Paul Oliver

A Tribute In Memory Of Our Dear Friend and Safari Guide

Paul Oliver, one of the most respected and knowledgeable naturalists/guides in East Africa with over 40 years of experience in the bush, passed away in October 2021. In 1986, after traveling and exploring eighteen different countries in Africa and working in eight, he made Tanzania his permanent home. In 1992 he built the renowned tented safari camp, Oliver's Camp, which is still in existence today. It was groundbreaking in that it was one of the first safari camps to be sited near Tarangire National Park, on village land, providing jobs and income to the local village. Paul's home and work was in the bush at Oliver's Camp. It was an honor and privilege to know him.

Paul left a guiding team of vastly experienced individuals involved in various educational and conservation programs, environmental initiatives, as well as in the training of other guides. Each guide is a combination of naturalist, scientist, birding expert, teacher, historian, environmentalist and conservationist. They are adventurous, devoted, passionate and a lot of fun. Their typical day starts at 5AM getting their Land Cruisers ready, and ends at the campfire whenever the last guest calls it a night. They will be a major part of your African Safari experience.

Our current guides were trained by Paul and now train many of the guides we might see out on safari.



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