Little Oliver's Camp

Reviews of Little Oliver's Camp

Excellent(98%) From 17 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Little Oliver's Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs A from East Lothian
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exclusive Little Oliver's

Exclusive and personal. This camp is a true delight and, to us, represented Tanzania at it's very best. The Manager, Abel, and all the staff were absolutely lovely. There are only 5 tents which means the service is very personal and although we only stayed two nights we felt very much part of the camp and the people. Our tent was number five and was set on it's own down a short path from the communal path. It was a fantastic experience. We could sit on our veranda and watch elephants moving peacefully through the bush. At night we could hear animals wandering around but we always felt safe. All the food and drink were excellent.

The safari experience at this camp was mind blowing. It must be said our guide, Penuel, was first class and exceedingly knowledgeable. He also had eyes like a hawk and could spot animals from afar and birds camouflaged in the trees. The sheer numbers of beautiful animals was a complete delight. The elephants liked to come up close to the jeep - one even came within four feet of our jeep, looked at us and started to give himself a dust bath. It was very humbling to be so closer to these huge, gentle animals.

We also went on a night drive which was an exceptional experience. On the night drive we saw so much including a lone serval and then a pair of servals and later an aardwolf which is very rare to see. The highlight of the night drive has to be when we saw two male lions. They were walking along the track towards us. Fortunately we recognised them as the two we had seen previously that day and we knew they had eaten well. One came straight up to the open jeep and walked by within three feet of my door. He was magnificent. To be so close to a walk lion is a tremendous experience.

Apart from that Penuel drive round the national park making sure we saw as much as possible. We saw at least 30 different mammals, 80 different birds that we know the names of but many, many more plus an African puff adder.

The low point was leaving the camp. I still miss it!

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Mrs C from London
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful camp in a great location

Very friendly and accommodating staff. We really liked the Asilia ethos.

Lovely location and fantastic rooms

Excellent food

Amazing wildlife!

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Mr & Mrs P from Volcano
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Camp in a Beautiful Park

Tarangire is a beautiful park with lots of wildlife and varied terrain and vegetation. Little Oliver's Camp is a wonderful place. Each "tent" is secluded and has a great view of the Tarangire River Valley. The common area is nicely appointed, and there are lovely decks for dining. The camp is well managed, staff is very friendly and helpful, and the guiding is excellent. We saw lots of wildlife on our game drives, including large herds of buffalo and elephant. We counted over 100 elephant at one stop in the afternoon!

Walking safaris are also available, and our guide, Said, and Camp Manager Chris, made it a memorable morning with lots of game sightings.

Little Oliver's is located in a remote part of the park, and although we did see other vehicles on game drives, there were not that many.

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Mr F from Edina
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Oliver's Camp review

We loved our stay at Little Olivers camp... beautiful location, far away from everyone else, dinners under the stars, excellent cocktails (enjoyed at the campfire, a daily highlight), the tents were great (special kudos for the outdoor shower, a special treat!) and the game drives were superb, especially the only night drive we did this visit... We also did a walking safari, one of the highlights of our stay .

Special mention for Anna, the lodge manager, who made sure we loved every minute of our stay, and Herebert and Shomari, our fantastic guides..

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Mr H&S from Dublin
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Olivers

Hidden gem, lots of wildlife and diverse habitat

Excellent guides

Walking safaris but selling point for those interested - we loved to get on foot to get close up to the wildlife

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The P family from Norfolk
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Oliver's Camp review

Amazing camp. Fabulous location and brilliant staff

The rooms were comfortable, a shower watching the stars is something everyone should do. Elephants outside the room in the middle of the night too.

Food stunning, thanks for our anniversary cake

Nothing but praise for this camp. I would have no hesitation in recommending

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Mr & Mrs R from Texas, USA
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Oliver's Camp review

Great staff and routine flexibility. Attentive management. Could add hair dryer

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Ms R & Ms R from London
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Camp and Great Location

Very much enjoyed Little Oliver's. Julie was very welcoming and the staff were exceptionally helpful.

We had excellent trips in Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Both highly recommended.

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Mr & Mrs H from London
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Felt very special

Although the tented rooms felt a bit basic, our stay here was a true highlight. This was down to our enthusiastic guide, Noel, but mainly due to Julie, the camp manager, who made our stay feel very special with some thoughtful personal touches. She was also very good company!

In addition, on our last day, we needed to visit the medical centre in Arusha to have some insect bites looked at as they had blistered and needed antibiotics - Julie was very supportive and helped make the necessary arrangements

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Arrived on: 2-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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I loved Little Oliver's and Tarangire

I was the only guest during my stay at Little Oliver's, which was really wonderful. The new relief manager, Olivia, could not have been more accommodating. We had all our meals together and talked about everything under the sun. I was so comfortable there I didn't want to leave! Everything was perfect.

Then there was my guide, Albert. He picked me up in Arusha and we drove to Tarangire and then had an all day game drive. It was nothing short of a perfect start to my safari.

I've been on a number of safaris and, hands down, Albert was one of the best guides I've ever had. Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, funny, kind, and could spot animals like nobody's business.

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