We stayed at Olakira one night and at Sayari (more upscale) one night. We think the view from Olakira tops Sayari's. You can see the Mara river from your tent!
The camp was very beautiful - nicely set out with a Hemingway feel. Much more like camping - but with all the things you need.... a very comfortable bed, hot showers, power at night, wlakie talkies in your tent in case of emergency.
We were overly impressed with their environmental strides. Such as:
- No plastic water bottles what-so-ever. water at meals is served in pitchers. And in the rooms they have metal water bottles.
- Shampoo & Conditioner bottles are ceramic (not tiny plastic jobs) and all refilled
- Campfire uses sustainable briquettes not firewood
The food was very good.
The location is great near the river for game drives and 30 min from airstrip along a beautiful route.
- 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