Away from the crowds and low rumble of multiple 4X4 vehicles is a game-viewing experience of a different kind. Oliver’s Camp in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park embraces a back-to-basics safari experience in a remote corner of East Africa. While there is no shortage of comforts, the camp promises a refreshing wilderness experience that is lacking in the more well-known reserves to the north.
Clusters of baobabs intersperse the varied terrain. This part of the world is a year-round destination off the beaten track. Said to have the highest concentration of mammals in the country, guests will be treated to sights of large herds of elephant and buffalo while ornithologists will delight in the over 500 bird species found in the park.
Masked by a bush oasis, Oliver’s Camp attracts discerning safari-goers and echoes the style of safari at its inception. The camp’s 10 en suite Safari Tents are complete with outdoor showers while the main lounge is the setting for meals. Chit chat and sundowners are best enjoyed around the campfire, while Little Oliver’s Camp a kilometre away is best suited for families and groups travelling together.
- Activities include game drives, night drives, and walking safaris with an optional night spent in wilderness ‘fly camps’
- Easy add-on to Arusha, found under 3hrs away
- Family-friendly safari
- Safari begins from the moment you land with an airstrip only an hour’s drive from camp
- Over 500 bird species—an ornithologists paradise—and the largest concentration of mammals in the country