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  • Location: Tanzania, Serengeti
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range

overview

Experience an intimate tented camp that follows the wildebeest migration across the Serengeti plains: Olakira Camp spends several months in two different locations to ensure ringside seats for all the drama of Nature's biggest show. Head south to the Ndutu region to witness the wildebeest birthing season or try the camp's northern location and watch the herds cross the crocodile-filled Mara River.

Spend your time on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Serengeti's remarkable wildlife before unwinding after a day of adventure and sharing your stories about the day's sightings around a campfire.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel & Tourism Council 2014 - Tourism For Tomorrow

highlights

  • Intimate & personal camp experience
  • Excellent game viewing all year round
  • Perfect for migration sightings
  • Moves between two popular locations
  • See spectacular river crossings or catch the dramatic Wildebeest calving season

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Facilities

After a day of Big 5 and migration game viewing on exciting 4X4 drives, head back to the central Olakira Camp where you can enjoy board games, swap stories with fellow travellers or curl up with a book.

If a large private group is staying at Olakira Camp, an additional tent may be reserved as an exclusive dining tent or lounge.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service

Dining

All meals are prepared and served in the comfortable Olakira Camp dining tent, one side of which is open. Tasty pre-dinner snacks are served before the buffet-style main meal, a combination of Western and African cuisine that uses the freshest available ingredients and is paired with excellent South African wines.

Dine in a communal family style or, if you choose, you can take your dinner in a private location, be it your own veranda or under the Serengeti stars.

Standard Tent

Olakira Camp offers guests nine classic walk-in safari tents that are spacious and eminently comfortable and feature a king-size or twin bed plus an en suite bathroom with a shower, wash basin and toilet.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Outside area
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    Twin bed available

Activities

  • Full-day safari
  • Game drives
  • Picnics
  • Specialist guides
  • Star-gazing
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $745 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014 $660 Game Package
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $660 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $745 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015 $795 Game Package
  • 01 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $690 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $690 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $795 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015 $690 Game Package
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $690 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $795 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Only Olakira Camp was a bit disappointing as the staff (in particular Samson and Daniel) were obsequious to the point of making us uncomfortable. It was as if they had been taught what to say and they memorized the words only... The food was fair, and the guides were excellent.

    Denise Finney, July 2014
  • Just to say I had an amazing trip. All contacts made very well, flights and lodges, fantastic, as was the food at all times. The guides at each camp/lodge were great as was the jeep transport. The Big 5 I saw many times; also two migrations, one at Governor's Camp by zebras mostly and one at Olakira Camp, thousands of wildebeest; hunting lions, a pride of 9 lions, leopard several times, cheetah several times including a chase, all other African wildlife, black rhino, hippos, crocs, birds. Monkeys, snake, giant lizard, tortoise and of course elephants, giraffes etc, so all in all everything I had looked for in this trip came true. Fabulous photography at all times. I make photographic books for each trip and to select from the thousand photos is going to be very difficult!

    Elizabeth Mason, October 2013
  • The last thing I would like to mention is Olikera Camp, our next favourite place. Again, the tent experience is the way to see Africa. Three people there deserve recognition..David, Good Luck and Martin all were great at their jobs and helped make our time there most memorable.

    David Baird, August 2013
  • The staff here works very hard, simple food, but good. For camping, we still had a full proper bed. We were impressed that they have "running" water in the tents, but some customers were unhappy with the bucket showers.

    Katherine Ryan, March 2013
  • Olakira was by far the best experience of our whole trip. The staff were spectacular, the accommodations great, the atmosphere family-like and the food and drinks were amazing.

    Daniel Thys, April 2012
  • Jambo! In a word, the trip was fantastic. The driver-guide was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and certainly added a lot of value to the trip. The Olakira tented camps were fantastic, the quality of the accomodation far exceeded our expectations and the staff could not do enough for us.

    Shannon Cole, March 2011
  • Every overnight accommodation was at least very good and all the way to a the safari tent experience of my dreams. The Olakari camp was more rustic, but so close to nature and the animals and it was difficult to imagine you were in mobile tents.

    Dana Staib, February 2011
  • My expectations were completely met with the Olakira Lodge. That WAS the highlight for me. No fences and real tents but with bathrooms that worked!!! The staff was amazing as was the food (actually the best food on the whole trip was from Olakira). Each safari from there left us in awe and the best part; the vehicle was not restricted to following tracks. It felt like a safari of "old", at least the safari of old from my imagination. And Yes, we did have animals around our tents at night!!!

    Kenice Short, October 2010
  • This camp has definitely been our favorite one! It was managed in a very good way by Pascal and the tents were the best ones we have ever experienced.

    Stefania Pelloni, August 2010
  • TANZANIA WAS SUPER!!! We really had a great time. The tented camps and lodges you chose were very nice with good service, the parks we went to were a great choice. Great mixture too! Taking our own jeep and guide was good advice! We had quite some rain, but it never bothered us except that it spoiled our Fly Camp. A pity, but this was quickly forgotten thanks to the fact that we saw lots of animals. Great safaris, honestly.

    Dominique Poissonnier, January 2010

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"With it being a small mobile migratory tented camp it is always close to the wildebeest migration. Fantastic staff, a homely feel and amazing food makes this camp a highlight!"

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Olakira was by far the best experience of our whole trip. The staff were spectacular, the accommodations great, the atmosphere family-like and the food and drinks were amazing.

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