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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Bonn, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oldvuai Tented Camp is like something straight out of a movie. We drove up to it from the hills after we finished our hike - it was early evening, and it just looked MAGICAL - with giraffes running by and Masai children with their herds on the plains. The design of the lodge is REALLY cool - and if... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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64 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was a great place to stop between the crater and the Serengeti. You have a thatched hut looking out over the plains, all the huts are placed around a skopji or rocky outcrop. It is really atmospheric and you can sit out watching the Mara tribes people walking by. At night the stars are just amazing. We loved the... More

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Carlsbad, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We spent two nights here. On the first day we arrived from a full day hike with Maasai guides over Mount Makarot. If you can schedule this hike, it is worth the effort as you hike up the mountain, cross the highland grass areas where the local Maasai keep the herds, and hike into the Serengeti with spectacular views. This... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The appeal of Olduvai is the Olduvai Gorge; the herds of goats and sheep being herded daily by young Maasai children, the hike through the Gorge to a Masaai village, and sundowners on the kopje close by. This is a low service level camp but the rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. Staff was welcoming when we arrived... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Seemingly in the middle of no where this lodge and the stones it's built around just rise up out of no where. We spent one night here and it was beautiful. Again more angled towards couples than it is to 3 mates travelling together but well worth a visit anyway. Lodges are large and well laid out. Best shower we... More

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London, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent one night at Olduvai Camp on our way to the Serengeti. The camp is set up on a kopje, basically a rocky outcrop in the middle of a desert. The tents were fairly spacious and quite comfortable, with plenty of screened windows and a bathroom area with toilet and shower. Most of the tents are set up around... More

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New York City, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This Camp is built in beautiful rocky hill or "Kopje". We were welcomed with a cold drink and a refreshing cold towel after our long journey. The Maasai stuff is very friendly. Our tent was big, clean and comfortable and had a running shower and toilet. Tents are decorated in a Safari style. We really enjoyed a sunset hike with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

During our 5 day safari with Expedology Safaris we had the pleasure of staying at Olduvai tented camp. While we had stayed at other tented camps during this safari, this camp stood out from the rest of them. It is located on a rock outcropping which seems to jut out of the ground. There is a deck at the very... More

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Porlock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The local Maasai guides are very friendly and helpful, but the camp is very expensive for what you get. As with all the tented camps we stayed in, the showers were, at best, tepid, and only good for one shower a day. Two of the lights in the tent didn't work (one with a very dodgy switch) and, despite reporting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a tented camp, elevated on a kopje, with 360 degree panoramic views of the spectacular savannah. The undoubtable highlight was our evening walk with the local Maasai across the plain, where we encountered 11 friendly giraffes. The tents are comfortable, with hot water and good showers. Food was good and the staff are all very friendly and helpful.... More

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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Olduvai Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park

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