Oliver’s is low-key and comfortable, reminiscent of the safari camps of old. Sink into one of the sofas in the lounge and dining area with a good book or keep an eye out for passing zebras and elephants from your deck. Meals are served communally in our dining room, after which we gather around the campfire for a nightcap and safari tales.
Meals and refreshments
Our 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, we host a big barbecue for all guests. If you’d like to spend more time out in the bush, we can prepare a picnic breakfast or lunch.
We support local communities: Our produce is sourced in Arusha and our honey is from a local women’s project.
We can cater to most dietary requirements. Please let us know before your arrival so we can prepare.
A typical day on safari
We head out on game drives or walks first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon when temperatures are cooler. Exact times differ slightly with the seasons, but we aim to get you out and about when the animals are at their most active. If you have booked a private vehicle, you can discuss your own schedule with your guide.
Start the day with an early morning wake-up call and a cup of tea or coffee. Have some breakfast before you depart for a game drive or walk or opt to take a picnic with you to enjoy in the bush. By mid-morning, you’ll be back in camp with some time to relax and freshen up before lunch.
It’s siesta time for most of the afternoon, when temperatures reach their peak. Take the opportunity to relax with a book or have a nap. Then it’s on to afternoon tea before you depart for a game drive with sundowners. Round off another perfect day in the bush with drinks by the campfire and dinner with good company.
Our 10 en suite tents overlooking the a floodplain are decorated in earth tones to mirror the landscape. The beds are twin or king-sized. Bathrooms have flushing toilets and both indoor and outdoor showers. Your private deck is the perfect place to sit with a cold drink and enjoy the stillness and serenity of the African bush.
Oliver’s is in the remote south-eastern reaches of Tarangire National Park, in northern Tanzania, 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. At this time, the park has the highest concentration of mammals in the country.
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.
Oliver’s is a great choice for families. We welcome children over 5 years old and have a family tent that sleeps four (kids under 12 should share with an adult). Note that Oliver’s does not have personal guides or special programmes for children, but we will always do our best to welcome your family. Please speak to your agent about hiring a private vehicle.