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ABOUT OLIVER'S

Apart from the focus on tracking rather than trophies, Ernest Hemingway would have fitted right in at Oliver’s Camp. Situated in the southern reaches of Tanzania’s remote Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp and Little Oliver's are an echo of the trailblazing camps that first pioneered East African safaris.

There’s certainly no shortage of creature comforts, but this is a camp for safari adventurers wanting more than the postcard-snaps of the Big Five. It’s for those who want to feel the dust of Africa beneath their boots on a walking safari, drink in the cool moist air of a night drive, and have the scent of warm rain on hot earth fill their nostrils. This is Africa, untamed... just as it should be.

Location + Area

Oliver’s Camp is situated in the remote south-eastern reaches of the Tarangire National Park. This relatively undeveloped park – celebrated by safari travellers looking to head a little off the beaten track – offers a welcome respite from the crowds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater to the north.

Tarangire boasts large herds of elephant and buffalo, plus a large concentration of big cats and arguably the best bird diversity in East Africa with more than 500 species.

But there’s more to Tarangire than the game and birds. This rugged landscape offers a unique safari backdrop that transforms from rolling grasslands and vibrant swamps to forests of enigmatic baobab trees; according to legend, planted ‘upside down’ for growing too tall and proud.

Set in the remote wilderness zone in the south of the Park, away from the more crowded north, Oliver’s is also perfectly situated to ensure a year-round Tanzania safari experience as each passing season paints Tarangire in vibrant new colours.

In April and May, when the annual rains come to an end, the lush grasslands and profusion of wildflowers provide the best opportunity for walking safaris, while the approaching dry season from August through to October brings vast herds of wildlife to the watery wetlands on the fringes of Oliver’s Camp. At this time, Tarangire boasts the highest concentration of mammals in any of Tanzania’s renowned national parks, yet as the November rains return the herds depart and the return of migratory birds provides ample entertainment for twitchers.

Little Oliver's Camp

Just 1km downstream from Oliver’s is the latest addition to our Tarangire wilderness experience; Little Oliver’s. Offering the same high level of service and authentic safari experience as Oliver’s, Little Oliver’s has 5 en-suite tents and works particularly well for a group or family travelling together.

Whether you stay at Oliver’s or Little Oliver’s this is an authentic safari experience at its best.

If you would like to find our more about Little Oliver's please click here>

Accommodation + Facilities

Accommodation and Facilities
At Oliver’s the 10 en-suite safari tents offer bush luxury without superfluous frills; the spacious outdoor shower perhaps the one extravagance you’ll happily allow.

It’s a camp where the blood-red leather armchairs match the ochre soils beyond the decking; where headboards are hand-carved from African mahogany and baobab trees puncture the horizon from your private veranda.

Come nightfall, little more than canvas separates your king-size bed from the restless wilderness beyond. Meals are taken communally at the main lodge, while around the campfire whiskies are poured and safari tales told late into the night.

CAMP AMENITIES

Oliver's Camp

  • Number of tents: 10
  • Triples: 1
  • Family tent: 1 (sleeps 4)
  • Children: above 6 years 

Little Oliver's

  • Number of tents: 5
  • Triples: 1
  • Children: above 6 years  
  • Suitable for disabled guests: 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

OLIVER'S TENT INTERIOR VIDEO

ACTIVITIES

  • Game drives
  • Night drives (additional cost)
  • Walking safaris (additional cost)
  • Fly camping (additional cost)

CLOSEST AIRSTRIP

  • Kuro: 1 hour drive from camp

"The rest of our trip echoed with "wish we had more time at Oliver's Camp.""
Oliver's Camp

Stayed in February, 2014
"I could not have asked for anything better!"
Oliver's Camp

Stayed in February, 2014
"I would recommend Oliver's camp highly."
Oliver's Camp

Stayed in January, 2014
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