The more things change the more they stay the same.
By Sarah Hermitage
Oliver’s Camp is a truly delightful tented camp situated in a tranquil and remote area of the Tarangeri National Park’s unspoilt Wilderness Zone in Northern Tanzania. To those in search of a real African adventure, Oliver’s Camp will not disappoint in providing a unique and truly memorable experience.
The Camp was incepted with the vision of Paul Oliver who, in 1985, fell in love with this remote and unspoilt area of Tanzania. Paul had a desire to help stop the terrible Elephant poaching taking place at this time and improve the lives of those living in the local community. Through his vision, compassion, and commitment to conservation, Oliver’s Camp developed into a unique combination of top end tourism carefully combined with the structures of conservation and the needs of the communities outside of the National Park. Paul’s vision was cherished and carried forward by the existing owners Asilia Africa who took over the camp in 2004. Asilia are a responsible eco-tourism company operating on a carbon-neutral basis delivering inspiration Safari’s in some of the world’s most beautiful natural areas. http://www.asiliaafrica.com/
Oliver’s Camp offers the discerning traveller an African experience increasingly difficult to find in today’s climate of frenetic tourism adopted by many tour operators in the national parks of East Africa. It is a breath of fresh air offering its guests a holistic bush experience consisting of a sensitive contact with the wildlife of the area and a knowledgeable introduction to the ethics of conservation in the 21st century.
The accommodation consists of ten spacious, luxury tented units discreetly situated to afford clients optimum privacy and views of the surrounding grasslands. Each tent has a double or twin beds, hanging racks for clothes and a writing desk for those afternoon postcards! A delightful ‘al fresco’ en suite bathroom offers hot showers and fresh towels at any time of the day on request. Furnished with solid, classic wooden furniture, the tents offer a high level of comfort on a par with most high end tented camps in East Africa and are very much in keeping with the aesthetics of the area.