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Why Stay at Olonana?

Posted by on June 19, 2014

Set on the banks of the Mara River in Kenya, Olonana is a simply unforgettable camp. It comprises fourteen spacious tents, each with its own en-suite bathroom and a wide, private veranda that looks out over the river, the permanent home of a pod of hippo. In the main camp area, you’ll find a spacious lounge and both indoor and outdoor dining areas that look out over the river. There’s a mini spa too where you can relax between activities. There’s a variety of treatments on offer including facials and massages.


Because of its superb position in the Masai Mara (on a very private stretch of the river), game is incredible. There are lots of big cats and a wide variety of plains game including zebra, giraffe, antelope and wildebeest. Elephant and rhino live in the area as well as some far small creatures like honey badgers and aardwolf. Birdlife is prolific too with over 300 different species. You can explore the savannah, forests and woodlands of the Mara, seeking out and admiring the wildlife with your knowledgeable guide on both game drives and bush walks.

It’s not solely about the wildlife here though. Guests are also invited to get involved with culture too. You can visit a local Maasai village, where you can immerse yourself in their bright and vibrant culture, learning a little more about the way of life in the Mara. School visits are also very interesting, particularly if you’re travelling as a family. Hot air balloon rides (complete with a delicious champagne breakfast after landing), fishing trips and flights in vintage bi-planes are also available.

With incredible wildlife, accommodation, guiding and service, there’s no doubt that Kenya safari holidays at Olonana leave you with some beautiful memories that you’ll treasure for life.