Olakira Camp (South and
Central Serengeti) Tanzania
Olakira Camp is a mobile tented camp that moves through
the southern and central Serengeti, in areas of great
wildlife concentration. From December to March, the camp is
in the southern Serengeti, or Ndutu area. Here are the
famous Serengeti plains - endless grasslands where lion and
cheetah find perfect hunting grounds. The December to March
period is the magical time when the Great Migration takes
over the Ndutu plains to give birth to the next generation.
The camp moves up to the central Serengeti from June to
November, where the concentration of animals is denser at
The central Serengeti valley offers varied
landscapes and a very high density of game year round.
During these months, you can sneak up on the animals from
above with a balloon flight over the Serengeti from Olakira
Camp. The Serengeti hosts the largest concentration of
wildlife in the world, and is home to one of the great
wonders in the world, the Great Migration. Over a million
wildebeest and some 600,000 zebra move through the
eco-system, with lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog and
crocodile making sure only the strongest survive. The sheer
volume combined with the daily dramas of life and death make
this an experience that will be the star of the stories you
tell years and years from now.
Accommodation / Facilities:
Olakira Camp is an intimate mobile tented camp of 6 guest
tents and 2 common area tents. 'Olakira' means 'star' in
Maasai and with its sister camp, Sayari, on the Mara River,
they cover the best areas of the vast Serengeti National
Whilst the mobile nature of Olakira Camp allows it to
move to the densest concentrations of wildlife, it manages
to surprise with its spaciousness and comfort. Large beds,
wide private verandas, convenient bathroom facilities, a
great lounge area and wonderful food served under the
Serengeti stars ensure total well-being.
A stay in Olakira Camp is not about 5 star luxury though.
It's about something more than that. Being in the middle of
this wonderful spectacle, with wild animals roaming around
camp at night, is a dream come true to even the most
experienced of travelers.
The guest tents are spacious and comfortable with large
king-size or twin beds and convenient bathrooms. Each tent
has its own private verandah with an amazing view
overlooking the Serengeti. Bathrooms are extremely
comfortable for a mobile camp, with shower, wash basin and
an environmentally friendly toilet. Common area
Central to the camp are two common tents that are open to
the surrounding nature. When the camp is occupied by
multiple small groups, one tent will serve as a dining tent
and the other one as a lounge, where drinks are served and
safari stories are shared. When a larger group (e.g., 8
people) visits the camp, one of the common tents can be made
the exclusive lounging/dining tent for that group. The other
tent will then be set up as a lounging/dining tent for the
other guests. Fantastic meals are served in the dining tent
or in a private location: your own veranda or under the
Game Viewing /Activities:
The southern and central Serengeti areas are renowned for
fabulous wildlife viewing. Drives in these areas, short
trips or full day explorations give you close encounters
with astonishing numbers of animals. Lunch in the bush while
enjoying an amazing view and delicious food and wine, is a
welcome interruption to otherwise action packed days.
Olakira Camp operates from June to December in the
central Serengeti. Here, balloon safaris give you the unique
experience of observing the animals, and the Serengeti
landscapes from above.
Back in camp, story telling, playing chess, star gazing
or simply listening to the great sounds of the bush are some
of the activities you can enjoy back in the comfort of the
intimate Olakira Camp.
From $540 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.