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Olduvai Camp

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Nca), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This tented camp is built into a rock formation which adds to its awesomeness. The people of the local Maasi tribe are actively involved in this camp, making it a wonderful place to stay but also a interesting and enlightening experience into the life and culture of the Maasi. My 18-year niece and 24-year nephew made a connection with a... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a night after a day spent in the Ngorongoro Crater and then moving on to the Serengeti the next day. It is ideally situated to facilitate this and is in a beautiful setting close to the famous Olduvai Gorge where the Leakey's found old human remains and the interesting dune of black shifting... More 

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NYC, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We opted to stay here to have an “authentic” experience never expecting that the quality of the food or service would be so high – but in fact we had excellent meals here and the service was better than the "luxury" camp that we stayed in after this place. And authentic indeed!! We thoroughly enjoyed this place although it is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoy both basic and luxury travel and olduvai camp ticked both boxes. The camp is in an isolated area of the gorge with clean, spacious tents all with magnificent views. The staff were excellent, very friendly and professional. We did a walk with the masai and were lucky enough to bump into some giraffes, with an onward walk to... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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kirkland
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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