Olakira

Reviews of Olakira

Excellent(96%) From 55 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 55 of our travellers who have visited Olakira, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs H from Northwood
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wildebeest Calving in Ndutu

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.

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Lawrence from London
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Olakira review

This was our favourite camp.

Excellent service, great accommodation, excellent food and a very good guide.

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Mr D from Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fine stay at Olakira

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.

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Tom from London
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Amazing venue, staff & food

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.

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Mrs P.S. from Baldock
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Best safari experience

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.

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Mr M from Sao Paulo
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Olakira review

our guide Lucas was excellent. interested and humorous. Pascal also very helpful and nice
rooms with very good structure and confort
staff and food very good

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Dr E from Pennsylvania
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent

Wonderful location to view the migration. Rainy season was a challenge with some of the driving but our driver and guide were excellent.

He was quite knowledgeable and shared many stories and information about what we’re were seeing with us.

Some very heavy rains postponed one of our drives and he took the time to show us videos and review the map and other information about the area.

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Ms M from London
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safaris

A mobile camp with a very impressive tent. All one could want, hot showers, lounge, comfortable bed.
Also surprise cooked breakfast in the savannah. Surprise sundowner around a fire by a lake.
First lunch served under a tree with view of lake.
Asilia camps are so well run, thoughtful, excellent staff and food.
All day safari, with visit to Hidden valley a truly magical place.

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Dr P from Altrincham
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wildebeest and more cats.

This was our last port of call and our third Asilia camp. This one, a mobile camp had tents that were slightly less equipped than Olivers and Namiri Plains. 'Bucket showers' sounded a bit basic but proved to be nothing of the sort. We'd been told by people that this was their favourite camp and looking out at the River in the evenings you could see why.

Goodluck and his team continued to impress, and Asilia's training is clearly top notch. Even a powercut did not stop them sorting out an al fresco breakfast with zero fuss. John the chef is a little genius.

Trips out over our two day stay revealed all the big cats, a 500+ wildebeest crossing and at last a Black rhino. Simply magical. Kevin simply continued to deliver

This camp threw up the only small criticism we could think of. For obvious reasons the bulbs are all light saving, and in main part of tent thats fine, but it would be better to have slightly brighter bulbs in the 'bathroom' area as the mirror lighting was poor especially for make up / hair manipulation in the evening when flaps and sides were down.

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Tessa from UK
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Olakira review

We had a great 4-night stay at Olakira, the camp staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive. Special mentions to Max, Elijah, Michael and top singer Phillipo! The northern Serengeti location of the camp, which they have retained for a few years, is right next to the Mara river and so therefore ideal for watching river crossings right in front of camp. Elisant was an excellent and intuitive guide and managed to get us a very large river crossing all to ourselves a bit further upstream. Our only problem at Olakira was that there seemed to be a problem with our plumbing in tent 9 which necessitated repairs at 3.00 am! And thereafter a not so nice smell used to waft over us sometimes in the afternoons. Hopefully it’s all been sorted now. Food was good but same comment regarding portions of dessert applies as with Rekero in Kenya.

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Expert Africa comments

We have heard back from the camp and they were very happy to hear these clients had enjoyed their stay so much and how good their wildebeest crossings experience was. However, they were very sorry to hear about the disturbance at night. The manager was not aware of any repairs going on at 3am, which is certainly not their normal practice! These guests did mention to the manager that the water smelled a little odd, and he attended to it and they advised it was better.

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