The ever-popular Olakira Camps offer guests the opportunity to follow the migration patterns of the Serengeti herds as they cross the African plains, and is divided into Olakira in the North (open from June to November) and Olakira in the South (open from December to March). Olakira means ‘shining star’ in Swahili, and the spacious en suite tents at the camps ensure that you will always have a prime view of the action in the surrounding African landscape. King-size beds, luxurious linens and extra comforts like hot water bottles and a complimentary laundry service ensure that guests are thoroughly pampered, even while in the bush.
Olakira in the North consists of the Olakira Mara River Camp, situated just 300 metres from a crossing point in the Mara River used by the migratory herds, and Olakira Lamai Camp (now known as Kimondo Camp) , which offers breathtaking scenery in the savannah regions between the Mara River and the border with Kenya. Olakira in the South is located at the Olakira Ndutu Camp, in a forest area in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.
Tents at the Olakira camps are situated a generous 20 meters apart, ensuring absolute privacy. The only sounds you are likely to hear at night will come from the animals in the surrounding bush. Staff members are incredibly attentive and the very effective bucket showers are an absolute bush luxury. Dinner is served at a communal table, allowing you to interact with other guests and plan game drives for the following day.
Game viewing at the Olakira Camps is outstanding. Open vehicles offer excellent viewing opportunities and guides are incredibly well informed on the area, and committed to making each game drive extra special for those on the vehicle. The Olakira Camps are located in an area where the big five are all spotted frequently, and coffee and tea (served on morning game drives) or wine and beers (served on sundowner drives) provide the perfect reason to stop for a while and take in the majestic views. At Olakira Ndutu Camp, walking safaris are also offered, allowing you to get up close and personal with the bush.