Little Olivers Camp

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Little Olivers Camp, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

In the heart of Tarangire National Park, one of the most magnificent places in Africa for game viewing, Little Oliver’s is perfectly situated to make the most of the spectacular wildlife and landscapes this strikingly unspoilt wilderness area has to offer.

Small and very exclusive, Little Oliver’s is just a kilometre downstream from bigger brother, Oliver’s Camp, overlooking a flood plain of the Minyoyo Pools. With just five en-suite tents, the camp is intimate and personal – ideal for small groups or families looking for a totally private safari. Small enough to call your own, and with the Oliver’s highly personal service and experienced guides, Little Oliver’s is simply unbeatable.

Little Oliver’s five well-appointed tents are beautifully furnished with handmade pieces crafted from the timber of old trading dhows that plied the East African coast in earlier times. Each tent has full en-suite facilities with both indoor and outdoor showers as well as a large, private deck that overlooks the sweeping floodplain beyond.

  • Exclusive use, small and intimate five-room camp
  • Unrivalled range of activities including walking safaris, night drives and fly camping
  • Year-round big cats, fantastic year-round viewing of big cats and plains game

Just like the main Oliver’s Camp, Little Oliver’s offers a breadth of activities almost unheard of in a Tanzanian national park. It is the perfect base for a unique and exhilarating safari experience.

Game Drives

Game drives are offered twice daily from Little Oliver’s in open-sided game-viewing vehicles. Our highly skilled guides will share their detailed understanding of this wilderness and all its creatures, both great and small. All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.

Night Drives

When darkness falls, enjoy a night game drive and look for the nocturnal animals of Tarangire with a powerful spotlight, or simply turn off the engine and enjoy the stillness of the dark African night.

Hot air balloon safaris

There is nothing quite like gliding serenely over the vast plains of the Tarangire as the wildlife teems below, on a romantic and evocative balloon safari. (at an additional cost)

Walking Safaris

The privilege of walking in a national park is an opportunity that cannot be missed. Join a walking safari from Little Oliver’s and learn about wildlife tracks, spoor and the flora and fauna of the area in an unforgettable journey on foot.

Fly Camping

For a full wilderness adventure, try sleeping out in a lightweight fly camp with nothing more than a tent, a guide and a small team of staff. Here, you really are at one with the bush. (at an additional cost)

Oliver’s Camp was the first African accommodation to be certified through Sustainable Travel International‘s Sustainable Travel Eco-certification Program (STEP), the globally recognised gold standard in eco-certification, for its ongoing sustainability initiatives. In camp we strive to be carbon neutral but any emissions from our fossil-fuel consumption are offset through a local community forestation programme. Oliver’s Camp and Little Oliver’s aspire to leave behind nothing but footprints. Our sustainable operations include recycling rainwater and all waste products.

Your visit contributes to the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative, an important project that is forging new skills and understanding of land rights, land management and local governance in local communities. The economic and environmental resilience of the people and the landscape (over 3 million hectares of wildlife land) is thereby improved.

Little Oliver’s is recognised by Responsible Tourism Tanzania for integrating its working culture and daily operations into a sustainable and responsible management approach. Systems are in place to monitor and direct operations. All employees understand the triple bottom line, which forms the core of the company culture. Little Oliver’s is also recognised by Fair Trade Tourism which benchmarks responsible tourism standards across the continent.

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