You will be dropped off at Manyara airstrip by your guide for your flight to Kuro airstrip in the Tarangire. On arrival you are met and transferred to Olivers Camp for the next three nights established by pioneer Paul Oliver in 1992 this camp is for safari enthusiasts wanting more than the postcard-snaps of the Big Five. It’s a camp that celebrates back-to-basics luxury in one of the most uncrowded corners of East Africa. The well-appointed tents with full en-suite facilities are beautifully furnished with handmade pieces crafted from the reclaimed timber of old trading dhows that plied the East African coast in earlier times. Each tent has its own large deck that overlooks the flood plain and, from the comfort of your easy chair, you can sit back and observe the never-ending ebb and flow of wildlife species that pass by a little more than a stone’s-throw away. In addition to this, each tent has both an indoor and an outdoor shower — so you have the choice of showering under canvas or the African sky. Whenever the mood takes you, wander over to the shared dining and relaxation area; it is the perfect place to kick back, enjoy a cool drink after a long day and reflect on the day’s “happenstances.”
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.
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.
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.
The specialty 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.