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Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa

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Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you need to know before booking a mobile tented camp is that the lodgings are true tents, not the multi-room luxury "tents" you might get at a permanent tented camp. That said, Okakira was wonderful. And the staff is what makes it so wonderful. Kenneth, the camp manager is so friendly and welcoming, and will do pretty... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Outstanding service and great game drive viewing. Tented accommodation very comfortable. Was dusty and windy at end of long dry season but staff stood out with nothing too much trouble despite difficult conditions. ecommended.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

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.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 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 

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Potomac, MD
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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 

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Melbourne
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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 

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Welwyn, England, United Kingdom
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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 

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London
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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 

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calgary
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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 

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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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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 

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