My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of a private safari for our 10th anniversary. It is absolutely first class in every respect.
There are only 6 tents at a campsite in the bush (the location changes seasonally). You get the feeling of having the savannah almost to yourself. It's very comfortable and intimate. If you were on honeymoon, this would be the place to stay.
The service is terrific. All the staff learn your name, so the camp has a very exclusive, friendly feel (though without being the least bit stuffy). Very relaxing and unhurried. Management clearly put a lot of thought and attention to detail into planning the whole experience.
The food is astonishingly good; the standard of a good bistro in a large city.
Our guide also liked staying here; apparently the guides are treated very well.
Not a place to bring kids--there's nothing for them to do in the camp.
The only disadvantage is that it doesn't come cheap, but if you can afford it it is absolutely money well spent.
- 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