Olakira Migration Camp

About Olakira Migration Camp

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Olakira Migration Camp follows the migration throughout the year, offering the closest possible view of the action. The canvas tents are designed to blend into the bush without leaving a trace,  though that doesn’t mean we scrimp on comforts.

Admire the sprawling plains of the Serengeti or Ndutu region from the dining tent, or spend a leisurely afternoon in an armchair, watching zebras or Thomson’s gazelles pass by. After dark, dinner is served under the stars.

Between June and October, Olakira is in the north to witness the Wildebeest crossing of the Mara River. Here, watch thousands of wildebeest take a leap of faith into the water, facing hungry Nile crocodiles and cantankerous hippos.

When the wildebeest herds are on the move, the air is full of grunting, thudding hooves, and billowing dust. From December until March, camp is moved to the southern plains of the Serengeti, where the wildebeest go to give birth and graze on lush grass, and predators such as lions and cheetahs gather to prey on the young.

ACCESS & LOCATION of Olakira Migration Camp

The camp is situated in the far north of the Serengeti from June to November and is accessed via 45 45-minute road transfer from Kogatende Airstrip. From mid-December until the end of March, it’s set up in the south, in the Ndutu region, and is approached via 20-minute drive from the airstrip at Ndutu.

Both locations are fabulous – the northern camp is situated close to a sweeping bend of the River Mara, while in the south guests can enjoy amazing views over sprawling plains as far as Lake Masek!

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT Olakira Migration Camp

There are nine tents at Olakira Migration Camp, including one with two bedrooms ideally suited to families. The tents have king-sized beds (twins are also available) and en suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and solar-heated hot water showers.

The tents have been perfectly designed for stargazing; a portion of the tent boasts a 270°-view from beneath a net, offering you the best of the outdoors while remaining indoors. At night, we’ll roll your bed into the meshed area to spend the night with the stars glittering above while dreaming about the day’s adventures. It truly is an experience you don’t want to miss.

ACTIVITIES AT Olakira Migration Camp

Olakira Camp offers an exciting range of activities, as follows:

  • Expertly guided game drives

    – The main activity at Olakira is following the Great Migration, on exhilarating early morning and late afternoon game drives!

  • Great Wildebeest Migration

    – In the Mara region, the focus is the famous Great Migration river crossings, with guests also enjoying sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, black rhino, and the terrifying Nile crocodile! Both locations are brilliant for birdlife. While the camp is at Ndutu, the huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles are grazing on the region’s short-grass plains.

  • Wildlife spotting

    – February is a particularly good time to visit, as this month usually sees a lot of calving! The presence of newborns attracts a lot of big cats, although lion, leopard, and cheetah are prevalent across the plains throughout mid-December into March. Smaller predators in Ndutu include spotted hyena, golden jackal, bat-eared fox, and (albeit rarely) wild dog.

  • Hot air ballooning

    – Both camp locations provide the opportunity to go on a hot air balloon ride, ascending at dawn to glide over the Serengeti’s plains as the resident wildlife wakens to a new morning, then descending to a delicious bush breakfast. This activity incurs an extra charge, but we reckon the experience is well worth it!

*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.

Expert Review of Olakira Migration Camp

4.8

Olakira Migration Camp follows the migration throughout the year, offering the closest possible view of the action. The canvas tents are designed to blend into the bush without leaving a trace,  though that doesn’t mean we scrimp on comforts. Admire the sprawling plains of the Serengeti or Ndutu region from the dining tent, or spend a leisurely afternoon in an armchair, watching zebras or Thomson’s gazelles pass by. After dark, dinner is served under the stars.

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