Natural Wonders
 

Natural Wonders Safari


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Day 1

On arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative who will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your connecting flight to the Masai Mara, where your Olonana guide will meet and transfer you to the camp. The Masai Mara National Reserve is the arena for one of the most breath-taking events on the planet - the Great Migration - which involves the largest mass movement of land mammals anywhere. 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. After lunch, there is time to relax in your luxury home for the next three days. Guests will then proceed for the first game viewing drive of the day.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana


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Day 2

After breakfast at the camp, accompanied with your picnic lunch, 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. 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. You will then return to camp and spend the late afternoon at leisure. Relax by the pool or revitalise at our mini-spa which offers a range of treatments from facials to body massages.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana


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Day 3

During your stay at Sanctuary Olonana there are a variety of activities that can be booked on request. One possibility is a breath-taking 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. It also offers a different perspective and great view of the migration. 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. 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 night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana


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Day 4

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. On arrival, we will meet you and drive you the short distance to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. On arrival at Livingstone Airport, a Sanctuary representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. Transfer time is 20 minutes. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Activities offered at the lodge include: game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where guests can see a variety of game including white rhino, elephant, buffalo and giraffe; a walking tour of the Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site, is a must as guests get to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Other activities included in your stay are sundowner cruises, walking safaris, canoeing on the mightly Zambezi River and a local village tour.

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma


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Day 5

The day is at leisure to enjoy the some of the variety of activities on offer. The morning may be spent on a game drive. The park has elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot. It even has white rhino - the only place in Zambia where they can be seen. The afternoon may be spent on a sundowner cruise.  The combination of Zambezi spray on your face and delicious white wine on the tongue, makes for a memorable afternoon sunset cruise. Sipping on a cocktail while watching the sunset over the majestic Zambezi River is truly a once in a lifetime experience! A Zambezi River cruise is a great way to spend a few hours before drifting back to the lodge, a warm shower and delicious dinner.

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma


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Day 6

After breakfast, a lodge representative will meet and transfer to Livingstone airport for onward journey. The drive to the airport is approximately 20 minutes. We at Sanctuary Retreats, wish you a memorable holiday and safe onward journey!

Meals Included:  Breakfast