Oliver's Camp

Reviews of Oliver's Camp

Excellent(93%) From 35 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Oliver's Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

We had a fantastic time at Oliver's Camp. The camp is superbly sited in Tarangire National Park and we had so many wildlife sightings whilst we were there, we were amazed at the number of elephants.

the camp is very well organized and efficiently run, staff are very friendly. The relief manager Michelle when we were there was excellent and ran a very tight operation. The food and facilities were equally good. The outside shower was fantastic, far better than the indoor one. We were in tent 7.

We went on a morning's walking safari when we were there and it proved most worthwhile and informative, Milton the walking guide was very knowledgeable.

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The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Amongst the elephants at Oliver's Camp

This is a lovely camp in a remote area of Tarangire National Park, far enough away from the main entrance. We spent 4 very enjoyable days and nights at Oliver's.

Tent 2 had superb views over the river valley, and was excellent for sunset viewing. The camp managers, Justin and Jacky, are excellent, creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Enthusiastic about the wildlife, they had rigged up two motion-sensitive night cameras in the camp, and it was fun to watch at breakfast the parade of animals passing through the camp at night. Our guide Emanuel was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Whilst the camp itself was free of tsetse flies, the last couple of kilometres back to camp were heavily infested.

All meals taken in the camp were excellent. However, the breakfast and lunch boxes for meals taken on drives were not up to the same standard.

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Mr A. from Madison
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

We had a very good experience that the Camp. Accommodations were simple but conformable.

The setting was high on a bluff over looking the valley below fulled by many elephants. We enjoyed the camp fire in the evening and the "family" style dinners. The hosts were personable and professional. The bush walk was quite good, one of our high lights.

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Dr A, B & B - San Diego
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

Jackie and Justin were genuine, accommodating, instructive. Our guide Kevin was excellent and accommodated the biological background of two of three of us in attempting to show us everything possible. Marvelous experience. He sensed our sense of humor, which made our time together great. The one comment is a flat tire experience. In and of itself it was no problem. One of us is a very experienced field scientist so chipped in to help. It became evident that the rim of the tire would not fit the (new) hub of the wheel (by about 2mm). Kevin realized that the two front tires could be swapped out so all was well in the end with a two hour delay. This showed Kevin's keen ability to improvise but it also showed the need to check all equipment before departing.

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Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent base for Tarangire

Well managed camp, as were all the Asilia camps we stayed in. Good location, with views of game from the rooms.

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Mr & Mrs V - Essex
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Oliver's camp review

Oliver's was one of the best camps we have been in. The tents were easily the best designed we have ever stayed in and the situation was great. The communal areas and campfire were also great- even the local elephants thought so and joined us for lunch one day. The food was great and the staff friendly and efficient

Although the camp is Asilia owned and run we decided to use the camps own guides rather than the driver Harry that Asilia originally sent to take us around Manyara and Ngorongoro. The reasoning was that the camp's vehicles would be open and the guides would have up to date local knowledge of the area. The guide Oliver's provided was young but as good as our original driver had been. He wanted to extend his bird knowledge and so was an ideal guide for us- a hint- if you are interested in birdlife tell your camp and they will usually provide a guide with some interest in birds and who will drive a bit slower- you see just the same animals as everyone else but get to see the smaller animals such as mongooses etc that faster drivers miss- and moreover will try to keep you away from those other guests who tap their fingers irritably whilst you muse over little brown jobs.

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Mrs J. from Bantry
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Magic camp in all ways

We loved this camp and really enjoyed our time there. The food and service were excellent, everyone so friendly and helpful. In particular the walking safari should be on everyone's list to do once in a lifetime.

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Mr & Mrs C - honeymooners, London
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

This was a great start to our trip, stunning accommodation, friendly people, great food

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Mr & Mrs M from Bracknell
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

Lovely, informal atmosphere, but you need to make it clear in advance that the walking activity is an additional charge (currently $50 pp)

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Mr and Mrs R from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

Our guides, Erasto and Benson, were excellent as was Alex (the senior guide) who took us on a walk and looked after us in the fly-camp.

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