A New Star in the Serengeti

21st January 2011

A new star is shining in the Serengeti. Olakira, meaning ‘Star’ in the language of the Maasai, is a mobile tented camp that has a fabulous new location at Mukatano, on the wild banks of the Mara River.

As well as being a very scenic river location, this is a very ‘active’ wildlife site with hippo and lion close by during the night, and elephant and wildebeest in the river for your breakfast viewing pleasure.

Anyone seeking a seriously special safari experience should consider aiming for the Serengeti, for the ultimate Tanzania safari. When the Great Migration is moving across its magnificent, wild plains, this area feels a world apart, a stunning pageant of natural life.

Now imagine camping in the midst of this landscape, a truly spectacular treat, and waking up each morning to a fully cooked breakfast, looking out over the Great Mara river, witnessing the life threatening crossing of the wildebeest through crocodile infested waters.

Consultants Tanzania Odyssey constantly revisit all of the best safari accommodation, and our Northern Tanzania expert Ed took this impressive footage on his last adventure in Olakira: Northen Tanzania safari action.

Semi-permanent mobile camps are an exciting new iteration of Northern Circuit safaris, with enough people currently travelling to warrant the existence of these fabulous mobile tented camp; large, safari tents with real beds and cooking facilities, just waiting for you to arrive, settle in and enjoy the action.

A stay here is a camping treat, with very high standards of food and service, although the focus is certainly on the wildlife, and the guiding here is truly superb. The point of being here is to settle down in the midst of the wild animal action, in a spectacular setting.
At Tanzania Odyssey we spend a great deal of time arguing the merits of the various safari experiences, but we all agree that Olakira is, without any doubt, one of the best mobile camps in the Serengeti. Guiding here is superb, food and service are also set very high.
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