Little Oliver’s Camp

“With just five tents, Little Oliver’s is a wonderfully select camp”
Budget level: High-End
When to Go
Apr to Feb
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Northern Tanzania
Kids Min Age

Set in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire National Park and within easy reach of the Silale Swamps, Little Oliver’s is an echo of the early days of East African safaris. With just five exclusive tents, it offers an intimate safari, and is perfect for those searching for genuine experiences in this unique, baobab-filled landscape.

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About a kilometre downstream from Oliver’s, Little Oliver’s overlooks a floodplain frequented by elephants. From your private deck, listen to the sounds of the bush — the chorus of birds, the rustle of dry grass in the breeze — and look out for giraffes strutting along the floodplain. Later, sip a G&T around the campfire and watch as the stars shoot across the dark night sky.

Guests can enjoy meals served in the thatched-roofed dining area or relax on the comfy couches and take in the landscape, keeping watch for passing elephants, giraffes or zebras.

The five tented suites are decorated with handmade furniture crafted from timber upcycled from old dhows. Each tent has a wide deck to while away lazy afternoons overlooking the floodplain and an en suite bathroom with flushing toilet, basin with hot running water and both indoor and outdoor showers.

In the remote southern Tarangire region, the landscape is diverse, ranging from grasslands to areas of ancient baobabs.

At the end of the rains in April and May, the lush, green grasslands are dotted with wildflowers. During the dry season from August until October, herds of buffalo gather on the floodplains in front of camp. At this point, Tarangire contains the highest concentration of mammals in any of Tanzania’s national parks. The rains return in November, when the migratory birds arrive.

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.

In addition to our twice-daily game drives, explore Tarangire on foot where guests can learn about the smaller wildlife that lives there and even get up close to some of the larger residents. Night drives allow you to observe nocturnal animals such as hyenas and genets.

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