This camp is absolutely spectacular and has views of the Mara river it is so close! We are greeted with scented washcloths and ice tea on arrival and washcloths are presented every time we come back to camp. Our tent is #7 and is a triple with good matresses and decent pillows. There is a sitting area as well as a desk. The bathroom has a bucket shower that the staff will fill whenever you desire. There is a sink in he bathroom and flush toilet. They provide several amenities including soap, shampoo, conditioner, water for brushing teeth and drinking water, laundry soap, body wash, body lotion, cotton balls and q-tips. There are a few lamps in the tent including a couple in the bathroom, run by solar power.
Laundry is provided complimentary. There is also a 24 hr charging station.
Meals are fantastic and feature local dishes. Extremely tasty. They also provided us coffee in our room by request. Lunch can be picnic lunch so you don't need to return from safari, or you can come back to camp for lunch. Supper is at 8pm but snacks and drinks are provided around 6 or 7 pm and are around a bonfire. Breakfast consists of fruit, cereal, toast, eggs/omelettes made to order, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice, coffee/ tea but a picnic breakfast can also be arranged. They also provide wakeup calls and bring coffee, tea, and biscuits to your tent in the early morning.
The staff are amazing, very friendly and fun. Always a smile and a helpful nature. At night you are escorted around the camp though during the day you can walk around camp on your own. You can contact the staff via a Walkie talkie system.
Absolutely amazing place to stay in the northern Serengeti and highly recommend it.
- 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