We did not have great experience at this camp. It was not all bad - the food was really good. But there was a noticable lack of management. At the other camps we went to there were hosts that were front and center and as a result everything ran smoothly. At Olakira there did not appear to be anyone in charge and things feel through the cracks. Also, it was a bit too rustic. The shower situation is awful - bucket showers that had to be scheduled and gave you only minutes to shower in a dark and dank shower stall. There was a rain storm and our daughters tent flooded. After the rain the mud was a huge problem. Luckily they provide rubber boots - walking to and from the dining tent was a challenge as you sank into inches of mud only to arrive at dinner with your boots and pants covered in mud. Also the road to the camp is so bad that we saw a number of jeeps get stuck. So, I can't really recommend this camp - it's got too many negatives.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Serengeti National Park