This 4 day package is ideal for guests that want a short get
away due to your busy lives. What better way than to have a
short but sweet break away to Sanctuary Olonana. Take in the
miracle that is they Great Migration!
Day 1-3: Sanctuary Olonana, Masai Mara, Kenya
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport a Sanctuary
Retreats representative will greet you and you will be transferred
to the domestic Wilson Airport, about 15km southwest of the city.
Your scenic flight to the beautiful Masai Mara takes only 45
The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of Africa's greatest and
most famous parks. It is the arena for one of the most breathtaking
events on the planet - the Great Migration - that involves the
largest mass movement of land mammals anywhere. Millions of
wildebeest follow an annual circular route around the Serengeti
Ecosystem in an endless quest for fresh pasture and water. The
migration is usually present in the Masai Mara between July and
October. It is a sight to behold as you weave through the herds on
your way to the camp.
On arrival at Sanctuary Olonana there is time to relax and freshen
up in your tent before lunch is served. The tents are very spacious
and have floor to ceiling mosquito netting, en suite bathrooms with
hot showers, flushing lavatories, solar lighting and large verandas
with great river views. The main dining room and veranda commands a
dramatic stretch of the Mara River providing the perfect setting
for breakfast, afternoon tea and after dinner star gazing.
After lunch there is time to relax in your luxury home for the
next four days, and guests will then proceed for the first game
viewing drive of the day.
On you second morning in camp after a scrumptious breakfast, you
will leave with our expert guides to explore the Mara for the
better part of the day to understand the reasons why the great
migration takes place every year. A picnic lunch worthy of a king
The Mara is a fabulous place, the plains offers rich food for
elephants amongst the thousands of herds of wildebeest and topi,
zebra, eland, buffalo as well as Thomson's and Grant's gazelle.
Adding drama to the already extraordinary spectacle, the Masai Mara
is known for its big cats. Lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, wild
dogs and jackals prepare themselves patiently for their share of
the banquet. Beware also of crocodiles, they lay waiting for young
calves who struggle against the strong tides of the Mara
You can also walk with our naturalist guide and learn about
plants, trees, insects and even how to approach animals on foot.
Your guide can show you how to spot animal signs which are
everywhere but not easily noticed.
You will then return to camp and spend the late afternoon at
leisure. Relax by the pool or revitalize at our mini-spa which
offers a range of treatments from facials to body massages.
During your stay at Sanctuary Olonana there are a variety of
activities that can be booked on request. One possibility is a
breathtaking balloon safari. Float gently over the plains with a
bird's eye view of the game below as the sun rises slowly over the
horizon. After around one hour the balloon lands and a full
breakfast is served in the middle of the bush with glasses of
bubbly to toast your flight! Or an adventure on Lake Victoria. Take
an early flight by light aircraft to the lake. Try fishing for the
legendary giant Nile perch found in these waters as you explore the
beautiful islands or stop at a traditional fishing village and see
how the villagers live from day to day before flying back to the
On your last evening drive out into the bush, a private and
secluded clearing is prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle
of the wilderness. Candles flicker in the darkness, as your waiter
serves a delicious bush dinner. After dinner you can retire to the
warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as
guests relax and absorb the peace and beauty of the African
Spend 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Day 4: Departure
Spend your morning game viewing in the Masai Mara and return to
camp for lunch. In the afternoon your guide will transfer you to
the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. On
arrival you will be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative and
you will drive the short distance to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport for your departure flight.