Reviews of Oliver's Camp
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Oliver's Camp review
Slightly disappointed at the lack of small intimate camp. We had the most wonderful guide (Armi) for a few days who did everything he could to make our stay enjoyableRead more about the whole safari
Oliver's Camp review
The welcome given to us by Helen and Rudolf was wonderful. We were weary after a long and tiring journey and they did everything possible to help us relax. Again the staff were brilliant, being helpful and very friendly.
We continued to be pleasantly surprised at the continuing high standard of all the meals that we enjoyed there.
We went to Olivers for the walking safaris and enjoyed these under the leadership of Alex, another star. He was quiet and extemely informative, in the absence of animals he was a mine of information about their droppings. we were very confident in his leadership.
A real wilderness experience
We really loved Olivers camp. What makes it special is that it is spread out so that once you are in your tent you can't see another tent - it feels like it's just you and the bush. As we got to our tent when we arrived there was a dikdik outside!
As with Olakira we really loved the drinks round the campfire. The food was absolutely fantastic - really excellent! The egg chef did the very best scrambled egg that I have ever tasted. As at Olakira hot water arrived on time as did the drinks we asked to be brought to our tent in the late afternoon.
The only negative comments we have are that they didn't do the 'cool flannels' when we got back from game drives as was done at Olakira and that when we arrived no-one warned us to book our 'pick up' time for dinner so we ended up using the emergency whistle - to evryone's consternation!
We were warned that the game viewing wouldn't be so good in Tarangire at that time of year (Febuary). We didn't see much in the way of predators, but the elephant viewing was terrific. We saw one enormous herd and had an exciting experience with the. A bull was in must and was very irritable and was winding the rest of the herd up. The herd split in two and started to try to surround us - the driver said 'this is serious' and we got out of there pretty quickly!
We also surpised a bull elephant by the side of the road and really jumped when we heard his trumpeting.