Aspiring to grow its footprint, its positive impact and to be a leader in improving and expanding natural habitats. Asilia is the first Sustainable Safari / Lodge Company in Africa to receive a 5 Star rating for Sustainability from GIIRS. Founded in 2004 with a strong presence in both Tanzania and Kenya.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of Tanzania’s most iconic camps in the Tarangire National Park, Asilia Africa will be opening Little Oliver’s on 1st July 2013. Deep in the south eastern corner of the park, surrounded by mystical baobab trees, is Oliver’s Camp, one of Tanzania’s original safari camps.
When Paul Oliver built the camp in 1992, he chose Tarangire because it offered an authentic, untamed African experience. 20 years on the camp still holds true to that philosophy and Asilia Africa celebrates this landmark anniversary with the opening.
Little Oliver’s Camp will comprise of 5 luxury, en-suite tents overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools, part of the Tarangire River, approximately 1km downstream from the original Oliver’s Camp. The spacious tents are beautifully appointed with furniture made from reclaimed dhow wood and the large decks maximize the views over the animal packed swamp ahead.
The tents have both indoor and outdoor showers, allowing guests to shower under the African stars. The communal dining area is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day and reflect on the day’s sightings. The intimate size of this camp makes it ideal for groups of friends or family who want to take it on an exclusive basis.
Walking in a National Park is a rare privilege
Activities at Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s are as diverse as the bird life in Tarangire! As well as traditional game drives, taking you off road for better game viewing, both camps offer walking safaris within the national park. To be able to walk in a national park is a rare privilege.
At both Oliver’s and Little Oliver’s walks can vary from a gentle morning game walk, where guests learn about tracks and spoor, to a 3 day wilderness adventure, sleeping out in a lightweight fly camp with nothing more than a tent and a small crew of staff. It is likely that you will get close to larger mammals with Oliver’s experienced walking guides but this is the chance to take a closer look at the little things and appreciate the African bush from the earth upwards.
Little Oliver’s will be built with the utmost respect for the environment in which it is situated. The original Oliver’s Camp was the first African accommodation to be certified through Sustainable Travel International‘s Sustainable Travel Eco-certification Program (STEP), the globally recognized gold standard in eco-certification, for its ongoing sustainability initiatives. Little Oliver’s will continue to uphold these high standards of sustainability.
Opening on the 1st July 2013 the rates start at US$ 580 per person per night on a full board basis, excluding national park fees. Tents can be booked on an individual basis or the entire camp can be booked for private groups.