Fodor's Expert Review Olakira

Serengeti National Park, Mara, Tanzania Fodor's Choice

Light, delicate linens, fantastic dining, and touches of romantic Africa scattered all around the campsite make Olakira one of the finest mobile camps in the Serengeti. The location in the North (July–November) sits atop a hill right on one of the popular wildebeest crossings where you can watch the crossings from the comfort of the lounge areas or your luxury tent. When in the South (December–March) it faces the grassy Ndutu plains. Each tent has a king-size bed, large shower area, and canvas chaise lounge on a private veranda. The camp has a light Arabian motif. You will be immersed in the African plains without sacrificing any comforts. Check ahead when booking. If the camp is full they may place you at Olakira Kimondo—lovely, and run by the same company, but does not have the stunning location like Olakira.

PROS

  • open-sided vehicles with exceptional guides
  • fantastic locations, including one looking over the river

CONS

  • situated right on a river crossing so there might be an odor when the migration crossing is at its peak

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 255-736–500–515

HOTEL DETAILS

8 tents
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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