Kenya Olonana 2

The Masai Mara Reserve is legendary for its abundance of wildlife. Big Cat country all year round, and it's also the stage for the biggest show on earth - the Great Migration.

From around July to October, millions of grunting wildebeest and zebra blanket the plains, often crossing the Mara River and moving between Tanzania and Kenya.

Recent Sightings at Sanctuary Olonana

Olonana Migration Sep 2014

September 2014 - The Great Migration is still present in the Masai Mara this month, with many dramatic river crossings with huge crocodiles preying on the zebra and wildebeest as they try to cross the river. There were many lion cubs around and buffalo, elephants, cheetahs, hyenas and lions were seen every day this month.

Sightings March 2014 V2

March 2015 - Buffaloes, lions, elephants and hyenas were spotted every day in March - what a brilliant treat this was for guests at Sanctuary Olonana! Cheetahs were quite frequently seen - completing the incredible game viewing experience for which Olonana is so well known.

Elephant Centre V3

June 2014 - The famous Great Migration has begun in the Masai Mara. Many wildebeest and zebra were spotted; and river crossings were seen too. Elephant, lion, cheetah, hyena and buffalo were seen every day during game viewing activities; and leopards were seen on 10 days of the month.

Olonana Lion Cubs

February 2015 - The migration has moved on, which means the lions and other predators in the area are having to roam further for food and yet our guests were able to see lions almost every day of the month. At this stage, the lions prefer hunting smaller animals like warthogs.

Cheetah V3

April 2015 - Much to the delight of guests leopard was seen quite often; while graceful cheetahs were spotted over a large part of the month.