We just returned from a wonderful two-week Safari in Northern Tanzania. This tented camp was absolutely superb. The staff were warm an welcoming and the appointments were excellent. If you are vacillating in any way between spending the $$ to stay in a tented camp vs lodges during your first safari, we strongly recommend the former experience. I have never slept better anywhere, where the cool breezes over the Serengeti, the comfortable beds, the star-lit skies, and sounds of nature soothe you through the night. Food was excellent and the staff are great at accommodating special diets. I am a vegetarian, and they made an effort to not only determine the boundaries of my dietary restrictions but also my food preferences. Another couple whose stay overlapped ours was kosher -- they brought their own pots and pans and plates, and the cook prepared their food separately. Just one example of the ways in which Olakira will go out of its way to make your safari experience a personal and special one.
- 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