We had an outstanding 3 days with our hosts, Justin and Jacky at Oliver's Camp. This permanent camp comes with spacious tents, that are a cross between a tent and a cabin. There is a large bedroom area, comfortable beds, a bathroom area with flush toilet and dressing area, a "porch" with recliners, and delightful outdoor showers. It is a true bush experience. One day we couldn't return to our tents after our afternoon game drive as a large bull elephant was blocking our way! We just had a few beers in the community area until the elephant moved along. Evenings are so much fun with great Sundowners with our delightful hosts, Justin and Jacky, who make you feel as if you are the only person in the camp. They are fun, full of energy, and outstanding at what they do. It is clear that the entire staff adores working for them, and everyone followed their example of gracious hospitality. It was a happy place. One evening the entire staff came out singing the "Jambo" song. Pretty soon Justin and Jacky had our entire table up dancing around the table. It was so much fun. I'll remember that forever. The food was delicious and the wine was excellent. Dinners were served graciously on a beautiful candle lit table. They do take credit cards if you care to purchase something from "the mall", a small cabinet of souvenirs, or purchase a beverage that is outside of the offerings of the full board accommodations. We loved every minute of our visit. Here is a little tip about the only potential downside, the tse-tse fly population in the Tarangire. They are more present in the forested areas as opposed to the open areas. We applied (four of us) the skin-so-soft insect repellent and even when the flies were buzzing all around us, not a single bite on any place where the SOS was applied. I was the only one to get bit, several bites on my stomach! The flies bit right through my insect repellent shirt to a place where I had not applied the SOS. Not a single bite on my bare arms! It comes in convenient packets, or you can also get a tube that also has 30 SPF that works equally well against the flies, and also protects from the strong African sun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep in the south of the spectacular Tarangire National Park, Oliver's Camp may well be the best-kept secret for travelers seeking a real bush experience, located close to the animal dense Silale Swamps. Environmentally friendly Oliver’s Camp is the place to enjoy personal and friendly atmosphere in a Bush camp that makes you feel at one with nature and offer exclusive activities such as walking and fly camping which give you a true bush experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oliver`s Camp, Asilia Africa Hotel Tarangire National Park