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Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed at Olakira during the second week of August 2013 and it was fantastic. Conversations with other guests and guides indicated that the location of the camp is arguably the best in the Serengeti. The view of the camp overlooks a popular Wildebeest river crossing spot and the commute for a closer look is less than 5 minutes. While... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

The campgrounds, staff, and location are as stellar as others have reviewed--the photos give a great sense for the openness, cleanliness, and detailed thought they put into design. But what made the world of a difference for me was Richard, Olakira's on-site campground manager. From the beginning with his welcoming, he emphatically communicated to us that our happiness and overall... More 

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Summit, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Olakira Lamai was our first tented camp in the Serengeti and we were absolutely blown away! Richard and the staff are great and attended to your every need. The chef was also excellent. Our drivers, Godfried and Richard did everything they could to insure we saw what we wanted to see, including the Migration. We couldn't have been happier.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

What a great experience we had at Olakira Camp. We were met by a smiley Nathan on arrival at the airstrip. Also met some of his guest whom he had just dropped off and they were raving about Nathan being an excellent guide, and I can see why after spending 3 days with him. We chose Olakira cos of the... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We arrived late to the migration, could only see some wildebeest tries to cross back. But the camp is extremely well situated, the tents are very spacious and comfortable, the staff is very nice and helpful. The food is specially fine, they have a real and good "chef de cuisine". Our guide was OK, only we hadn't so much luck... More 

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Denton, TX
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Our 3 night stay in Olakira Camp was terrific in every way. The staff is so warm and welcoming, and it was so nice that they were always there to greet us with nice smelling face cloths every time we returned to camp. They were very responsive to all of our needs, always with a smile. The tents were very... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We had a wonderful visit to Olakira Lamai in July 2013. We wanted to see the migration and stay in a tented camp and we got more than we hoped for. Richard, Alex and their staff were extremely accommodating. They efficiently provided great service in a family style atmosphere. Olakira Lamai is a new camp and yet everything was well... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

My 18 year old daughter and I stayed at the Olakira Lamai tented camp in July. It is an Assilia property, and like others we stayed at, we were very pleased there. We arrived towards the latter part of the Wildebeest migration and spent 4 nights. We could not have been more delighted. The staff, led by manager Richard, were... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This was our second camp (out of 5) that we stayed at on our honeymoon. Our agent had told us that this place would be the best for watching the migration and river crossings, and she was right! We saw 4 or 5 crossings, it was amazing. We had thousands of wildebeasts around our tent at night, which made it... More 

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

It was a total surprise ending up in this camp as our African agent once again completely messed up our accommodation such that we landed in Olakira Lamai instead of Olakira Mara at the beginning of July. We had wanted O Mara because of the river views and to catch the crossings, and it was in our itinerary right from... More 

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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 

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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Olakira Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Serengeti National Park
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“Can't be beat!”
 of 5 bubbles joaniewood, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good here.”
 of 5 bubbles Leopards_cheetahs, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lower number tents are closer to the lodge.”
  • Comfortable with plenty of room
  • Our tent
  • Bucket shower works well - no problems
  • Back of tent showing bucket for shower and solar panel
 of 5 bubbles kstraveler81, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tent Number 9 was a nice Place to stay for Testung and watch animals at night ( Hippos)”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the tented en suite rooms overlook the river at the valley bottom and have zebra and wildebeast grazing the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles LincolnshireAandE, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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