Olivers Camp

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Olivers Camp, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Discover Africa, just as it should be. Oliver’s Camp – in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire National Park – has just 10 beautifully appointed safari tents in a spectacular location close to the game-dense Silale Swamps and overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools.

Oliver’s was inspired by the trailblazing camps that pioneered the early days of safari. It gives you direct access to the dense concentration of wildlife you will find year-round in this remote region, as well as the chance to enjoy walking safaris and fly camping. Oliver’s is intimate and personal, staffed by a world-class team that has worked together for many years to perfect a safari experience that guests consistently rank among their best.

Oliver’s 10 en-suite safari tents epitomise bush elegance in a spectacular setting: blood-red leather armchairs match the ochre soils beyond the canvas walls, and headboards are hand-carved from African mahogany. All suites come complete with flushing toilets, spacious indoor and outdoor showers. Private verandas have magnificent views of the horizon punctuated by the silhouettes of the ever-present baobab trees. Accommodation includes one family tent (sleeps four) and a honeymoon suite.

  • Exclusive location in the remote southern part of Tarangire
  • Walking safaris with knowledgeable & experienced guides
  • Exciting year-round viewing of big cats & plains game

The range of activities on offer from Oliver’s Camp is unique inside a Tanzanian national park. This unpretentious camp is for travellers who want to feel and hear Africa around them on a walking safari, drink in the cool moist air of a night drive and inhale the fragrant scent of the African bush.

Game Drives

With a reputation for fantastic guiding, Oliver’s game drives take you to the heart of the action every time. Drives are offered twice daily in the cooler mornings and evenings. Most of our game drives make use of an open game-viewing vehicle – this lets you sit at different levels and gives everyone a ‘window’ seat. Our open vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty. We do have a closed game-viewing vehicle fitted with a cooler box for chilled drinks that may be used if available. Private vehicles are available at an additional cost. (Note that families with children under 12 must book a private game-viewing vehicle.)

Night Drives

As darkness falls, Tanzania’s nightlife comes out to play. Discover the magic of the bush under the stars on an exhilarating night drive from Oliver’s Camp.

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 speciality of Oliver’s, the privilege of walking in this spectacular area is exhilarating and memorable. One of our experienced and highly knowledgeable guides and an armed national park ranger allow you to discover the most remote parts of Tarangire.

Fly Camping

For those seeking something a little more adventurous and even more private, a safari doesn’t get wilder than fly camping at Oliver’s small and intimate fly camp, set up exclusively for you in a spectacular bush location. You are accompanied by an armed guide and spend the afternoon walking to the fly camp, a comfortable yet solo set-up deep in the bush that offers an opportunity sleep under the stars and experience the wild side of Africa. (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.

Oliver’s Camp 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. Oliver’s is also recognised by Fair Trade Tourism which benchmarks responsible tourism standards across the continent.

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