Olduvai Camp

A unique Maasai-run camp in a secluded setting roughly halfway between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in northern Tanzania.

Olduvai Camp, northern Tanzania

Olduvai Camp

A unique Maasai-run camp in a secluded setting roughly halfway between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in northern Tanzania.

Olduvai Camp, northern Tanzania

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania

  • Walk with Maasai guides
  • Watch the sunset over the plains
  • Stargaze from the viewing platform
  • Look for the genet in the restaurant
  • Visit a Maasai village
  • See the Shifting Sands
  • Watch the camp video

Olduvai Camp is situated between the twin attractions of the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, yet has a real off the beaten track feel. The 17 tents and main buildings are set at the foot of a kopje, a granite hill, and look out over the surrounding plains. The camp is run by local Maasai and one of the main benefits of a stay here is the chance to spend time with the Maasai people.

Accommodation is in large, walk-in canvas tents, with comfy beds, a small dressing area and en-suite bathroom with a hand basin, shower and flush toilet. Solar power provides hot water and limited electricity. Each tent has a shaded deck to the front and safari chairs where you can sit and contemplate the views.

The central area comprises the dining room and lounge bar. These are large high-ceilinged, open-sided rooms, ideal for socialising. While eating keep an eye out for the endearing genet which often makes an appearance around dinner time, looking for tasty morsels. There's a separate viewing deck, built high into the rocks, offering superb panoramic views and after dark, this is a good place to watch the starry skies with the naked eye and using the thoughtfully-placed telescope.

The main activity here is walking with Maasai guides. They are happy to share their local knowledge with you and will gladly answer any questions you have. If you wish you can visit a Maasai village for greater insights into daily life. The walk to a nearby kopje viewing point to watch the sunset is particularly popular. While staying here it is also possible to go on game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, and to visit the museum at Olduvai Gorge and see the famous Shifting Sands, massive dunes formed from volcanic ash.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Loved staying here. What an experience as we were in the middle of nowhere with just miles of sand and savannah and huge boulders. Two wild jennet came to watch us having dinner. Food very good too.

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Olduvai Camp

Olduvai Camp, northern Tanzania

A unique Maasai-run camp in a secluded setting roughly halfway between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in northern Tanzania.

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