Olduvai Camp: Our full report
About half-way between the Ngorongoro Crater rim and the Ndutu area, Olduvai Camp stands at the base of a ...... kopje on the southern edge of the Serengeti.
A sister-camp to Mawe Ninga in Tarangire, it's run by Maasai and has 16 simple walk-in tents, built on concrete bases with thatched roofs. Each has twin beds, an en-suite chemical toilet and a canvas shower (water supplied on request).
The camp is quite rudimentary, including its food, but it is a good base from which to explore the nearby Olduvai Gorge and to experience Maasai culture.
Olduvai Camp is handy from December to March if the southern Serengeti is full, but is rather barren and devoid of game for the rest of the year.
We have not visited Olduvai Camp recently, however we understand it to be a good-value camp with easy access to the southern Serengeti as well as to the Ngorongoro Crater. While this region is not known for dense wildlife, its remote location means that it is likely to be blissfully quiet here.
Country manager: Tanzania
- Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
- Accessible by
Food & drink
- Usual board basis
- Full Board
- Dining locations
- Indoor and Outdoor Dining
- Attitude towards children
Health & safety
- Malarial protection recommended
- Dangerous animals
- Moderate Risk
- Fire safety
Hot air ballooning
- Disabled access
- Not Possible
Other lodges in Serengeti Migration Area
Alternative places to stay in this same area.