Oliver's Camp (Tarangire
National Park) Tanzania
Tarangire National Park is located in northern Tanzania,
120 km southwest of Arusha. The park is named after the
Tarangire River that runs through the center of the park
from south to northwest and drains into lake Burungi.
Tarangire is known for its large herds of elephant and
majestic baobab trees. You can find many of the large
African mammals here, including lion, leopard, buffalo, and
lesser and greater kudu. The park hosts an enormous variety
of birds - more than 500 species.
Oliver's Camp is situated in the remote south-eastern
part of the park, in the middle of Tarangire's unspoilt
wilderness. The camp is ideally placed to access the yearly
migrations of wildlife, and to view impressive
concentrations at waterholes and in the spectacular Silale
swamps. This area offers the best chance of seeing lion,
leopard and cheetah and, especially during the dry season,
the swamps are filled with elephant, buffalo and zebra.
The camp is the perfect base to explore the busier
baobab-country in the north of the park, but at the end of
the day, guests return to the absolute exclusivity of
Oliver's Camp. Walking safaris and off-road driving are
possible in the area around Oliver's Camp, thus ensuring you
discover Tarangire in an intense and unforgettable way.
Located in the middle of the Tarangire wilderness,
Oliver’s Camp has one of the most wonderful settings one
could imagine and offers an unparalleled bush experience.
From the camp, a much wider eco-system can be overlooked:
the Ngorongoro highlands, the Great Rift Valley, the Lame
Manyara region and of course Tarangire NP itself.
There is no better location from which to understand the
breathtaking beauty and at the same time the complexity and
ultimate fragility of this unique eco-system. Oliver’s
Camp’s crew has been a team for many years and as a result,
a stay in camp feels like joining into a warm family. A
family that will not only prepare amazing meals for you, but
one that will also share with you a deeper knowledge of this
stunning national park and its inhabitants. Naturalist
guides will not only be able to find you the lion prides,
but will also be able to tell you about the different family
members of the lion prides, their characters and their
Walking safaris are the specialty of the camp, and
especially on walking safaris, the depth of knowledge and
experience of the camp naturalist guides makes the
experience one to never forget. Research outpost from long
gone times meets luxury and refined dining.
The camp features only 8 beautifully furnished guest
tents. Solid wooden furniture, beautiful cloth and gorgeous
warm showers that can be taken under the Tarangire sky.
Every evening, guests relax or read in the lounge and
library tent, or drink sundowners at the fireplace, from
which superb views of landscape and sunset can be enjoyed.
“This is how Africa was meant to be”, has been the comment
of more than one visitor to Oliver’s Camp and the camp’s
crew welcomes many return visitors every season.
The range of activities on offer at Oliver's Camp is
unique for a camp inside a Tanzanian National Park. Off-road
driving makes wildlife drives more intense and interesting
and allows you to get closer to the action. Walking and fly
camping add another unique element to a safari that is hard
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The park's stunning natural beauty is ideal for wildlife
and nature photography. Game drives from Oliver's Camp are
usually carried out in open vehicles, giving a feeling of
absolute freedom. Off-road driving, allowed only in the
remote areas of the park, gets you closer to nature and
wildlife - from spider to lion - and you'll discover rare
and interesting species that usually go unnoticed when
driving on dedicated roads. Walking is the absolute
specialty of Oliver's Camp.
The privilege of walking in these prime natural areas
gives you exhilarating feeling of adventure. Although you'll
usually get close to large mammals such as elephant,
giraffe, buffalo or even lion, walking safaris are very
safe: the experienced naturalist guides of Oliver's Camp
avoid confrontations with animals (watching is not the same
as disturbing!) and an armed national park ranger
accompanies every walk.
safaris can take an hour or a whole morning or afternoon,
but combined with fly camping, they can take several days,
letting you discover the most remote parts of Tarangire. The
light weight fly camp is an extension of the main Oliver's
The fly camp is typically booked as part of a walking
safari or simply as a completely private night away from the
main camp. Tents are made of thick mosquito mesh, separating
you from bugs, but allowing you to see skies filled with
stars and passing animals at night.
Fly camping is about adventure, not luxury: beds are
comfortable and the crew cooks amazing meals in the middle
of the wilderness, but tents are simple, with outside shower
and bathroom facilities. For those who appreciate the true
luxury of absolute proximity to nature and the private,
intense and overwhelming experience that fly camping is,
this is an experience that will stay with you for a
The stunning beauty and richness of Tarangire's nature
and wildlife and the wide range of activities at Oliver's
Camp are best enjoyed by and be assured of best rates at least 2 nights. However,
most guests prefer to stay for 3 up to 5 nights, combining a
stay in the base camp with exploratory walking adventures.
From $880 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.