Olonana Camp in the Masai Mara
Olonana Camp, a luxury camp idyllically nestled in the Masai Mara Conservation area on the banks of the Mara river (with a resident hippo population!) The Masai Mara is renowned for its abundance and diversity of wildlife and your stay here should be rewarded with sightings of the BIG FIVE – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. You will have the chance to meet the local Maasai community, interact with them and learn of their traditional lifestyle.
The Olonana Camp comprises of just 14 spacious and airy en suite accommodation tents, each attended by a personal butler and placed to offer maximum privacy and tranquility. Each tent has 2 queen size beds with floor to ceiling mosquito netting, en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water; double basin and WC, unique hand crafted furniture and fittings and a spacious wooden verandah overlooking the river. The elegant lounge and dining area offers a ‘home from home’ feel whilst its spacious verandah which provides the perfect setting for breakfast, sundowners, afternoon tea and after dinner star gazing. The camp offers excellent cuisine with creativity and attention to detail. 240V electricity is supplied by solar power and a back up generator is available when needed. Facilities are available for recharging batteries, guests should bring the required adaptors.
A wide range of activities are offered including bush/tracking walks, visits to the nearby Maasai cultural village, picnic lunches, sundowners and game viewing drives. The jewel in Africa’s crown. Masai Mara is host to a most spectacular array of wildlife. Her 1510 square kilometers of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers create an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. At the western border of the park is the pectacular Siria Escarpment, and this, together with the acacia dotted plains, create scenery of stunning beauty. Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and , if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings; a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.
The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from August-October and at this time nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn. As well as wildlife, the Masai Mara is also home to many members of the colourful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day.