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The Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya has many tented and permanent camps and lodges for those people sufficiently fortunate to be on a Masai Mara Safari.  For a terribly top of the range camp you want look no further than Olonana

Olonana is a sublime bush camp on the banks of the Mara brook just outside the Masai Mara Reserve’s western boundary in Kenya, right at the guts of Big Game viewing country. 

It’s position enables the lodge to supply the best of two worlds with night drives, walking safaris, and day time game drives inside the reserve. 

Olonana has twelve huge and spacious permanent tents, each with 2 queen sized beds, ensuite toilets and hot showers, and each with a large veranda with a great view of the brook, where you’ll get great views of hippo especially in the evenings as you are enjoying your sundowner prior to dinner.  Importantly the tents have floor to ceiling mosquito netting windows for your protection.  One fear you need not have is walking back to your tent at night, because you’ll always be taken and fetched by a very pleasant man with a torch and a stick. 

Dinner which is, as are all of the meals, delicious can be taken in the dining room overlooking the brook, or if you wish meals can be taken on the Siria escarpment overlooking the Mara plains, or deep in the bush as a picnic.  If food is important to you then a Masai Mara Safari staying here will pleasure even the most jaded of palates. 

What is unique about Olonana is that it exists in association with the Masai folk, so you’ll have a chance to view the day to day lives of these proud folks in a hamlet close by.  No other lodge in the Masai Mara offers this opportunity. 

The facilities at Olonana has a personal butler service, an elegant lounge and library, and a swimming pool to cool of after one of many game drives you will experience.  Unlike another camps there is a generator and solar electricity, so electricity is not difficult and the delicate eco system of the Masai Mara is little ruffled. 

you will enjoy game drives in open vehicles giving an undisturbed view of the wealthy numbers of game including hippo, elephant, prides of lion, buffalo, hyena, giraffe, and many species of gazelle.  You are also likely to see cheetah, leopard, and even rhino if you are fortunate, and you may be sure your guides are well trained pros. 

it isn’t just the undeniable fact that your guides on your Masai Mara Safari are experts, it is the eagerness of the guides that makes all of the difference.  They manifestly love what they do and this transmits itself time after time again.  All you have to do is to ask if it is feasible to view a specific animal, and if it is, then you may pretty much certainly get closer than you might ever believe possible .  They go out of there way so happily.  The same is true for the workers at Olonana, for whom nothing is too much difficulty.  If you will not or can’t eat something, then options are instantaneously produced, and always with a smile. 

it is true to say that visiting the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya for part of your in Kenya Safari is a total must, but to remain at Olonana is an experience you may never forget.

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