Oliver's Fly-Camp: Our full report
From October 2019 Olivers fly-camp will no longer be operating.Any existing bookings will be honoured and properly facilitated, but no new bookings will taken.
If you want to experience true wilderness in Tarangire National Park, then head out to Oliver's Fly-Camp. This is set up just for you and can be booked in combination with nights in the main camp.Sleep in small dome tents, dine under the stars and spend the days on walking safaris. There is a team here who will look after you and do the cooking – so this is by no means roughing it. However if you are an intrepid traveller, the opportunity to stay away from the main camp with nothing between you and the bush shouldn't be missed.
Oliver's Fly Camp was an adventurous addition to Oliver's Camp, which unfortunately stopped operating in 2019. If you would like to find out more about fly-camping in Tanzania please do give us a call to chat to our team.
Country manager: Tanzania
- Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
- Ideal length of stay
- Two nights to enjoy the camping experience.
- Accessible by
Food & drink
- Usual board basis
- Full Board & Activities
- Dining style
- Individual Tables
- Dining locations
- Outdoor Dining
- Drinks included
- Drinks are included, except for Champagne and premium imported wines and spirits.
- Attitude towards children
- Property’s age restrictions
- You have to be 16 to stay at Oliver's Fly-camp - this is not recommended for children.
Encouraging a balanced human-wildlife co-existence
Oliver’s Fly Camp, exclusively located in the game-dense Silale Swamps of the Tarangire National Park, offers Oliver Camp’s visitors the opportunity to spend a night away from the main camp, with local wildlife right on their doorstep. Venturing out into the savannah with nothing more than a light tent and a small crew of staff to sleep beneath the stars, surrounded by wilderness, does not only create an authentic bush camp feel for the guests, but also helps support the local community.
In this sense, meal experiences form an important sustainable aspect of the camp. Using cast iron black pots and grills, the on-site chef prepares three-course dinners which consist of traditional Maasai dishes such lamb stew served with ugali - the Kenyan version of Polenta. The fly camp not only looks to immerse tourists in an authentic Kenyan meal experience, but it also provides employment opportunities and supports local entrepreneurs. Ingredients are sourced locally from Arusha, and honey is supplied to the camp by a local women’s project.
For empowering local people, Oliver’s Fly Camp receives the support of Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative, fighting together to create a thriving landscape where people and wildlife co-exist.
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Health & safety
- Malarial protection recommended
- Dangerous animals
- High Risk
- Fire safety
Hot air ballooning
- Disabled access
- Not Possible
- Laundry facilities
- No Laundry Facilities
Other lodges in Tarangire National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Oliver's Camp is a small, intimate, luxury tented camp in a great location in northern Tanzania's Tarangire National Park.
For a more private version of its sister property, Oliver’s Camp, Little Oliver’s offers high-quality guiding and tented rooms.
Kuro Tarangire is a stylish tented camp, located in a quiet and remote area deep in Tarangire National Park.
Functional Tarangire Safari Lodge is one of Tarangire National Park's larger lodges, on a prime central site overlooking the river.
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire Sopa Lodge is a large, comfortable, family-friendly hotel in Tarangire National Park, suitable for travellers on a budget.
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Lemala Mpingo Ridge is a stylish camp in Tarangire National Park, with a beautiful location and elevated views over the park.
Swala Camp is a stylish camp for exploring the southern Tarangire, either with a private driver-guide, or using the camp's vehicles and guides.
Tarangire Treetops is a lovely, high-quality lodge on the outskirts of Tarangire National Park, offering game drives, night drives and safari walks.
Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is a simple, small, tented camp positioned just outside the northern boundary of Tarangire National Park.
Maramboi Tented Camp
Maramboi Tented Camp is a family-friendly tented lodge located between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park.
Nimali is a small camp built in contemporary style on the outskirts of Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania.
Chem Chem is a luxury tented lodge on a private concession between Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks.
On an isolated kopje on the western side of Tarangire National Park, Mawe Ninga is an inexpensive, basic safari camp.
Forest Chem Chem
Located in the Chem Chem Concession and close to Tarangire National Park, Forest Chem Chem is a high-quality tented camp which is booked on an exclusive basis.
Little Chem Chem
Little Chem Chem is a stylish option near Tarangire National Park, offering real relaxation combined with a variety of safari activities.