Little Oliver's Camp

Reviews of Little Oliver's Camp

Excellent(96%) From 11 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 11 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.
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 - 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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Ms F. from San Francisco
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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Laura from Spring, Texas
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Oliver's is a Gem

We loved our three night stay at Little Oliver's.

The camp itself is well-designed, with beautiful tents and lots of amenities. The staff members are simply amazing. They made us feel immensely welcome and took great care of us. It is a very well-managed property. The food was generally quite good. The (set) daily menus offered a nice selection and everything was beautifully presented, as were our "bush" meals. We left feeling spoiled and over-indulged!

It would be hard to beat the location - while we were in Tarangire, we saw an enormous quantity and variety of wildlife. If I was to be picky, I would have liked for the tent to have slightly brighter lighting.

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Mr & Mrs B - Wokingham
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pleasant though somewhat limited in game

On our drive from the airstrip, we all had serious doubts about Tarangire due to the amount of tsetse flies. Quite horrific ... but they thinned out.

The rooms were large and rustic but had plenty of hot water along with a bucket shower outside. They had a great station in each tent for battery charging and the food was the best we had on this trip.

After three nights, our guide decided to take us on a different road to "cheetah country" on our return to the airstrip. Quite why we hadn't been there before is a mystery!

Great elephant sightings and this was really the best thing going for the park. Huge herds of ellies and buffalo and whilst we saw lion on two occasions, very briefly, along with a leopard in a tree (barely recognisable), it was the elephants that were the main attraction. If you're happy sitting watching behaviour, rather than having a tick list, it's a good place to visit.

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Mrs. S from Florida
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Olivers

Our guide, Blessed, was wonderful.

We really enjoyed the walking Safari.

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Mrs A. from Boca Raton
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Oliver's Camp review

Got a real feel for being in the bush!!

Would have loved at least ONE electrical outlet in the room though

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Family S - Sheffield
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous camp with wonderful game viewing

Staying as a family group of 7, we were the only guests at Little Oliver's for our two nights which only served to make it a more magical experience. The setting was wonderful and, arriving just before sunset after an excellent game drive through Tarangire, we were treated to the first of two gorgeous spectacles of sunset from the terrace.

This was our first experience of safari 'camping' and we loved it. The main area has a sturdy frame and roof, but with open sides, and so still provides a real outdoors experience - and the campfire (with bar!) is a particularly delightful venue for the pre-dinner drinks. The tents have a concrete base and are protected by a thatched roof, giving a more permanent look to the camp, but again the experience is of being outdoors - and the sheer mosquito-netted 'front' provides the most amazing views (from the bed!) across the bush.

The tents are very well spaced for privacy and also for additional game viewing - we needed our escorts with us as elephants passed through the camp blocking our way on several occasions! The water buck and various antelope were vaguely interested in us but generally they all just got on with their lives as if we weren't there.

The level of service was excellent. All staff were so friendly and keen to offer any support - including teaching us some Swahili songs around the campfire - a particularly special treat. The food was delicious - how that standard of food is created in such limited conditions so far from anywhere is astounding!

Tarangire provided us with our best (most concentrated) game viewing and the location of Little Oliver's so deep within the Park meant that we were well away from the busier areas. Mind you, we weren't even aware of the slightly bigger Oliver's Camp which was nearby! We stayed two nights but would have loved to stay longer. Tarangire still had plenty to offer and it would have been lovely to spend a bit more time just relaxing at the camp. We didn't have time to undertake a walking safari which would have been particularly good for my husband who's a keen birder - this was the only place on our tour where we could have done this. Some of the group did the night safari though which they really enjoyed.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Oliver's Camp review

Good location to camp and very nice setting for main lodge and all the seperate rooms. Just a little bit of a trek to the room if yours is number 6 and at the end, also a hassle needing a person to walk us to the lodge and back to the room in the evenings.

Beware the picnic on the way to the lodge after you are picked up, as it is where quite a few people congregate for lunch and rather spoils the idea of a safari in the open bush to one's self.

The other thing to be wary of in this area is the tsetse flies which can congregate in quite large numbers and soon come towards the vehical in some places when you are stopped.

Lots of game to see and good for a night drive. Also very good walking with the camp manager who was very experienced.

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