Olakira Migration Camp

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, the camp moves 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. The mesh-covered stargazing tents allow guests to sleep under a sky of glittering stars. 



Double Room
Olakira’s nine tents offer a modern take on the vintage charm of East Africa. Each has a king-sized bed (twin beds are available) complete with rich linens, an under-cover veranda with comfortable chaise longue, and en-suite bathroom and dressing area with hot-water safari bucket showers and flushing toilets.

Family Tent
Olakira Mobile Camp features 2 family or triple tents. These tents are spacious and have king sized, double and single beds to suit guests individual needs while staying at Olakira Camp. The tents also feature en-suite bathrooms, flushable toilets and bucket showers. The tents also have incredible views of the surrounding landscape.

Olakira Migration Camp follows two acts of the Great Migration: The dramatic river crossings in the north and the calving in the south. No matter the location, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Game drives
Game drives are led by expert local guides. We depart early in the morning and again late in the afternoon, when it’s coolest and we’re most likely to see predators on the move.

Hot-air balloon safaris
Don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon, appreciating the full scope of the wildebeest migration and watching the colours change as the sun rises. This experience is at an additional cost and is weather dependent.

Photographic safaris
When the camp is in the north, guests have access to one of our specially modified photographic vehicles, based at Sayari. The open vehicle allows keen amateurs and professional photographers alike to shoot at eye level with wildlife. It is equipped with all the gear to ensure award-winning shots — from beanbags and camera rests to 360° swivel seats. Additional fee may apply.

As a mobile camp, location changes with the seasons. The camp packs up and moves twice per year. Note that the camp does not operate in April and May.

Olakira Migration Camp North: June to November
Between June and November, we are in the Bolongoja region in the northern Serengeti, watching the wildebeest herds crossing the Mara River. Watch hundreds of thousands of wildebeest plunge into the water and hurry across in a bid to avoid the crocodiles that lie in wait.

Olakira Migration Camp South: December to March
From December, we move to our southern base in Ndutu, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, the camp is conveniently close to an airstrip, besides being well positioned for excellent wildlife viewing. From here, we look across grassy plains, on which the wildebeest gather to give birth around February each year. Watch thousands of wobbly-legged young finding their feet, something they have to do quickly to avoid the watchful big cats that stalk these plains.

For more information about Olakira Migration Camp December- March click HERE.

For more informaiton about Olakira Migration Camp June- Novermber click HERE

To see videos of Olakira Migration Camp click HERE


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