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Olduvai Camp

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Port Washington, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite of the places we stayed in Tanzania, Olduvai Camp is a throwback to another time. Built into the rock, the bar, main lodge and observation platforms offered incredible views of the surrounding plains. There are 17 tents and ours was spacious, well insulated against the chilly nights and mornings and had en suite toilet and shower. Make time... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in January 2016 for two nights as part of a 7 day safari. It was my husband, my mother, his mother and I. This was a great place to see wildlife. There were zebra in the background and their hoof prints right up to the tent in the morning. There are hyrax to see particularly if you... More 

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Franklin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must if in the area. The setting was so unique and peaceful. Our tent was very comfortable and secure and the bathroom was great. The wind was really blowing when we went to bed, but we zipped ourselves in, opened the window flaps and slept like babies. The staff was very friendly and the meals good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

After a long day going through the ngorongora crater and seeing all its beauty and wildlife, we stopped for just an evening here. What a great camp. Awesome views and the Maasai people who worked there were absolutely incredible. Food was 9 out of 10. Had a Bon fire after dinner and got to talk with the Maasia. They wanted... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

It is a great and exotic lodge! It's lost in the middle of the nature. The big rocks reminds of the Lion King ! The view from there is really nice and it feels good to be there. You may want to have a torch light to go back to your tent at night. The staff was nice.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We spent 3 nights in February at this small Maasai camp arranged by Go2Tanzania. It had spectacular 360 degree views from the various verandas on the kopje and we had 3 days of amazing game viewing whilst here seeing the wildebeest calving, cheetahs, lions and even wild dogs to name but a few. Our tent, food and service were great... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This lodge is run by Maasai. Service is nice and friendly. Not cheap, but location is great for exploring Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorogoro crater. As always when among wildlife, guards follow you around at night with big lights for safery. Went on the "walk with maasai" that was very interesting.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Olduvai Camp is run by the Masai. The staff is very good and, although the food is not luxury camp food, some of it was quite good. The Camp is in an almost barren area that gives you a sense of the difficult lives the Masai lead as well as the vastness of Tanzania. Although it is a little hokey,... More 

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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We spent one night at the Olduvai Tented Camp as part of a 15 day safari arranged by the UK firm, Go2Tanzania. Our tent was comfortable and quiet and the food and service were both excellent. The evening walk to the viewpoint, arranged by the camp, was well worth taking.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Our view: This is not a place to go for game viewing, but was far more than just a transit hotel. If you want to drive (as we did) from Ngorogoro to the Serengeti (the scenery is stunning) then this is a wonderful place to stop off. Stay summary: We visited as a couple in our early 40s in Nov... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Olduvai Camp has only 17 tents, built around a big kopje. His location in the heart of the NCA is ideal for treks, especially along the Olduvai gorges. Every tent has a good comfort: big beds (doubles or twins) with quality bedding, pillows, covers etc...Necessary furniture, terrace with safari chairs, bathroom inside the structure (WC, hot shower with running water, small sink). The camp is eco-friendly, using solar panels (for lights, water heating etc.), Recycling garbage, water saving etc. Olduvai Camp is a must not to be missed if you like to experience an unforgettable overnight in the bush, between the famous Ngorongoro crater and the endless plains of Serengeti. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Olduvai Camp

Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Nca), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Olduvai Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park
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