Staff are amazing! So very friendly and willing to do whatever possible for you. We saw so many amazing animals and multiple wildebeest river crossings. Food is pretty good in camp but not all that great in the field. This place tries to be fancy camping but if you compare it to places like Sala's Camp it's not quite there. Of course this isn't a permanent camp so that is the difference. You will get tea & coffee to your tent in the morning, hot water bottles in your bed in the evening. There are robes and slippers and the bed was comfortable. Drinking water is provided in your tent. Group dinners are in the main tent or outside weather permitting and they are a friendly affair where you get to know your fellow campers. Dinners were particularly good. There are no power outlets in your room but you do have solar lighting. They will do laundry for you but not undergarments. WIFI is supposed to be available in the main tent but it's sketchy at best. We had no cell service. Showers are a bucket system so you let them know and they'll prepare hot water for you. The game drives are excellent & guides knowledgeable which was the best part of the experience for us. You will definitely see a lot of animals on drives and hear them around you at night. You need someone to walk you to your tent after dark and from your tent in the early morning. There were hippos at our tent on two of the nights but staff know how to deal with them and keep you safe. Our tent had massive spiders which was an issue for me. Of course camping (especially in africa) you expect to see insects but attempts to rid the corners of the tent of webs & cocoons should be the responsibility of the guys who clean up. I have no fear of bugs but a can of spray left in the tents so we can handle it ourselves is not exactly customer service. Sounds like I'm griping but I'd come here again.
- 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