ASILIA OLIVER'S CAMP - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Oliver’s Camp has just ten luxury tents and is set in the remote south-eastern reaches of Tarangire and close to the game-rich Silale Swamps. In April and May at the end of the annual rains the landscape is lush and dotted with wildflowers. From August until October herds of antelope and zebras pass through Tarangire and at this time the park has the highest concentration of mammals in the country.
Oliver’s Camp is located in the remote south eastern area of the Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania. The nearest airstrip is Kuruo which is around an hour's drive from camp.
There are ten luxury tents at Oliver's Camp in total. The tents have the option of being twins or doubles. There are two triple tents available on request. The tents all feature king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with a lovely outdoor shower, with views of the surrounding area. Fully plumbed running water and flush loos. Hot water is always available and provided by solar heaters. The tents at Oliver's have thatched roofs and private wooden decks with day beds.
There is one family tent specifically designed to accommodate two adults and two children. Larger than the usual tents, the emphasis here is on creating enough space to accommodate a family without it feeling cramped. These tents have king-sized, double or single beds and there is a bathroom with flushable toilets and an outdoor shower looking onto the surrounding views.
The family tent can accommodate a family of up to 4 with children 5 years and over. Your family will stay in a comfortable tent with ensuite facilities and an outside bucket shower.
Meals are cooked in camp and served al fresco whenever possible. Start the day with a continental breakfast or bacon and eggs. Lunch is a light buffet and dinner is a three-course sit-down meal. Every week the camp hosts a big barbecue for all guests. If you’d like to spend more time out in the bush the camp will prepare a picnic breakfast or lunch.
Oliver’s Camp supports local communities: their produce is sourced in Arusha and honey is from a local women’s project.
Throughout the year Tarangire is home to large herds of elephants and buffalo and a high concentration of big cats. There are also animals such as wild dogs, kudu, oryx and gerenuks that won’t be found in the north of Tanzania. And for birders - there are more than 550 species many of which are attracted to the park’s swamps.
At the end of the rains in April and May, the lush, green grasslands are dotted with wildflowers. During the dry season from August until October, herds of buffalo gather on the floodplains in front of camp. At this point Tarangire contains the highest concentration of mammals in any of Tanzania’s national parks. The rains return in November when the migratory birds arrive.
Game Drives - Drives are offered twice daily in the cooler mornings and evenings. Most game drives are in an open game-viewing vehicle – this lets you sit at different levels and gives everyone a window seat. The open vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks cool. Note that families with children under 12 must book a private game-viewing vehicle.
Night Game Drives - there is also the opportunity to enjoy an evening dame drive to try and see the nocturnal wildlife such as genets, porcupine, shrub hare and predators.
Walking safari - walking is a speciality of Oliver's Camp and can take an hour, a morning or an afternoon. Walking in these natural areas gives you an exhilarating feeling of adventure. Although you'll usually get close to large mammals such as elephant, giraffe, buffalo or lion walking safaris are very safe and are accompanied by an experienced and an armed national park ranger.
Hot Air Ballooning - experience the best game viewing activity from a bird's view at additional cost.
OLIVERS CAMP IS CLOSED DURING APRIL AND MAY EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP IS FAMILY FRIENDLY AND WELCOMES CHILDEN AGED 5 YEARS AND OVER