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See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

In the Masai Mara,  the migration is beginning. The first zebras – precursors of two million wildebeest – have started to pick their way across the Mara River, a sign that the 2008 migration will be starting early. Olonana is perhaps the Mara’s leading luxury camp and is ideally positioned on the edge of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests can follow the migration at will, with easy daytime access into the reserve. As the camp is positioned outside the park itself, guests can also take night drives, game walks and interact with local Maasai communities. The camp itself has 14 tented pavilions each with two queen-sized beds, en suites with twin basins and showers, a personal valet and large private viewing decks overlooking a hippo filled Mara River.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. If anyone gets the chance to see the Masai Mara – don’t miss it! This is a fantastic trip where you can see all the big game and shoot them (with a camera, of course!).

    We travelled in a minibus with a sliding roof which we could open sometimes for better shots, and which had to be kept closed sometimes for safety reasons. I saw lions, hippos, giraffes, elephants and a wide variety of other wild animals.

    Talking of ‘wide’, our Kenyan driver was a bit of a wide boy and he annoyed a rhinoceros by getting between her and her calf so she chased us! Sheesh! I had an adrenaline high for about three days after that. But years later I still like to recount the “When I was chased by a rhinoceros…” story. Sometimes I even omit to say I was in a minibus at the time. :-)

    I later read in Lonely Planet that it’s quite common for minibuses to get staved in by charging rhinos.

    As I said, this is a wonderful trip to make if you get the chance and they have offers for all budgets. I was a budget traveller at the time and spent most of my nights in the Masai Mara in a tent, but there were others – even those sharing the same minibus – who were taken off to their luxury villas each night.

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