Olakira Migration Camp is known for its superb locations during the Migration. The camp has an additional surprise in the new stargazing tents. Tents have been perfectly so that a portion boasts a 270-degree view from beneath a meshed net. This offers guests an outdoor experience whilst still remaining indoors. The stargazing tents allow the flexibility to roll your bed into the meshed area for a magical experience beneath the stars. With the galaxies glittering above it is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on.
Olakira is a semi-permanent tented camp that moves twice a year to match the densest part of the wildebeest migration. The camp is usually known as either Olakira Mara or Olakira Ndutu, depending on its location.
Between June and November, Olakira Camp is located on the Mara River in the far north of the Serengeti, near the makutano wildebeest crossing point (‘makutano’ means ‘crossing’ in Swahili), where the Bologanja stream enters the Mara. This is a great base to witness the migration from August to the end of October, but it’s also worth staying here either side of these months for the resident game in the area. Along with plenty of lions, relaxed leopards and regularly sighted cheetahs there is also a healthy population of plains grazers. Black rhino have also been seen in this area and hippos often graze around the tents.
From mid-December to the end of March Olakira relocates from the Mara River to the Ndutu area in the far south of the Serengeti. This is the best area for witnessing the migration when it is spread out across the southern plains.
Olakira itself is the sister camp of four others in the migration area which are Kimondo, Ubuntu, Dunia and Sayari. Its 9 safari tents are spacious, cool and practical.
Activities from Olakira are all vehicle-based 4×4 game drives. Guests can explore the Serengeti with their own guide and vehicles based at the camp. Typically you’ll make a plan with your guide the evening before, choosing either to head out for a full day with a packed lunch, or to do morning and afternoon game drives, returning to the camp during the heat of the day. Timings are very flexible.
There are opportunities to arrange bush breakfasts and sundowners in camp or the surrounding area. Perfect for honeymooners or anyone celebrating something special.