Olakira Camp
Olakira Camp, Guest Tent Olakira Camp, Game Drive
Olakira Camp, Guest Tent
Olakira Camp, Game Drive

Olakira Camp

Like the wildebeest that are the stars of the Serengeti Annual Migration, Olakira Camp is a wanderer; a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure you have a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth.

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.




Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp. Whether it’s at the river crossings of the northern Serengeti or on the great grassy plains of the south, the intimate Olakira Camp ensures the best of the Serengeti is always right on your doorstep. Tanzania’s famous migration is a restless thing: shifting with the seasons as the great herds of wildebeest wander between Kenya and Tanzania. And moving with them are the Olakira camps... as the migration progresses, so the camp’s luxury tents pick up their feet and follow.

Need to Know

In the dry months of winter Olakira Mara River enjoys some of the best views of the herds migrating out of Kenya across the treacherous Mara River. By November, with the herds on the march, Olakira swiftly follows to witness the incredible calving in the great grassy plains of the southern Serengeti. Touching the earth lightly this canvas camp all but disappears into the surrounding bush, and with just eight en-suite tents Olakira – meaning “shining star” in kiSwahili – ensures an intimate and authentic wilderness experience.


Game drives

Balloon safaris (additional cost

Closest airstrip:

Kogatende (North, June to Nov): 45 min drive

Ndutu (South, Dec to March): 20 min drive

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Olakira Mara River Camp From June to November Olakira Mara River enjoys one of the most pristine corners of the northern Serengeti.While daily game drives regularly stop at the Mara to observe the dramatic crossings across waters populated by hippo and crocodile, the area offers plenty of biodiversity. The wide-open plains of Lobo and Wogakuria are meeting points for the vast herds of migrating wildebeest; gathering on the plains to brave the treacherous waters of the Mara River and begin the march south. Once the wildebeest move on, topi, eland and smaller antelope return to the grasslands, quite once more. Olakira Ndutu Camp As they’ve done for millennia, the herds will eventually answer the call of the Migration and head for the southern Serengeti’s endless grasslands; the perfect place to calve, graze and rest. They won’t be left alone here though: lion and cheetah will follow in their wake to claim their share of the spoils.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game drives

Balloon safaris (additional cost)


9 tents

(including 1 family tent and 2 triples)

• Children: 5 years & above

• Mobile tented camp

• Wifi (service is variable!)

Ensuite bathroom

Safari bucket shower

Toiletries provided


Olakira offers a modern take on the vintage charm of an East African safari under canvas, without abandoning too many creature comforts: the beds are king-size and bedecked with fine linen, a canvas chaise lounge graces your private veranda, while flickering Arabian lanterns offer a touch of nomadic romance in this timeless landscape. With the Serengeti literally on your doorstep panoramic views, naturally, come standard.


OPEN: North: June to November, South: December to March

All meals included

All drinks included apart from cellar wines,

premium spirits and champagne

Bush picnics available

Communal dining

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights


Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$1028.50 per person per night - High Season


Children PolicyChild Policy

Children below 5 years are not allowed unless the camp is booked exclusively

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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