Asilia Africa has opened Olakira Migration Camp with innovative new stargazing tents.
As the great migration arrives in the northern Serengeti, so does Asilia’s Olakira Migration Camp. Olakira follows the flow of the migration, moving from north to south during the year, ensuring guests are always at the heart of the action. This year, Asilia has reimagined the camp and introduced a unique, under-the-star sleeping experience.
This year, for the adventurous, the news stargazing tents offer the opportunity to sleep under the African night sky. The new tents have been designed so that a portion of the tent boasts a 270-degree view from beneath a meshed net, offering guests an outdoor experience, while still remaining indoors. Guests will have the option to have their beds rolled from the main bedroom out to the custom-designed, mosquito net canopy at the front of their tent. Guests can roll their beds back into the main bedroom of their tent at any time during the night.
Olakira’s nine guest tents sit in a secluded spot just 300-metres from the great Mara River where herds of wildebeest plunge into the water on their great journey north to Kenya. Days are spent on game drives with Asilia’s guies exploring the Serengeti. For a completely different experience, guests can take to the skies and see the Serengeti and wildebeest migration from the air on a dawn hot air balloon safari.
In line with Asilia’s ethos of making a positive impact, the camp has a light footprint, with no permanent structures and is broken down and moved twice a year, leaving behind only a few footpaths. It runs entirely on solar power and any emissions from unavoidable fossil fuel consumption are offset through a local community reforestation programme. It is also committed to reducing single-use plastic.
Olakira Migration Camp starts at US$758 per person per night based on two people sharing accommodation.