiling face of Christina, the assistant manager, and a Maasai playing a flute-like instrument who played the entire walk down to the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank youf or sharing this wonderfully detailed review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Olonana and thank you for all the lovely comments as well as the constructive feedback which we appreciate. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary... More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

Dear Diana, Thank you for this great review, much appreciated. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sanctuary Olonana. The team loved 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 Facebook, just search for... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

Dear Michael, Thank you for writing this lovely review regarding your stay at Sanctuary Olonana. Awesome that you are able to tick off Maasai Mara from your bucket list and even better that you were able to spend some time at our lodge. Thank you so much for your kind comments about our staff they were all very happy to... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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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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