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Oliver's Camp

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Oliver's Camp and Little Oliver's found in a wild corner of Tarangire National Park and with ten and five tented rooms they offer a wonderful bush experience. The Tarangire has fantastic game viewing in particular chances to see herds of elephant.

At a Glance

  • Beautiful and large tented rooms

  • Shower under the African night sky

  • Sit round the camp fire each evening chatting about the days game sightings

  • View the large herds of elephant that move into the Tarangire National Park during the dry season

  • Fly camping in a simple dome tent is an incredible experience

Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

Between mid June and October, the largest congregation of elephant on earth, as many as 4000, are drawn into the Tarangire, to the great sand rivers, and forced into migratory mode by the long seasonal dry season.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Look through the telescope at the increadible African night sky.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Enjoy the sounds of the African night through your tent's vast gauze windows!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Wake to freshly brewed coffee delivered right to your door as the African dawn breaks!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Sundowners on the deck overlooking the savannah is a definite must

Harriet Whitmarsh

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Oliver's Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Serengeti and northern Tanzania


Tucked away in the remote southern sector of the spectacular Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp may well be the best kept secret for travelers seeking a real, intense bush experience. Famous for large elephant herds and baobab trees, Tarangire offers these and much more: lion, cheetah and leopard compete for a wide range of mammals to be seen – all complimented by the most prolific birdlife.

Oliver’s Camp offers a variety of ways to venture into the wilderness: walking safaris and night game drives inside the park, plus fly camping. All of which are excellent ways to truly immerse oneself in Tarangire, a park rich in wildlife and light on human traffic.

Oliver’s Camp is found in what is no doubt the most spectacular location in the park close to the animal dense Silale Swamps. Overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools, part of the Tarangire River, the camp has a spectacular view and easy access to a dense concentration of wildlife. Consisting of only ten beautifully appointed, spacious tents, intimacy is ensured. A world-class team of staff completes an experience that guests consistently rank amongst their best, and most inspiring of all time.

Oliver's sister camp Little Oliver’s is about 1 km from the main camp - has five tents with its own lounge and dining area. A fabulous team of staff completes the experience.


Olivers Camp has ten large en-suite tented rooms. The spacious bathroom has a dressing area as well as a separate flush loo and a shower. Each tented room has a deck area where guests can relax with lovely views over the park. There are 2 triple tents, 1 honeymoon tent and 1 family tent.

Little Oliver’s has 5 tents very similar to those at Oliver's Camp, except the bathrooms have both an inside and outside shower. There is 1 triple tent and the camp can accommodate disabled guests.


Children welcome but no facilities, but Oliver's Camp is not suitable for very young children as it is unfenced. There is one tented room where they can add a couple of extra beds for children.


Battery charging facilities, laundry service, in-room lockable box


Oliver's Camp and Little Oliver's offers game drives, night drives, guided walks with an experienced guide and also fly camping. They do recommend that fly camping is booked in advance. There is also cultural visits and hot air balloon safaris at an additional charge.

Location & Directions

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Oliver's Camp is situated in the remote south-eastern part of Tarangire National Park, in the middle of Tarangire's unspoiled wilderness zone. Tarangire National Park is situated 120 km south west of Arusha.

When to go

Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Oliver's Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Serengeti and northern Tanzania

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