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Olduvai Camp

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Nca), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Olduvai Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mesa, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here as part of our safari arranged by Expedology Safaris. The lodge was so unique and the views were amazing! This was also the camp we stayed at when we completed our Big 5. We got a rare opportunity on our off road game drive to see a huge male leopard. We also saw a few cheetas as... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When first told that I would be sleeping in a tent in the Serengeti I thought to myself "that's not going to happen" - as I am not really one to like to share my room with "critters". So imagine my surprise when pulling into this spectacular place and now saying that I want to come back over and over... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Olduvai Camp was amazing – we had such a great experience there! We loved the sunset walk with our Masai guide and they even set up a special honeymoon dinner for us! We also got a lovely bottle of wine in our room - so welcoming, thoughtful, and wonderful! We made lots of new friends with the people we dined... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I don't know how else to put it. It was almost surreal, having these tented lodges in the middle of the safari. We used Olduvai Camp when we booked our Expedology Safaris trip to the Ngorongoro Crater. The combination of the this camp (resort?) and safari was eye-opening. It was my first and one of my fondest memories. I'm hooked... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Only reason I did not give 5 stars is that the beds and the food were not quite up to the level of the other camps at which we stayed. On the other hand, the prices at Olduvai Camp were quite a bit less. The setting and the interaction with the local Maasai guides is magical, mystical, inspirational, spiritual. Hope... More 

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10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights at Olduvai Camp and it was magical. The facilities built into the rock outcropping a were unique. The staff were warm, welcoming, very helpful, and friendly. I loved having breakfast on the Terrance...a few steps above the camp, situated in some rocks with an endless view. Food was also very good. The fact that young Masai... More 

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Buffalo NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We came to this camp after a 9 mile, 8 hr hike through the mountains, so it could have been a tarp over a tree and we would have been happy to see it, but obviously it was better than that. We must have come the back way, because the drive to the camp very bumpy, we were basically off-roading.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fantastic location for a safari trips. We stayed 3 nights and used this as a base for day tours to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro national parks. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was simple but of a high quality. The tented camp is luxurious and exceeded all our expectations with hot and cold running water and modern... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our tour operator was Kilimanjaro Mountain Safari Club. Arriving at Olduvai was surreal. After departing Ngorongoro crater and driving through a rainstorm in the Serengeti, this camp appeared out of nowhere. Initially, I thought it was a Masai camp we were touring. But, after the staff arrived to take our luggage, I learned we would be staying here. Wi-fi and... More 

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Marion C, Responsable relations publiques at Olduvai Camp, responded to this review

Dear Forensicsgirl, We thank you very much for your nice comment and funny story. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our Olduvai Camp. We wish you all the best for the new year and karibu tena Tanzania ! More 

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The camp location is great - overlooking the beautiful mountain range and fairly close to the Olduvai Museum (which was underwhelming). The food was fantastic and accommodations were very comfortable. We had a great time interacting with two of the Masaai guides. We hiked the Olduvai Gorge, and saw some Giraffes grazing in the wild (really up close). We then... More 

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