Oliver's Camp

Reviews of Oliver's Camp

Excellent(92%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 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.
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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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

Robbery at 4.30am on 8th Feb!

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers experienced a serious theft here, which got their trip off to a terrible start. Although the clients were not physically harmed in any way, it was still very distressing for them.

Crimes happen everywhere, but are thankfully very rare on our African trips. After 18 years and thousands of travellers, we have only had 3-4 such incidents. We are completely satisfied that this was purely the work of a criminal, and dont believe that it reflects badly on the camp itself.

Although of little consolation to these travellers the camp responded very speedily. The same day, police and two car-loads of national park rangers were scrambled to the camp to investigate, and went to great lengths to try to catch the culprit including putting up a very substantial reward was put up for information.

Mr P & Ms T - Ottawa
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

same as previous [Ed: see their entry below]

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Mrs E - East Sussex
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

I loved the Tarangrira, our guide was Masenga and was excellent. The Game viewing was amazing. We were surrounded by wild life in abundance. I am also interested in birds and this was also responded to, so that i was able to delight in seeing so many different species. ```````we had a great walk in the bush with Marcus, and saw a lion on his kill, and a little chameleon! large and small, some fascinating info talks and of course too many other animal experiences to mention individually

The lunches and sundowners and evening meals were great again with great company. A picnic one day was not good but otherwise everyhting was super on the food front. I had a wonderful time!

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Mr & Mrs S - Georgia
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great to come back to after fly camping

Our first tent, number 6 was excellent with good running water. Our second tent, number 9 was not as good. The location was not as nice, and the water flow was not as good. Same accommodations, but not as memorable as tent number 6.

Overall, four days and nights in the Tarangire was too long. Three days and three nights with one night of fly camping is sufficient.

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