Oliver's Camp was our final stop on our recent safari, and it was a wonderful way to end our two week camp experience. Jackie and Justin are great hosts and very professional; their staff was very accommodating and as nice as can be. We were in tent #9 at the far end of one side of the camp, and we liked the quiet location very much as well as the walk to the dining area. The tents are nicely furnished with lovely outside showers and a patio with lounge chairs; I missed one afternoon game drive just to sit on that patio and enjoy the ambiance! We took a walking safari with Lewis and learned a lot about the animals who live in the park and often visit during the night. He is an intelligent and well-trained walking guide who is currently teaching others how to become qualified to do the walking safaris......we didn't see a lot of wildlife up close and personal, but it was great to be walking in the bush where you know they live. We asked Justin and Jackie if the 6 us us traveling together could have a private dinner the last night of our stay, and they surprised us with a wonderful dinner under the stars in a nearby location; it was truly memorable and very nice of them to go to the trouble. All in all, we left Oliver's Camp and Tarangire Natl. Park with wonderful memories of incredible wildlife sightings of leopards, cheetah, lions and of course, the magnificent elephants! Herds of them welcomed us when we entered the park and when we were leaving, it was magical to stop for at least 100 of them who saw us out! BTW, it's true that there are annoying tse-tse flies in this area; however, we used the spray our guides had in the vehicles, and it seemed to be effective for most of us. Dressing in light colored clothing with long sleeves etc. also seems to deter those little buggers. Considering the total experience of tent safari camps, I would have to say they are a minor inconvenience. Put this place on your "must see" list!
- 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