We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 82 Serengeti National Park accommodations

Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa

Save
You added Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa to your Saves list
Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Hotel amenities
Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Serengeti National Park
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

198 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    182
    10
    4
    1
    1
See reviews for
45
116
3
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (198)
  • Mar-May only
    (34)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (56)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (68)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (40)
All months
Windermere, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights here- ideally placed for game viewing in the Serengeti. Very comfortable accommodation, and attentive staff. I was ill during our stay, and the staff were all caring and considerate. The tent was spacious and well equipped, and all in all it was a great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
66 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a lovely time we all had at this tented mobile camp next to the Mara river. We stayed for three nights with our two grown up daughters and for us this was the best place of the whole holiday. We were met off our short flight by our guide for our stay, Kareem...he was charming and very knowledgeable and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Potomac, MD
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed here for three nights and had a fabulous time. We had come from another Asilia camp, Dunia which also was fabulous but in a different part of the Serengeti. This is a semi-permanent camp so may not have all of the amenities of a permanent tent camp but with that, it was great. We saw four crossings of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
46 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have lots of lovely memories of our 2 nights at Olakira Camp. After having seen the migration in the Masai Mara we were delighted to witness it again here. Saw thousands of wildebeest and some amazing river crossings too thanks to our great guide, Baraka! He certainly did his best to show us an amazing number of animals and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Welwyn, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I stayed at Olakira for 2 nights with my son last week and what a treat - the tents were very luxurious, great food, lovely staff and all highly recommended. It was a real African experience - the first time in a tented camp and it took a little time to get used to the sounds of the bush during... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was only one night but definitely a place to remember. The camp is located next to the river in which you see the great migration. The tents are excellent, set in an open area in which you can find the animals roaming around, just an amazing experience. Food is exceptional! Everybody eat together on a big table and you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
calgary
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Olakira and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Within 30 minutes of landing at the airport we saw a crossing of approximately 5000 wildebeest with only a couple of other vehicles. However, we were shocked when we returned on two other occassions and there was total chaos with vehicles racing to get to the river's edge.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We enjoyed three nights of our August, 2014, safari at Olakira camp. This was our family's second trip to Tanzania and wanted more time in the northern area. We were not disappointed. Within 24 hours of arriving, our amazing guide Ebenezer had showed us the big 5 and a migration crossing. Whatever we asked for he delivered. He knew the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Olakira was our third stop in our 50th Anniversary Safari. We started in Ambroseli Serena, then went to Kichwa Tembo, then Olakira, and finished up at Explorians Ngorongoro. The trip was arranged by Maureen Stover at Go2Africa, who was invaluable. Good on ya, Maureen! We flew from Kichwa Tembo, flying first to Migori, then going by land across the border... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
New Mexico
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent two nights here and then moved to another bush camp (Lemala Mara) because Olakira could not accommodate us for our full four nights on the Mara River. So it is interesting to compare our experiences at the two different camps. This camp does not have WiFi but did allow me to use their laptop to communicate with my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us; we are glad you had such a great stay at Olakira. The proximity of the animals and the sounds of the night are truly amazing. We will definitely look into the concerns your driver mentioned to you. Warm regards, Marleen Haverkamp - Marketing Manager at Asilia Africa More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa

Address: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Serengeti National Park

203 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (195)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
View from room (17)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Room/suite (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
0:41
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (118)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa