Set in an ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, is the tented camp Lemala Ngorongoro. For those looking for a more private experience of the Crater and still wishing to be located on the rim itself this is the place to stay.
The camp has 9 spacious tents that are positioned carefully to provide privacy and with minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. The Crater can get chilly in the evenings so your queen-size bed has a winter weight duvet and hot water bottle. The roomy bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari-style shower. The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, bookshelves and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. In the evening, you can gather around the campfire to exchange tales of the day's safari followed by a hearty meal.
- High concentration of game and amazing Big 5 sightings in the crater
- Quick and easy access to the Ngorongoro Crater floor
- A secluded tented experience away from the crowds
- Maasai escorted walks into the forest and along the crater rim
At a glance
- 9 Tents
- 6 Years +
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"Get in before the crowds and stay later, it's a 10 min drive to the crater floor, giving you an hour's head start over others descending and ascending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim."
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Holiday to Lemala Ngorongoro
It's almost hard to believe it was a tented campsite. Accommodations were very clean, the camp location was ideal, the staff was pleasant and very polite/helpful, the food was awesome, and our guide was perfect. Awesome experience and a great introduction to our first African safari.Read full review
holiday to Lemala Ngorongoro
The location was worth everything. Fantastic friendly staff, great food, and a fun time. Loved the tents, beds and talking showers. Our guide Fredy Mkunde was outstanding, knowledgeable and so much fun to be with. Great vehicles and excellent Maasai village visit.Read full review
holiday to Lemala Ngorongoro
The Lemala group is clearly a class apart. The location, the tents, the food, the service, the people - everything was outstanding!Read full review
Honeymoon to Lemala Ngorongoro
It was quite different of a stay but amazing nonetheless. The food was amazing here as well and once again the staff was great. It was nice to get out and go for a hike too.Read full review