Olakira star gazing tent at night under the milky wayOlakira star gazing tent at night under the milky way

Olakira Migration Camp

From: $789.00

Olakira Migration Camp follows the massive herds of wildebeest in the north and south of the Serengeti National Park as well as the Ndutu region. Home from December to March is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Game drives cover both the NCA itself and the southern Serengeti.


Olakira Migration Camp

Serengeti National Park

Olakira Migration Camp is known for its superb location during the Migration. The camp has an additional surprise in the new stargazing tents. Tents have been expertly designed 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.


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 sun downers in camp or the surrounding area. Perfect for honeymooners or anyone celebrating something special.

Here is some essential migration information. Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania.

Consider a beach and bush safari to Africa with Kleins Camp or Mnemba Island as ideas. If you prefer small and secluded the Fanjove Island is perfect for you.

Read more about the Masaai Mara Wilderness Trust and their conservation work.

How to Get There

Fly In

Olakira is easily accessible from Arusha in Tanzania. Fly into Arusha with Ethiopian or Kenya Airways to Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival in Arusha you will be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for a flight to Kogatende.

At the airstrip you will be met by a guide who will transfer you to the camp.

For assistance with travel arrangements please contact us, we will ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Includes / Excludes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • House drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Laundry


  • Park fees
  • Concession fees
  • Transfers
  • Flying doctor / Medical Evacuation
  • Flights & Airport taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional lunch

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