Founded by James Oliver, an experienced East African guide, and located in north-eastern Tanzania, overlooking the Silale swamps of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Tented Camp is a streamlined luxury camp with a reputation for providing its guests with an authentic savannah experience.
Consisting of a mess area and 8 sleeping tents, it is well positioned for the migration and for the dry season, when the wildlife congregates around the park’s many waterholes. The mess area of Oliver’s Tented Camp includes a lounge, dining area, library and bar. The decor is simple and attractive (a limited number of local artifacts, throws and hand-woven carpets), as is the furniture, which includes low comfortable easy chairs, side tables and a coffee table. With the emphasis on a relaxed, chic look, the tent is airy, welcoming and perfect for an evening get together. Depending on the time of the day, food is served either as a buffet, picnic or at the dining table.
Like the mess area, the sleeping rooms of Oliver’s Tented Camp are a nice balance between function and luxury. Each possesses a double or twin bed (made from heavy locally sourced wood), a full length mirror, side tables plus lighting, large woven floor matting, a separate bathroom – bucket shower, sink and flush toilet – and a veranda.
Activities at Oliver’s Tented Camp include game drives, bird watching and guided walks.
Best visited between June and October, but good for game all year round.