In true Nomadic fashion this intimate mobile tented camp moves twice a year to a new location, following the migration across the Serengeti plains, to ensure a ringside seat for Nature’s biggest show. Olakira Camp is an authentic yet luxurious camp; offering expert guiding, delicious food and a warm and personalised service.
Southern Camp – Olakira Ndutu – Typically the Camp will be in the Ndutu area from mid-December to March in order to experience the magical calving season and the migration spreading over the southern Serengeti plains. The spectacle of thousands of animals giving birth to their young is fantastic to witness; this Camp allows you to remain close to the action. The likelihood of seeing huge amounts of game is increased due to the proximity to Lake Macek and Lake Ndutu.
Northern Camp – Olakira Mara River – From June until November, the Camp shifts up north close to the Mara River. This is an optimum base to see the astonishing wildebeest migration that happens. Guests can watch the migrating herds cross the treacherous crocodile-filled Mara River only 300metres from Camp. Resident game in the area is good outside the months of the migration with leopards, cheetahs and healthy populations of plains game.
Both Olakira Camps lie within landscapes full of wildlife and have unrivalled vantage points. Vehicle based 4×4 game drives to take guests in search of Serengeti’s remarkable animals such as lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, elephant and sometimes rhino. Guests can explore the Serengeti with their own private driver/guide in an open-sided vehicle. Timings are flexible and you can head out for a full day with picnic or choose a morning or afternoon safari. Guests can do a hot air balloon safari in the Olakira Mara River Camp. It is suitably close to the main balloon take off area which needs to be accessed well before dawn. After a long day of ‘Big 5’ and migration game viewing, head back to Olakira Camp where you can enjoy a board game, swap stories with fellow travellers or curl up with a book. In the evening, guests gather around the open fire for a pre-dinner drink and sometimes the staff band entertain the safari goers as they dine beneath the stars. All meals can be taken with your guide, which allows you to learn more about the Serengeti, Maasai culture and all things Tanzanian.
Olakira (“shining star” in Swahili) Camp consists of nine very comfortable, stylish tents. Inside these spacious walk-in tents, every effort has been made to make your bush experience as comfortable as can be. Twin beds are joined to form a large king-size bed which can be wheeled out to the star gazing platform for a night under the
stars. All tents have flush toilets, wash basin and bucket shower. There is a family unit consisting of two ensuite tented rooms joined by an internal corridor.