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Olakira Tented Camp

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At the pinnacle of luxury and game viewing in Tanzania

Lodging

Tented Camp

Trip Details

Game Packages available

Price

$760 - $950 pppn

Experience
Experience
Accommodation
Practical info

Experience

Olakira is a camp that is the envy of many in the northern Serengeti and is the favorite camp of Pygmy Elephant's founder.

The guides are of the highest quality, as evidenced by their year long training program before taking helm as a lead guide. Every year, they receive continuing education, improving their already honed skills and learning more about the local habitat. Few, if any, companies boast such a robust training program.

The vehicles are a step above as well. They are open aired vehicle that allow the most freedom of movement and viewing, equipped with soft drinks, wine, beer and even charging ports. 

Their location is also in a prime area, especially in the north of Serengeti where it sits 500 yards from one of the best river crossing points for wildebeest in the area. You could be sitting down for lunch and see the herds splashing down into the Mara river. Your guides are ready, though and you will be quickly whisked to the banks of the river to witness the wildebeest and zebra test their luck against voracious crocodiles and a swift current. 

Activities

Wildlife Viewing

In the north, the area contains several different habitats. The Mara River is exceptional for river crossings. Abundant kopjes are there as well, where large cats use their protection for hunting and caring for young.

Hot Air Balloon

Soar above the serengeti plains, and witness the migration from a completely unique perspective.

Cultural immersion

When it is in the north (June to November), Olakira is situated close to several villages and communities on the outskirts of the Serengeti. Spend a morning or afternoon visiting one of the schools or the marketplace and learn a little more about the culture of the local Kuria people.

Gastronomy

Organic produce from local farms gives every meal here fresh appeal. Depending on how hungry you are, you can choose from a lighter Continental breakfast or go for a cooked full English breakfast. At lunchtime make your choice from an appetising buffet with a selection of salads and freshly baked breads to accompany your hot main dish. Don’t fill up with too many of the tasty snacks that are served with your sundowners: dinner is a full three courses served at the table.

And also

  • A traditional East African mobile migration camp
  • Watch river crossings straight from the lounge tent in the northern Serengeti (June to November)
  • Located in the heart of the action in the Ndutu area of the South (December to March)

Place

As the Great Migration moves with the seasons, so Olakira follows to ensure guests always have a front row seat to nature’s greatest spectacle. With nine spacious tents, complete with full en-suite facilities, Olakira treats its guests to a uniquely personal and authentic East African experience in two fantastic locations in the Serengeti.

 

Accommodation

 

Deluxe Tents

Olakira Tented Camp

Each has a king-sized bed (twin beds are available) complete with rich linens, an under-cover veranda with comfortable chaise lounge,and en-suite bathroom and dressing area with hot-water safari bucket showers and flushing toilets.

Family Tents

Olakira

Olakira has one family tent that features the style and refined luxury of their deluxe tents with an extra bedroom for the children.

Mess Tent and Communal Tents

Olakira Tented Camp

The mess and dining tents echo the style and ambience of the rooms, with panoramic views of the sprawling Serengeti plains. Spend the afternoon relaxing in an armchair in the mess area or get comfortable under the shade of the surrounding trees and simply watch the game pass by. When darkness falls, dinner is served either under canvas or beneath a glittering canopy of stars in a small clearing close by, accompanied by the night sounds of the bush.

Practical info

Price

From $760 to $950 per person per night depending on the season.  Inquire for an exact quote.

When

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Seasons in the North

  • Peak Season: August
  • High Season: July, September, October    
  • Low Season: June, 1st to 14th of November     

Seasons In the South

  • High Season: 20th of December to end of Feburary
  • Low Season: 1st of March to 5th of April, 1st to 19th of December
  • No peak season

 

Closed from the 5th of April to 31st of May and 15th to 30th of November

Amenities

  • 9 tents (including 1 family tent)
  • Daily Game drives
  • Bush meals possible 
  • Pick up and transport from airstrip
  • En-suite bathrooms with safari bucket showers and flushing toilets
  • Children: aged 5 and up
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Solar & generator power
  • Battery-charging facilities
  • Highest quality meals, snacks and beverages

Talk to our Adventure Expert

Our Managing Director, Andrew, has been to over 40 countries in his quest for the perfect adventure. He has biked the death road in Boiliva, trekked 500 miles across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, cycled from Brussels to Florence and hiked the five sacred mountains of China. Pygmy Elephant is how he spreads his love for adventure and self discovery in the world.