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Province of Viterbo, Italy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent only one night in this camp. It was very tiring to reach this place but was really one of the best days of our trip in Tanzania. Very suggestive the observatory on the top of the kopjes and the walk with Masai to Olduvai river. Really romantic the dinner inside the kopjes!! Is not easy to find and...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Another wonderful Tanzanian experience, this place is built in a rocky outcrop and retains the natural features as part of the common areas.The Masai who are there provide the perfect guides to watch the sunset over the plains, magical sight as the local Masai farmers bring in the herds for the night. The tent was spacious and well appointed, semi...

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Thank Brett H
Royston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

we spent 1 night here between the Ngorogoro crater and Serengeti. this camp is run by the Masai people and is a really good tented camp. we were there in October which is probably the best time as there are not to many animals in the area but after talking to other guides on our safari at the beginning of...

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Thank Thesloath
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This camp is unique in the opportunities it offers, such as the ascension of Mount Lemagrut with a ranger and a Massai, the watching of the sundown from a kopje, the exchange with the staff. The rooms are clean and offer basic comfort. Meals are average but they've got Tanzanian wine in the restaurant!

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Thank Ivano D
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This Massai owned and operated camp really is worth a stop. Spectacular setting in the midst of cattle and goat raising. The tents are well equipped and very comfortable. the guided walk with local guide is a must.

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Thank jensonjane3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

So this is a solar powered camp, as are most camps in this area, that has limited electricity. Tents are dim, not light. On the other hand, guides are truly spectacular. Names may not be spelled right, but we liked Lorilu and Samat...quite good. Food was adequate. Service not great, but better than our travel agency had indicated. Unique experience.

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Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A fabulous place to stay and agree with all the positive comments. Only down side is no hot water in the morning for showers and lights very dingy. Masai very friendly but dining staff not over friendly. Sunset walk was great. Listening to Masai partying in their village nearbye and the hyenas howling at night was unreal. Olduvai Gorge well...

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Thank Sue G
Durham, Oregon
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This camp was so fun to explore! The entire place is set atop a kopje and there are various sitting areas and places to view the landscape all the way around. There is an amazing platform at the very top with stunning 360 degree views. The dining area and bar and nicely decorated, comfortable and inviting. And the staff and...

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Winwick, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Even though we only stayed one night, we really loved Olduvai. Other reviews will tell you about the tents, which we thought were excellent (especially the showers), the amenities, and the food (loved the banana soup, which didn't taste as expected!). We loved it for the arid beauty, the complete peace, and the chance to learn about Maasai culture first...

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Thank Clare M
San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great camp. I little on the basic non-lux side but quite enjoyable. Owned by a French company and run by the Masi the camp is a series of permanent canvas tents which circle a natural boulder formation. Less than an hour in either direction lands you either in the Crater or wonderful wildlife viewing in the souther Serengti Plains. I...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Olduvai Camp has only 17 tents, built around a big kopje. His location in the heart of the NCA is ideal for treks, especially along the Olduvai gorges. Every tent has a good comfort: big beds (doubles or twins) with quality bedding, pillows, covers etc...Necessary furniture, terrace with safari chairs, bathroom inside the structure (WC, hot shower with running water, small sink). The camp is eco-friendly, using solar panels (for lights, water heating etc.), Recycling garbage, water saving etc. Olduvai Camp is a must not to be missed if you like to experience an unforgettable overnight in the bush, between the famous Ngorongoro crater and the endless plains of Serengeti. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Olduvai Camp

Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Nca), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: €338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Olduvai Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park
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“Choose Tents 6-10 for privacy and quite... and fantastic sunrises.”
 of 5 bubbles SGWest, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try and get accomadation as near as possible to the reception. It can be quite a walk in the dark after dinner if you have a room number higher than 5.”
 of 5 bubbles 805paulg805, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to get one of the perimeter rooms - you'll have an outstanding view!”
 of 5 bubbles Emmicakes, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All rooms faced out onto the plains. There is wifi at the reception area and charging ports for all phone and tablet devices.”
 of 5 bubbles 700phyliss, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are the same. Very noisy when the wind gets up (pretty much every night).”
 of 5 bubbles Don_Fitzgerald, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
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