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Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa

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Olakira Mara River Camp, Asilia Africa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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 

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New Mexico
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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 

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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 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just returned from four incredible nights at Olakira. Every single member of staff did their utmost to ensure our stay was fantastic. Their friendliness and professionalism contributed hugely to a memorable experience. We had wonderful wildebeest crossings, at which our guide, Nathan, managed to position us in the "pound seats". The game drives were incredible. The food was delicious .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 nights with the fantastic staff, guides at this camp! Their passion for excellence and making your time with them the most memorable African experience ever, can not be surpassed! Our amazing guide 'Nathan' had a sixth sense when wanting to find a particular animal, a most humble & accommodating man. Highly recommend this camp!

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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

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