Oliver’s Camp has a little brother—Little Oliver’s. This, highly exclusive, little camp is 1 km downstream from the original Oliver’s Camp and overlooks a flood plain of the Minyoyo Pools that form part of the Tarangire river system. The 5 well-appointed tents with full en-suite facilities are beautifully furnished with handmade pieces crafted from the reclaimed timber of old trading dhows that plied the East African coast in earlier times. Each tent has its own large deck that overlooks the flood plain and, from the comfort of your easy chair, you can sit back and observe the never-ending ebb and flow of wildlife species that pass by a little more than a stone’s-throw away. In addition to this, each tent has both an indoor and an outdoor shower—so you have the choice of showering under canvas or the African sky. Whenever the mood takes you, wander over to the shared dining and relaxation area; it is the perfect place to kick back, enjoy a cool drink after a long day and reflect on the day’s “happenstances.” Little Oliver’s is small enough to call your own and perfect for groups of friends or family who want to book it on an exclusive basis.
THE CONSUMATE SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Like the main Oliver’s Camp, Little Oliver’s has a lot to offer the real safari enthusiast. As well as traditional game drives, there are night drives and guided walking safaris within the Tarangire National Park. The privilege of walking in a national park like Tarangire is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss. At both Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s walks can vary from an easy morning game walk, where our highly-skilled guides will teach you about tracks, spoor, flora and fauna to a full-on 3 day wilderness adventure, sleeping out in a lightweight fly camp with nothing more than a tent, a skilled guide and a small team of staff. Here you are at one with the bush and it is likely that you will get close to larger mammals. With your guide always at your side, you are able to truly appreciate the intensity of these close encounters with wild animals without fear of personal danger. A walking safari is by far the most authentic safari experience you can get.
LOCATION + AREA
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Little Oliver’s is situated near Oliver’s Camp
in the remote south-eastern part of the Tarangire National Park. The park is relatively undeveloped and popular with safari enthusiasts looking to explore more remote and less tourist-populated areas.
Tarangire is not only home to large herds of elephant and buffalo, but also to a substantial concentration of big cats and arguably the greatest bird diversity in East Africa with more than 500 recorded species.
Look further and the rugged, uncompromising Tarangire landscape offers a surreal backdrop that evolves from gentle grasslands and vibrant swamps to forests of ancient baobabs that send their branches upwards to claw at the sky. It remains one of the most memorable places in all of Africa in which to view wildlife. At the same time, Little Oliver’s is perfectly situated for year-round game viewing. Here, while the passing seasons change the colours of the landscape, the wild animals that permanently populate Tarangire are always there to amaze and charm safari travellers.
In April and May, when the annual rains end, the lush grasslands and profusion of wildflowers provide excellent conditions for walking safaris. As the dry season approaches from August through to October, vast herds of wildlife congregate on the watery wetlands on the fringes of Oliver’s Camp and on the floodplain below Little Oliver’s. During this time, Tarangire contains the highest concentration of mammals in any of Tanzania’s renowned national parks. Then, as the November rains return, the herds depart and are replaced by the return of masses of migratory birds. These provide fascinating displays for birdwatchers.
The one unmistakable truth around Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s is that; at anytime, anything is almost sure to happen and that if you miss it, you will never have the opportunity to experience it again.
ACCOMMODATION + FACILITIESCOMFORT AT LITTLE OLIVER’S
Little Oliver’s is built in complete harmony with the surrounding environment and guest accommodation consists of 5 expansive tents each with en-suite facilities, indoor and outdoor bucket showers and decks overlooking the herds of game that visit the Minyoyo Pools floodplain. Delicious meals and drinks are served under canvas in a spacious dining and relaxation tent.
• Number of tents: 5
• Triples: 1
• Children: above 5 years
• Suitable for disabled guests: yes, please contact us
• Distance between tents: 20-30 meters
• En suite bathrooms
• Flush toilets
• In-room lockable box
• Laundry service
• Solar and generator power
• Battery charging facilities
• Game drives
• Night drives (additional cost)
• Walking safaris (additional cost)
• Fly camping (additional cost)
• Kuro: 1 hour drive from camp