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OLAKIRA CAMP

Olakira Camp is in the southern Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and offers one of the most luxurious authentic safari experiences available. The Camp, known by two names, is semi-permanent and moves twice a year, following the animals and enabling guests to catch the best game viewing in the whole of the Serengeti, while remaining separate from the other camps in the region. From June to November, Olakira can be found at the Mara River in the northern part of the Serengeti where it’s known as the Olakira Mara: the optimum base to see the astonishing wildebeest migration that happens here in August through October. The Camp then moves from December to March to the Ndutu area – where it is called Olakira Ndutu – to view the migration as it fans out onto the majestic southern plains. The 4×4 game drives are tailor-made according to what you want to see and the Serengeti, is full of wildlife and excellent for spotting big cats like leopard and cheetah as well as rhinoceros.

ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES

Olakiri Camp is a warm and intimate experience, with eight spacious and comfortable tents sleeping up to 16 guests. Each tent has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and private verandah, arranged to offer the best views over the Serengeti. The Camp’s semi-permanent nature means that one really feels at one with the landscape, but without foregoing the usual comforts such as hot showers, toilets, and storage space for clothes. The large and spacious walk-in tents in natural browns, creams and oranges, are designed to blend into the Serengeti’s own palette. Floors are covered with rugs. The tents’ gauze windows have canvas flaps that can be opened to let in the cooling African breeze and for your own personal views of the National Park. At each Olakiri site a central ‘mess’ tent is erected for dining and socialising, and there’s a comfortable lounge area with a well-stocked drinks cabinet. Although there are power sockets for charging phones and cameras, Olikira has no lights, preferring to light the tents by storm lanterns, which creates a tremendous atmosphere. Outside the main mess tent there’s an open fireplace where guests gather before dinner. Sometimes the staff band entertains the safari-goers as they dine under the stars – the perfect end to an exciting day’s safari.

EXPERIENCE EAST AFRICA

If you are thinking of staying with us and want to explore further a-field, our recommended itineraries, could be just what you are looking for. Or talk to us about creating a bespoke itinerary just for you.

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