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Luxurious and adventurous
We absolutely loved the staff at Ngorongoro who made our stay at the crater so warm, inviting, and educational. Allois, Mollel and Denis taught us so much about the Masai people, being masai themselves, and opened up to us with such genuine warmth. The food was delicious, and coming back from the crater floor to a warm fire, hot bucket shower, and a hot water bottle waiting for us after dinner was such a treat.
An amazing tented camp experience!
Enjoyed 2 nights at Lemala Ngorogoro Tented Camp. The staff were friendly, efficient and did everything to make our stay wonderful. The location is perfect; we were the first into the crater in the mornings. The early morning light was perfect for wildlife photography...with no shortage of subjects (from hyenas hunting zebra to a black Rhino, elephants and hippos). We had a great time!
Remote and cozy!
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp sits on the crater rim under a beautiful canopy of acacia trees. It is convenient to get to the crater floor, yet feels so remote and peaceful. What looks like a fairy basic tent on the outside is beautifully appointed and welcoming on the inside. The nights are chilly, but we were never cold. There was a small heater in our room that the staff turned on each night and morning. The comforters are really thick, and they put a heated water bottle in your bed every night that amazingly stays warm until morning! The firepit was a fabulous place to congregate with a glass of wine and chat with other travelers about the day's adventures. The food was excellent, and they did a great job accommodating my gluten and dairy sensitivities. The staff were very nice and helpful. One night the entire staff treated a couple celebrating their anniversary to a special cake, a traditional song, and a dance that snaked through the dining room. It was fabulous! We loved our time there.
Not your Grandfather’s Tented Camp. Excellent camp and beauty.
I like to be fair in my reviews and describe the place to allow people to make a decision if they want to stay in a place or not. The camp is about 12 minutes from the crater and If you have kids this is a great advantage. They were amazing with kids. This is a tented camp and it was very luxurious and well appointed. As an open camp, animals roam freely. Lemala has local Masai walking the property at night and they walk you from your tent to the main lodge. Staff was the best part of Lemala always willing to accommodate every need. Lemala Ngorongoro don’t have showers on demand, you have to let them know when you want to take a shower so they can prepare the hot water. The showers are inside your tent & toilets. The pressure is great and you can take showers as long as you want. An employees of Lemala has to handle the pressure for hot water and they do stay outside the tent. Not a big deal for me or my family. Food, was amazing and the best part of this camp. They had a great array of things every night. Wines and beer were included and they had a good selection. Also the food was gourmet style with three courses. The only thing that I found not to my liking was the mattress comfort and I expressed this to management. They have plans to change them soon. They just have not done it due to the pandemic. My measure of satisfaction is if I would stay again and my answer is Yes. I had a great guide his name was Miraji and the staff was so amazing. Loved having drinks in front of the fire every night. Thanks Lemala. Luis and family.
Magical location in an Acacia forest high sbove Ngorogoro crater
Lemala Ngorogoro tented camp is set in the middle of a high acacia tree forest. You wake up to zebras outside your tent each morning. Their location close to the crater allowed ours to be the first vehicle to descend into the crater to see the animals in the morning. This is much more than just a tented camp - The meals are outstanding, rooms and beds are heated and there are even hot showers. The tented suites are large, comfortable and well appointed. The staff is everything here - they are warm, appreciative and bend over backwards to serve and accommodate you and we left feeling that we had made friends with them. Particularly wonderful was a walking safari (really a hike) up the hill above the camp with a local Masai, learning the flora and medicinal plants, animals and birds and his sharing the sight of his village, as well as the spectacular views of the crater and the surrounding mountains.
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