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Reviews of Olakira Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

59 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Olakira Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2018, 10 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Olakira Camp.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

78% success

Cheetah

80% success

Wild dog

29% success

Giraffe

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Buffalo

90% success

Elephant

90% success

Hippo

80% success

Eland

71% success

Roan antelope

38% success

Black Rhino

33% success

Oryx

33% success

Aardvark

14% success

Striped Hyena

14% success

Pangolin

0% success

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Duration
Arrival date
Ms S.
Emeryville

"Outstanding guide"

3 nights Arrived 12 Oct 2019
"Only less than positive thing to say about Olakira was the energy in the camp - a little much -

Great game drives - our guide (Kaneal, if I'm spelling it right) was very knowledgeable; he got us in very good places to observe what was happening - some domestic life with a pride of lions, the migration of about 400 wildebeest over the Mara River, a lone female lion eating a freshly killed wildebeest - lots and lots of birds --" See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya; 3n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
J
California

"Great location with excellent guide"

3 nights Arrived 12 Oct 2019
"This camp is located in a great viewing area. Our guide, Kaneal, was extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun to be with. An absolute professional in every way. We saw the wildebeest river crossing, hippos and crocodiles battling in the river, numerous sightings of lions, leopard and cheetah.

The camp is comfortable, staff is helpful and the food was very good." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya; 3n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Cheetah

2 sightings

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Oryx

6 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Rusty Hudak
Stow

"Olakira"

4 nights Arrived 25 Jul 2019
"If you offered a better score than "excellent" I would have chosen it. EVERYTHING about it was first class: accommodation, people, food, food to go, guides, staff - everything!

If I ever go back, that's exactly what I would hope for." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 4n in Rwanda
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

4 sightings

Cheetah

1 sighting

Eland

3 sightings

Elephant

6 sightings

Giraffe

4 sightings

Hippo

7 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

4 sightings

Roan antelope

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wild dog

2 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs M
Weymouth

"Olakira review"

3 nights Arrived 18 Jul 2019
"Thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara River non stop for half an hour is truly an amazing sight plus a few zebra at the same time, a couple of nearby sunbathing crocodiles took no notice, presumably they had had their fill on an earlier crossing.

Although the camp moves twice a year depending on the migration, you would never know as it looks permanent.

Great food and accommodation as always with these safari camps, the staff and guides are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive for your every need.

Our guide Eustace was superb in getting prime positions for the Mara crossing in competition with the many other safari vehicles jostling for a view.." See all these reviews: 17n in Kenya; 9n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Tanzania; 5n in Botswana; 5n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Cheetah

8 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

6 sightings

Lion

8 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Dr C
Chicago

"Spectacular camp in a beautiful setting"

3 nights Arrived 17 Jul 2019
"Olakira is a beautiful place with comfortable rooms, located very close to the Mara River and lots of interesting areas of the northern Serengeti. The tents are spacious and comfortable.

They must have recently upgraded the showers — because the literature talks about bucket showers, but in fact the showers are easy to use, hot and powerful, and don't require any advance planning.

The service is superb. Our guide was outstanding. It's a mobile camp, so the individual rooms and common areas aren't as luxurious as other permanent camps that we have stayed in, but it's still very nice, the location is excellent, and the service is exemplary." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Cheetah

5 sightings

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

9 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

8 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs H
Northwood

"Wildebeest Calving in Ndutu"

3 nights Arrived 25 Feb 2019
"We came to see the calving of the wildebeest and Olakira was a great camp at which to base ourselves. The staff were extremely friendly and for a seasonal camp the facilities were above expectation.

Due to the popularity of the calving event as a spectacle there were far more vehicles from lots of other camps and lodges." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

1 sighting

Cheetah

6 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Giraffe

4 sightings

Lion

6 sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Lawrence
London

"Olakira review"

3 nights Arrived 17 Feb 2019
"This was our favourite camp.

Excellent service, great accommodation, excellent food and a very good guide." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 1n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr D
Surrey

"Fine stay at Olakira"

3 nights Arrived 14 Jan 2019
"There have been some improvements to to Olakira from when I stayed in the North 3 years ago but although there have been some staff changes there was a warm welcome and everyone was friendly and helpful, Goodluck the manager in particular.

The accommodation is comfortable, the food produced by chef John tasty and varied.

Rama the guide is well experienced and has good knowledge of the flora as well as the wildlife and birds. We had a great time together. There is a good varied terrain within distance of the camp and in January thousands of wildebeest and zebra and so also predators so that I gained a long list of mammals, birds and other wildlife." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Cheetah

5 sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs P.S.
Baldock

"Best safari experience"

3 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2018
"It has the perfect balance of authentic camping and high level of creature comforts.

It has an informal atmosphere but the service was excellent.

There was a good number of guests allowing for lively company in the evenings. The staff and guests all mixed in together." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Cheetah

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Roan antelope

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Tom
London

"Amazing venue, staff & food"

4 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2018
"We loved Olakira, everything about it was perfect.

Our room was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and the safari drives were unbelievable, whilst our guide was very very knowledgable." See all these reviews: 5n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

2 sightings

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Cheetah

3 sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

5 sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

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