Olakira

Reviews of Olakira

Excellent(96%) From 60 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 60 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.
Ms S. from Emeryville
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Outstanding guide

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 --

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J from California
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great location with excellent guide

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.

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Rusty Hudak from Stow
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Olakira

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.

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Mr & Mrs M from Weymouth
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Olakira review

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..

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Mr & Dr C from Chicago
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Spectacular camp in a beautiful setting

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.

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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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