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Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa
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213 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great location for wildlife viewing and the team were brilliant. Olakira is a small mobile camp which provides the ability to meet with the other guests and share stories. Dinner was at a communal table and was beautifully cooked and presented (although we'd have preferred a little more light at the table). It's luxurious camping in the bush at its best.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Olakira Luxury Mobile Camp which provides a lot of exceptional according the season of Migration animals. Olakira moves according to Migration animals and all time when you stay in this high standard service camp you will have something special with you which provides by Nature surrounding you!
Staying at Olakira you will have a real feelings about Africa and if any one can ask you about Africa it will be very memorable story about Africa including Wild animals and Nature in general which standing in from of your tent when sunrise in the morning or during the sun downer!
The staff at the camp their very friendly and very cooperative with polite language during their service.
According to your professional Tour Guide here you will learn how the Nature cooperate and support all tape of creature without any interference between! For those loves Nature you will never hide your thoughts and your feelings and happiness especially if you will stay here more than 2 nights!To stay in this camp doesn't matter which location as the staff are very professional with long experience which drive them to set the cam at the unique place South or North of Serengeti. During the Migration crossing you will enjoy the crossing at Mara River as the camp settled at the best view where you may see all the movement of the Migration animals.
I can recommend any one who will be interesting to stay there and send me any question or more further details including booking.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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234 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Olakira Tented Camp is a mobile camp moving twice a year with the migration. Great location to see the migration of zebra and wildebeest. Coffee or the drink of your choice is brought to you every morning along with your "wake up" call. The showers are of the bucket variety. There is a canvas flap for privacy in the bathroom. They have purified water in flasks instead of plastic bottles, which they refill everyday. Good food, great staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

what an amazing place/we stayed for 3 nights........the tent was spacious and clean.loved getting coffee brought to the tent in the morning.bucket showers----right on time --every time.meals were excellent---we keep kosher and the chef went out of his way to make our meals special--both the meals we ate in camp as well as those we took with us in the jeep.the staff is excellent,well trained and work well together. we felt they went out of their way to make our experience truly fabulous

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Luxury in the bush! Excellent service, lovely staff and a wonderful experience. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Beautiful tents and delicious meals. Would definitely recommend to future travellers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Paola, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had an unusual experience with Olakira, but one that should even more clearly illustrate what a great camp this is. Olakira camp staff "took us in" late one evening when we couldn't cross the Mara River due to flooding to get to the unrelated camp where we had reservations. They gave the two of us the one tent they had available, which was their family tent, perfectly positioned as the closest tent to the river. We did later pay for the tent, but not until we had stayed for two nights due to the continued flooding.

When we arrived from our "way-station" at the Sayari camp (a beautiful camp in the same group as Olakira that was closer to our original river crossing site, in which staff graciously let us wait and offered us drinks in their main "lobby" tent while they helped us find other accommodations, as they were fully booked that night), the Olakira staff got us set up in our tent, then placed a small dining table for just the two of us, as it was approx. 9 p.m. and the large table was completely full of current guests. Staff then proceeded to serve us a full meal, as if we'd arrived earlier, like everyone else. The staff was incredibly friendly, efficient, and accommodating, especially considering we arrived in the dark with no reservation.

That night we experienced hippos munching around us, and, at about 3 a.m., a giant elephant (a mother, we were later told) feasted on the plentiful grass about six feet from our tent and when my husband moved toward the side of the tent she was outside of, she lifted her trunk and nearly touched the tent screen while sniffing him. We were thrilled!

Humri Pascal was a wonderfully gracious, hard-working and kind manager, and he and his highly-skilled staff did everything they could to make everyone (including us, the last-minute stragglers) feel welcomed, well informed, and very well fed.

If we could give this place 10 stars, we would. You will not be disappointed in the luxurious tents, exotic meals, great staff, or incredibly close proximity to the Mara River.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa

Property: Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa
Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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