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.
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
Tucked away in the remote southern sector of the spectacular Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp may well be the best kept secret for travellers 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.
When to visit
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.
Oliver's Camp is situated in the remote south-eastern part of Tarangire National Park, in the middle of Tarangire's unspoilt wilderness zone. Tarangire National Park is situated 120 km south west of Arusha.
Fly to Arusha, via Nairobi. From Arusha's Kilimanjaro International airport, its a 45-minute flight to Kuro airstrip. Oliver's Camp is a 30-minute drive from Kuro airstrip.
Game drive in the Serengeti
Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.
Night Drives in the Tarangire
Night drives are an experience which is not permitted in many of the national parks of Tanzania. In the Tarangire, however, you can head out with your guide, searching the inky dark with a spotlight. This is when the drama ramps up in the African bush.
Search for the migration herds
One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Wildlife in the Tarangire
Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti for the concentration of game. It's an area of big breeding herds of elephant and buffalo. Huge baobabs provide shade for sleeping lion and night drives give the opportunity to see elusive leopard on the prowl.