We stayed at Olakira for 2 nights in December of 2008. All previous reviews mention the quality of this camp, it's high service level and it's attention to detail. The tents are very nicely decorated and comfortable, the loung/library is fabulous and the dining tent is great. The food however was a bit disappointing as the two dinners were just average and not at all memorable. This may have been the case as these were on a Tuesday and Wednesday which is right before the supply truck comes. The manager and camp staff make a real effort to make this a superior and upscale experience but we compared it to others and on a value/price level it falls short as it's 50-70% more expensive.
- 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