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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was our first camp on our two week African safari. We weren't sure what to expect, but were not disappointed. The camp sits on a kopji, which is essentially like a very large pile of boulders that has trees and plants growing on it. The first thing we noticed when we arrived just before sunset was that the kopji...

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seattle, wa
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My 10 year old son and I stayed at Olduvai Camp for 2 nights…yes, basically as a stopover between Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. But it turned out to be so much better than just a half way point. Our tent was perfectly adequate, very clean, quiet, well shaded etc. Quite comfy beds and decent lighting. Really wonderful front porch with...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We visited Olduvai Camp on our second day of safari. A really good camp in a lovely setting. The camp is set into the rocks with the tents set around the rocks. We got to see the wilder beast migration. Thousands of them just outside the camp. We would have liked to have stayed longer than just 1 night. The...

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1Thank PennyMonty
Colorado, USA
Reviewed 4 March 2014

My parents absolutely loved this place. The staff is very welcoming, but it's really the grounds that impress. The various public spaces littered about the grounds are well thought out, and the peak at the top from which to view the sunrise/sunset is fantastic. The service was average, though the food was very good. Make sure you turn off your...

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Illinois
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The setting is peaceful and relaxing, and the proximity to safari wildlife is close. Food quality is great. The only drawback is the drinks. They don't show prices and you can be surprised at the charges when you check out--ask for costs first. The camp is run by Masai tribesman who are all multi-lingual. The only noise you'll here is...

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1Thank SnowyInSterling
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Most travelers use this camp simply as a place to overnight between Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti, but it deserves much more than that! The camp offers walking guides to the area - there's not much wildlife in the dry season (excepting some up-close moments with giraffes), but you get a ton of information and a fantastic conversation with your...

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Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 28 November 2013

If you are going from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Northern Serengeti, you might choose to pass thru Olduvai gorge. And if you do, definitely spend a night at Olduvai Camp. The setting (a rock outcropping in the middle of the Serengeti) is magnificent and everything about the Camp is first rate. We did not do many of the things...

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1Thank sandy r
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed at Oldavai camp for 1 night on October9th, 2013. The location is unique and the area had a wild desolate beauty to it. The masai staff are friendly and there is an authentic feel to the camp. We are vegetarian and the food was simple and and tasty. On arrival we were greeted by the staff and taken...

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Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 18 October 2013

As we drove to Olduvai from the Serengeti, a long and bumpy road, we didn't know what to expect although most reviews rave about the camp. Located in the middle of nowhere, it was a wonderful surprise to come upon the beautiful setting of Olduvai; it is stunning! All the prior reviews are right on about the special aspects of...

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London
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed at Olduvai for one night only, but it would be a place to enjoy for weeks. The setting is other worldly. Having been thrown around by the corrugated tracks down from the crater, we neared a crop of rocks in the middle of the (currently) dry and yellow Serengeti. As we drew closer we were able to view...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Olduvai Camp has only 17 tents, built around a big kopje. His location in the heart of the NCA is ideal for treks, especially along the Olduvai gorges. Every tent has a good comfort: big beds (doubles or twins) with quality bedding, pillows, covers etc...Necessary furniture, terrace with safari chairs, bathroom inside the structure (WC, hot shower with running water, small sink). The camp is eco-friendly, using solar panels (for lights, water heating etc.), Recycling garbage, water saving etc. Olduvai Camp is a must not to be missed if you like to experience an unforgettable overnight in the bush, between the famous Ngorongoro crater and the endless plains of Serengeti. ... more   less 

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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Nca), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Olduvai Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park
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“We were in room #7 and felt it was the perfect location. Not too close to public areas of resort and beautiful sunrise view.”
 of 5 bubbles randainwis, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You might ask for a tent that has a low number. Lowest number is closest to the lounge and dining buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles maggieminn, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I had the tent at the top of the rocks, best star gazing”
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“All tents were free standing and private.”
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“Choose Tents 6-10 for privacy and quite... and fantastic sunrises.”
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