Little Oliver’s a relatively new camp, and the little brother of our favourite camp in the Tarangire National Park. Only a kilometre downstream of Oliver's Camp, Little Oliver’s is located perfectly to take full advantage of this untouched, spectacular wilderness.
Little Oliver's Tarangire- The Facts
Little Oliver’s is taken on an exclusive basis, which makes it absolutely perfect for families or larger groups travelling together looking for a totally private safari experience. It has only 5 canvas tents making it very small and intimate. Each tent has a private veranda, large comfortable beds and an en-suite bathroom, with both indoor and outdoor showers with flush loo.
Delicious meals are served in the heart of the camp, under the canvas dining area. There is also a separate mess tent which is a great space to relax in and watching the never ending ebb and flow of wildlife close by to camp. Stories are shared around the 'bush television' and you can expect Little Oliver's to feel like a home away from home.
Little Oliver’s, has a huge amount to offer for the safari enthusiast, especially if you are looking for a more off the beaten track experience. It is home to large herds of buffalo and elephant – especially when the congregate on the flood plains. There is also a good concentration of predators and fantastic bird life, seen amongst the baobab forests. Combine this with Asilia's excellent guiding and you cannot go wrong!
Tarangire is one of the least explored places in the North of Tanzania. Whilst the Ngorongoro Crater attracts huge crowds, Tarangire is off the beaten track and gives those who visit, an experience they won't forget with intimate and often private sightings. Although it is famous for its elephant herds, lions, buffalo and other big game is frequently sighted here.
If you have the time, Tarangire is a must-visit destination. Its location means that you can either fly-in or drive-in, however we recommend at least two nights in the park. Due to the remoteness of the camps, the cost of getting to the park and the amount of activities on offer, to make it worthwhile a minimum of two nights is needed.
Whilst in most national parks, walking safaris are very regulated and night drives not possible, in Tarangire you can have a full mix of everything. It really makes for an enthralling and exceptional safari in the North of Tanzania.
Combining Tarangire with the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater is certainly a possibility and you cannot go wrong by sticking to Asilia's properties. Their Highlands
property by the Ngorongoro Crater offers a brilliant and unique base to explore the Crater's wildlife and the surrounding Maasai villages. Two nights is more than enough by the Ngorongoro Crater. The activities here are relatively limited and the Crater itself is very small, so a one-day game drive is more than enough.
When choosing a camp in the Serengeti, Asilia's migration camps like Ubuntu
are some of the best in the National Park, and their permanent lodges Dunia
offer all-year fantastic game viewing experiences in the centre of the Serengeti. It really does depend on personal preference, but you can be certain that Asilia's properties will provide you with an unforgettable holiday experience.
At the end of your trip, be it a family holiday or a group of friends all travelling together, ending on the island of Zanizbar is the perfect way to finish of a trip of a lifetime. After an exciting and enthralling safari full of early mornings and late nights, nothing quite compares to resting and relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar whilst sipping a cold drink. Stone Town is also worth visiting, either for the day or a night or two you can experience the culture of the city, from its bustling markets to its fresh sea-food. For those who don't enjoy lazing on the beach all day, head to Pemba
where the whale shark anual migration passes by. From the island you can head out into deeper waters to catch a glimpse of these spectacular animals as they glide by. Snorkelling and scuba diving are highlights of Pemba
that are not to be missed.