Located in the remote, untouched eastern plains of the Serengeti, Olmara Camp (formerly known as Ehlane Plains Camp) is a beautifully designed, eco-friendly, tented safari camp that offers sweeping views of Tanzania's vast savannahs and provides top-quality, year-round game viewing.

  • Eight spacious, en-suite canvas tents that blend naturally into the surrounding environment
  • Unfenced camp allows wildlife to come and go
  • Sleep under the African night sky in an Arabian-inspired 'star dome'
  • Uninterrupted views of the remote, wildlife-rich, far eastern plains of the Serengeti
  • Plenty of year-round resident game and well-positioned for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Home range of large prides of lions, roaming cheetahs, packs of hyena and prowling leopards
  • Two game drives per day

Olmara Camp, formerly known as Ehlane Plains Camp, is ideally tucked away in the unspoilt, wildlife-rich eastern plains of the Serengeti where the acacia woodlands meet the endless savannah.

Eco-friendly tented camp with endless views of the Serengeti

Offering uninterrupted views of the Serengeti, Olmara Camp's eight canvas tents are spacious and well-appointed with net-covered, king- or twin-size beds, bedside tables and lamps. Each tent's lounge area has cosy sofas and coffee tables and the en-suite bathrooms have a shower, two basins and a flush toilet.

One of the eight canvas tents, the Family Suite, can accommodate small groups or families. Two tents, called Stargazer Suites, are set up like Arabian 'star domes' with an open rooftop for stargazing at night. The Lion's Den is a honeymoon suite with a stargazing platform. All eight tents are spaced well apart for privacy.

Inviting guest lounge and dining area

The lounge and bedouin-inspired dining area at Ehlane Plains Camp can be found in the centre of the camp where guests gather for meals and to socialize. Meals are either served in the dining area which is open to the cool plains breeze or by the campfire under the stars. Free WiFi is available in the main area.

Olmara Camp is a permanent camp that remains open throughout the year except during the rainy season in April and May. In keeping with the camp's environmentally-friendly ethos, well water is collected in the national park, solar panels provide electricity and careful attention is paid to reducing the footprint on the surrounding habitat.

Great year-round game viewing opportunities

Olmara Camp is situated in the Soit le Motonyi region of the Serengeti which has one of the highest densities of cheetahs in the area comparable to Ndutu. And because of the camp's remote location away from the Serengeti transit area, game drives are relaxed and uncrowded.

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Soit Le Motonyi region cheetahs

(Image: Olmara Camp)

Safari-goers can expect to see zebra, giraffe, elephant, black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, African wild dog and warthog as well as large packs of hyena and a strong concentration of lion, cheetah, and the occasional leopard. Smaller cats such as serval, caracal and African wildcat are also prevalent throughout the area.

With incredible resident predator action taking place all year round, there is no bad time to stay at Olmara Camp, but guests interested in witnessing the annual wildebeest migration should book a tent from October to May and from June to September.

Getting there

By air - Olmara Camp is best reached by flying from Arusha Airport, Gogatende Airport, Manyara Airport or Kilimanjaro Airport to the Seronera Airstrip. The road transfer from the Seronera Airstrip to Olmara Camp takes 1.5 hours with game viewing along the way.

Our take on Olmara Camp

Olmara Camp is the perfect place to stay if you want to wake up in the mornings to uninterrupted views of the Serengeti plains on all sides. The staff are wonderful, the meals are well prepared and full of flavour, and game drives are private and intimate, far from the hustle and bustle of the busier spots in the Serengeti. That's because very few people know about the eastern Serengeti's Soit Le Motonyi region which was closed to visitors for 20 years for research into the Big Cats. In fact, Soit Le Motonyi is now one of the best (and most tourist-free) places to see cheetah in the Serengeti.

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • House drinks with meals
  • WiFi in the main lounge area
  • Serengeti game drives
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Premium drinks
  • Serengeti Park entrance fees
  • Serengeti Park concession fees
  • Medical evacuation insurance
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