Oliver’s camp is located in the south eastern part of Tarangire national park close to the Silale swamps. The camp is made up of 10 tented camps which include a family tent which sleeps 4 people and there is also a honeymoon tent at Oliver’s camp.
The rooms at Oliver’s camp consist of ensuite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, flushing toilets, an in room lockable box, king sized beds or twin beds among other amenities. Laundry services are also offered for guests staying at the lodge.
There is also solar and generator power at the lodge which also has battery charging facilities for the guests staying at Oliver’s camp. Guests can also enjoy seeing the beautiful landscape around the national park from the comfort of their tents during their stay at Oliver’s camp.
Apart from the 10 camps at Oliver’s camp, there is also a lounge and dining area at the lodge which also has a deck where guests can relax and also enjoy reading books while looking out for wildlife species such as zebras, antelopes, kudu and elephants in the nearby savannah.
The dining room at the camp is a communal area where guests enjoy their meals. Meals are cooked at the camp and served to the guests and the meals offered at the camp include a continental breakfast, lunch which is sometimes a light buffet and dinner can also consist of a 3 course meal.
Guests staying at this camp can also enjoy barbeques which are organized by the camp every week. The camp also offers picnic breakfast or lunch for their guests as they enjoy their meals in the grass plains.
Food stuffs used to prepare meals for guests staying at Oliver’s camp are got from the local community and also sourced from Arusha. Guests with special dietary meals staying at the camp are also catered for and they are expected to inform the camp before their arrival of the dietary requirements.
Oliver’s camp also has a fireplace where guests staying at the camp can gather around the fireplace and enjoy listening to safari tales.
Families are also welcome to stay at Oliver’s camp and enjoy the beautiful landscape as they enjoy their safari experience. The camp welcomes children from the age of 5 years and older and children below the age of 12 years share a room with the adults during their stay at the lodge.
However, Oliver’s camp is opened at specific times of the year in June to march and is closed in April to March.
Rates for rooms at Oliver’s camp vary depending on the seasons such as the low season, peak season and the high season. During the low season, there are fewer guests and tourists in the national park compared to other seasons in the national park.
The peak season is favorable for wildlife viewing and there are more guests staying at the camp and the rates at the lodge are also higher compared to the low season and the high season. The rates at Oliver’s camp include full board accommodation, house drinks, TANAPA walking fees, game drives, guided walks, night game drives, transfers to and from the airstrip.
Rates at the lodge excludes park entrance fees, flights and airport taxes, gratuities and items of personal nature.
Activities offered for guests during their stay at Oliver’s camp include the following;
Walking safaris offer the guests a closer experience with nature around Tarangire national park on foot. The guests can also enjoy seeing wildlife species around the national park such as elephants from a safe distance with their guide.
During the walking safaris, guests also enjoy an experience of learning how to track wildlife species by identifying the dung. Walking safaris are organized and take place in the company of an armed ranger guide.
Hot air balloon safaris
Oliver’s camp offers a variety of game viewing experiences for their guests to experience the beautiful landscape around Tarangire national park and also look out for wildlife species from different angles such as from a hot air balloon.
During the hot air balloon experience, guests can enjoy watching the sunrise as they sail across the savannah plains and grasslands and looking out for different wildlife species. Booking of the hot air balloon safari experience is to be done prior to the activity which is also weather dependent.
Game drives offered for guests staying at Oliver’s camp take place in the morning or in the afternoon and the times for the game drives around Tarangire national park may vary depending on the seasons.
The game drives are organized after breakfast at the camp and guests go for the activity with their picnic lunches which they have from the wilderness of the national park especially during morning game drives.
For afternoon game drives in Tarangire national park, the guests enjoy seeing the different attractions around the national park and looking out for wildlife species like elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes and many others.
Night game drives in Tarangire national park is another experience which guests staying at Oliver’s camp engage in as they enjoy looking out for nocturnal wildlife species in the national park.
Game viewing in Tarangire national park is best done during the dry season when different wildlife species can be spotted around the national park around the water points.
Another interesting activity which guests staying at Oliver’s camp can enjoy during their stay is bird watching in Tarangire national park which has about 550 bird species which can be seen in places such as around the swamps.
Bird watching is best done during the wet season when guests can enjoy seeing the migratory bird species in the national park.
Guests staying at Oliver’s camp can also enjoy sundowners at the end of a day of wildlife viewing or relaxing at the lodge. Drinks around the campfire and enjoying good company is part of the sundowners’ experience which guests staying at the camp enjoy.
How to get to Oliver’s camp
The camp can be accessed by both driving and flying from Kuro airstrip which is about 1 hours’ drive to Oliver’s camp.