Oliver's Camp is situated in the southern part of Tarangire National
Park . The Tarangire National Park swamps support a wonderful variety of wildlife.
Huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and elephant concentrate around this
swamp and the Tarangire River from June to December each year. In January these
herds disperse over the surrounding Masai land as the new grasses help lactating
females produce milk for their new born. It is a dynamic system, a wild and beautiful
area to explore.
Camp and Safari
Oliver's 20-bedded camp overlooks the wildlife migration routes from Masai land.
Nine large tents and one very special honeymoon tent are built into these rocky
outcrops. Only two family tents are close to each other. Every tent has beautifully
made local furniture and is decorated with dried flowers and African cloth; each
has its own private shower and toilet tent attached at the rear.
Oliver's Camp is traditional in style, yet very comfortable. The staff are
some of the friendliest people you will meet anywhere. Safaris to private mobile
camps and walking safaris are organized from Oliver's Camp. All led by trained
guides in open vehicles, the emphasis is on slowing down and having a relaxed
in-depth natural history experience with well-informed guides. The owner/host,
Paul Oliver, is very often in camp and can be hired to join your group.
To the east of the Camp stretch the Simanjiro plains where Tarangire's zebra
and wildebeest give birth. To the west of the Camp are Tarangire's River and swamps,
which during the dry season are second only to the Ngorongoro Crater for wildlife
concentrations. The camp lies at the very heart of this ecosystem.