We spent 3 nights at the Olakira camp in the northern Serengeti through the recommendation of our safari guide www.idreamofafrica.com. The location is extremely remote with very few people around when we went in early July - hoping to catch the Wildebeest crossing. The camp location was near the river with stunning views of the surrounding area. This remote area of the Serengeti was wonderful for viewing wildlife without all the crowds you find in the central Serengeti. Our superb guide was able to spot an endangered white rhino. The tents have all the comforts of a luxury hotel with screened windows so you can hear the sounds of animals. One night we heard a lion roaring. The BEST meals on our entire safari were found here at Olakira. Dinner is an exciting event. Before dinner we sat by the fire and enjoyed some drinks. We then had a multi-course meal over the course of a couple hours. Even our boxed lunches with bacon wrapped figs and other delights that we took out on our safaris were great. All of the amenities found at the Olakira could not be possible if it were not for the AMAZING staff who made sure we were always comfortable. Including on a chilly night we had hot water bottles warming our bed. Coffee and biscuits brought to our tent each morning. The staff works as a team to make sure every detail is covered. There really is not a single flaw I can find.... the experience was close to perfection. I only wish we could of stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in the Great Migration at Olakira Migration Camp. You will feel the earth vibrate during brave winter crossings of the mighty rivers in the north, or be moved beyond measure by the mass summer calving on the south's grassy plains. Olakira follows the massive herds of wildebeest to two spectacular locations in the north and south of the Serengeti National Park. Home from December to March is the southern Serengeti, where herds of wildebeest calve simultaneously and the plains throng with new life. As the dry days of winter arrive, Olakira relocates north to the confluence of the Mara and Bolongonja rivers for spectacular game viewing at the Mara River itself and around the Lamai Wedge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Serengeti National Park