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Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

we spent the last 4 nights of our family safari in Tanzania at Olakira Camp near the Mara River. it is a small mobile camp (9 tents in total) in the midst of the Northern Serengeti, as close to the wildlife as you can get, with animals wandering through the camp (we witnessed a hippo wandering by as we ate...

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed at Asilia's Olakira Camp in its northern location nearer the Mara River. The location is perfect with a great view over the river and hills behind. It is right in the heart of the wildlife area - animals are always visible and frequently visit the camp (including a thrilling night visitation by a pride of lions). The staff...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We added a short, 3 night safari in the Serengeti to our holiday , after spending 10 days in Zanzibar in September this year. All ideas for camps and lodges were made by Gondwana Tours & Safaris. We found all their suggestions spot on and had a fablous time. Olakira Camp in the north Serengeti was, in short, fantastic! Pascal,...

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pascal and the staff at Olakira camp were just great. |everything about our stay lived up to expectations. Firstly the tents, they are comfortable and roomy with good views of the Mara river. Little touches like early morning coffee brought to the tent with your wake up call show the attentiveness of the staff. The meals are first rate and...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great camp, service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble, meals were out of this world, tents were better than some hotels I have stayed in! Guides were fantastic on the game drives, very knowledgeable.

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Salinas, California
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We traveled a month this fall in four different African countries visiting a total of seven game camps. While each camp was comfortable and the staff welcoming, Olakira Camp on the Mara River, an Asilia managed facility, was our "African aha" moment and our experience there raised the bar exponentially in all areas of gracious hospitality and animal sightings. We...

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West Sussex
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our guide, Nathan was excellent - fun to be with, very knowledgeable and a good driver. The camp is very comfortable and the Managers, Zablon and Pascal are always on hand to help with anything. Great location ,just minutes from the Mara river so well placed for the river crossings. Tents very comfortable and spacious. Fairly good food, the Chef...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I absolutely did not want to leave this place. The accommodations are better than most hotels (including flushing toilet in your tent!) and situated in a spectacular position overlooking the Mara river in the beautiful Serengeti National Park. There is a staff of 15 or so operating the camp and they wait on you hand and foot and take such...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Olakira camp is beautifully situated, overlooking the Mara River, and is beyond comfortable. The staff is expertly trained, and their enthusiasm and skill are especially on display during mealtimes. It's hard to beat waking up each morning to a coffee delivery and watching the sun rise over the Mara River. The evening campfires are another fantastic part of the camp,...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This mobile camp is a gem. The staff is outstanding, both in the camp and kitchen and the guides who are tremendously knowledgeable and go out of their way to find the animals you want to see. Plentiful food and drink.

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Immerse yourself in the Great Migration at Olakira Migration Camp. You will feel the earth vibrate during brave winter crossings of the mighty rivers in the north, or be moved beyond measure by the mass summer calving on the south's grassy plains. Olakira follows the massive herds of wildebeest to two spectacular locations in the north and south of the Serengeti National Park. Home from December to March is the southern Serengeti, where herds of wildebeest calve simultaneously and the plains throng with new life. As the dry days of winter arrive, Olakira relocates north to the confluence of the Mara and Bolongonja rivers for spectacular game viewing at the Mara River itself and around the Lamai Wedge. ... more   less 

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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Serengeti National Park
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“there were Thompson gazelles right outside out tent - a tent closer to the main tent would be helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles Firewallphotography, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Can't be beat!”
 of 5 bubbles joaniewood, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good here.”
 of 5 bubbles Leopards_cheetahs, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lower number tents are closer to the lodge.”
  • Comfortable with plenty of room
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  • Bucket shower works well - no problems
  • Back of tent showing bucket for shower and solar panel
 of 5 bubbles kstraveler81, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tent Number 9 was a nice Place to stay for Testung and watch animals at night ( Hippos)”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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