Images of the extensive refurbishment and upgrade to Sanctuary Olonana

Late last year Sanctuary Olonana, our award winning tented camp situated on a private stretch of the Mara River received an extensive upgrade to the public areas of the lodge as well as a soft refurbishment to the tented rooms and pool area. We wanted the local Masai ladies to play an active part in the refurbishment and so they offered to “mud” the interior walls in all of the main areas, curio shop and offices. This is the same technique used in their own houses and involves mixing cow dung, sand and cement which is placed on the walls. Please visit our website at for a look at the newly upgraded camp featuring interior décor with a new contemporary design.

A complete new entrance was built where guests will be welcomed with a refreshing drink after arriving at the lodge or when returning from a game viewing activity. The dining room received new furniture including new tables, chairs, lamps, table linen, lanterns, side boards, cabinets and lighting. The lounge area received new relaxing sofas, tables, ottomans, coffee tables, carpet and lighting fixtures. The library now features a new whole new look bookcase, sofa, desk with a laptop for guests to use and a new board games table. In addition the rooms received new bedside tables, lamps a large carpet and re-upholstered day beds.