We began our Tanzanian safari with 4 nights at Olakira in the Northern Serengeti. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. The tents are absolutely amazing considering that this is a mobile camp- spacious, very comfortable bed and separate bathroom area with flushing toilet and shower. The bucket shower was more than sufficient for 2 of us to shower adequately. Hot water is brought to your tent within minutes of requesting it. Food was delicious and service impeccable.
Of course the wildlife didn’t disappoint. We saw all the expected animals including lions and cheetah. We were simply blown away by the spectacular wildebeest crossings across the Mara River- an event not to be missed. We were lucky enough to see this spectacle on more than one occasion. One of the crossings lasted more than 4 hours! The Northern Serengeti has a varied terrain with savannah-like open plains, rocky terrain, woodland areas, as well as the Mara River. This makes it a great place to see a variety of animals. Being there during the migration was a highlight. The sheer number of animals was unbelievable.
A special mention must go to the manager Pascal who ran a very efficient camp. His warmth and hospitality truly made us feel part of the Olakira family.
Memories to cherish forever...
- Also Known As:
- Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Serengeti National Park
- Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like the wildebeest that are the stars of the Serengeti Annual Migration, the Olakira camps are wanderers; luxurious under-canvas camps that move with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure you have a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth.Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp. Whether it’s at the river crossings of the northern Serengeti, the breath taking scenery of the Lamai Wedge, or on the great grassy plains of the south, the intimate Olakira camps ensure the best of the Serengeti is always right on your doorstep. ... more less