Olakira Migration Camp, Serengeti
The mobile Olakira Migration Camp follows the wildebeest migration around the Serengeti, from the epic river crossings in the north to the southern plains where they give birth to thousands of calves each year. Stay with us to witness the greatest animal migration in the world.
Between June and November, Olakira is in the north to witness the crossing of the Mara River. Here, watch thousands of wildebeest take a leap of faith into the water, facing hungry Nile crocodiles and cantankerous hippos. When the herds are on the move, the air is full of grunting, thudding hooves and billowing dust. From December until March, we move camp to the southern plains of the Serengeti, where the wildebeest go to give birth and graze on lush grass, and predators such as lions and cheetahs gather to prey on the young.
Even at night, the Olakira Migration Camp experience is special. Our mesh-covered stargazing tents allow guests to sleep under a sky of glittering stars.
Olakira at a Glance
Open: June to mid-November, December to March
Closed: April, May, mid- to end November
Kogatende (in the north; June to November): 45-minute drive from camp
Ndutu (in the south; December to April): 20-minute drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
9 tents (including 1 family tent)
Stargazing tent design
En suite bathrooms
Hot-water safari bucket showers
Complimentary laundry service
Solar and generator power
I stayed here with my husband and our three children (aged 14, 13 and 9) during the October half term. The camp is very comfortable, the food is great and the people could not have been more helpful. the game drives themselves were fantastic - leopards, lions, 4 crossings - all very imformative and frequently exciting. - helenU3453DO
From start to finish my wife and I were wow'ed by the team at Olakira. It was a perfect Safari experience with great animal sightings and a wonderful "glamping" experience. The room was unique, comfy and fun to watch/hear animals from. Our guide Kanael was very knowledgeable and accommodating when out on safari. All meals were fantastic with great service as well - fun to interact with the other guests. It was evident the whole staff truly cares and really makes a guest feel special. We did another camp (Sanctuary) in the crater that was similarly priced and Olakira was head & shoulders better. If you are considering a safari Olakira is the place to do it. - hunerb2015
It’s difficult to put such perfection in words. But it’s true. Everything was absolutely perfect. The service, the food, the room, the adventures on the safari, our guide, the management of the camp. I’ve never met a team more dedicated to their cause than the Olakira family. If you do a safari, do it right. - Andashtravels