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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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
Adventure Holiday to Lemala Ngorongoro
We were spoiled by the lodges we stayed at before staying at the tent camp. The staff was superb in making sure my CPAP machine worked, which it did. We have no faults at all with this tent camp just again we had been spoiled by the previous lodges. The singing shower was rather unique and we wi…Read full review
vacation to Lemala Ngorongoro
The drive to the top of the crater took much longer than expected but the view at 7600 ft up was amazing! The tented cabins were so comfortable. The queen size bed was very comfortable and at night staff would put hot water bottles in each bed to warm up the blankets. We also had a heater in the ro…Read full review
vacation to Lemala Ngorongoro
You can’t beat this location! Wonderful meals and service. We were always greeted with a smile returning to camp!Read full review