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Last 5 reviews
A high quality, authentic camp experience in a perfect location
We only got to spend one night at Ngorongoro Tented Camp and wish we could have spent longer. The staff are warm and welcoming immediately taking you in as family from the moment you arrive. Food was probably some of the best we experienced across our whole trip - try and get a hold of their banana cream soup if you can; it's out of this world and almost 2 weeks later we are still talking about it. The tea/coffee delivered to your room with your morning wake up call is an awesome touch as well. The rooms are comfortable with all the amenities you could possibly need, and the team do a fantastic job at making it warm and cosy for you during the cold nights. There are some "rustic" touches - no powerpoints in the room, the water for the shower needs to be ordered in advance but all of these things are by no means an inconvenience, rather they only add to giving an authentic experience. We had a family tent which easily fit us and our 2 children. Location wise its right at the edge to crater entrance so you get much more time actually on safari, and we didn't see another car until much later in the morning so you really get to feel like you have the place to yourself for a while because of the close proximity. Just wish we could have stayed longer!
Great camp with fantastic staff
We stayed one night at the Lemala Ngorongoro camp during Covid and we were very happy with the camp which is surrounded by acacia trees. The staff and food were fantastic and the charging station in the main tent was great to charge all your items during dinner. The beds were comfy and the overall size of the tent was big. Temperature does go down a lot in that area so the hot water bottles were very much a must and appreciated. A local Masai was checking throughout the evening and night plus escorted you from your tent to the main tent. We stayed at other camps and in this one we didn’t get the opportunity to see any wildlife go by but then again we did this during the day safaris. Hot water was provided via an outside bucket system which was good however the water was very smoky and your skin smelled like freshly smoked meat but that is a minor issue. The food was excellent and so were the drinks selection. Would probably stay here again.
My favorite camp in Tanzania
I had an excellent stay at Ngorongoro Tented Camp in October. Dennis, Emmanual, Safia and the rest of the staff made my time there truly wonderful! They were so kind and my stay there was very comfortable. Highly recommend this camp, and hope to be able to return one day!
Great tented camp at the edge of the crater
This is a long drive on poor roads, but once you get there you have the chance to relax. It’s on the caldera access road so does not take long for you to get from the camp to the caldera. We were met by friendly staff who made check-in easy and quick. We were shown to our tent and we settled in quickly to relax a bit before lunch. The tent we were in (#4) had 3 beds but nowhere to sit, except for the chairs outside. The bathroom was functional and all you needed. While you are at dinner, the staff turn down your beds and put hot water bottles in the beds to warm them up. There is also gas heaters in the tents to warm the place up to, but are turned off after you retire for the night. It does get cool and it’s nice to be cool in the mornings. The food was plentiful and good. The soups they made for dinner both nights was excellent. The pork chop we had 1 night was a bit overcooked, but we can live with that. The staff were good and ensured we were well cared for. One of the highlights was sitting around the fire getting to know the other guests. It’s basic, but functional and you are well cared for during your stay. We would definitely recommend this for us to stay.
Dream-like, tented camp! Amazing staff.
Incredible tented camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. The tents are super comfortable and spacious. The main tent has the dining room, living room, and offers a place to charge appliances. The staff was amazing. Friendly, helpful, and truly proud of the work they do. They are always on top of little details like bringing coffee in the morning and leaving a hot bottle (bag) of water in the bed at night to warm the sheets. Our game drive in the crater with Fredy was an unforgettable experience. He was incredibly knowledgable, helpful, and kind.
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