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Most charming staff in Africa
We barely had 18 hours in this facility but the charm of each and every person on the staff is clearly imprinted on my mind. Everything we ate was delicious the room more than comfortable and clean. But just thinking of our hosts brings a smile to my face. Each and every person there wasn't just helpful they were also charming!! Loved the chef.
What an Amazing Experience!
We were so close to the wildlife we could hear the zebras grazing in the field. The Maasai guarded the camp all night, and in the daytime taught my grandchildren how to shoot a bow. Major was up before 5 a.m. to make sure the water for our shower was warm. Since it was cool, he put a hot water bottle in our beds, and brought coffee and cookies and milk for the kids in the morning. The accommodations were clean and the foot was great. What we remember the most; however, is new friends who treated us like family. The hospitality was outstanding!
“Glamping” at its finest!
We spent one night here so we could visit the crater. It was our first tented camp in Tanzania and it was very impressive. We were impressed with the charging stations to accommodate everyone’s IT needs. Our room was well done and the common area was well set up for dining and socializing. While we didn’t have hot water in the room taps, you had hot water “bucket” shower systems which worked well. You were equipped with air horns and a walkie talkie if you needed help. Prior to dinner a lovely bonfire was prepared where you could have a cocktail. The Maasai security escorted you to your tent at night to ensure safety. The meals were plentiful but you could not be provided with options for lunch or dinner because of the location and size of venue. Food was good and plentiful. Accommodation was made for dietary restrictions which they did well. The staff were very friendly and took excellent care of their visitors. A butler was assigned to take care of your personal needs. You do have to recognize, however, that these are tented facilities and do not have the amenities of a 5 star urban hotel. We absolutely would stay again and rated the experience as 5 star. What a wonderful way to experience the crater.
Outstanding camping experience!
We stayed one evening while we were visiting the ngorongoro crater. We loved the staff and service. Made the camping experience very nice. The staff went out of their way to meet our needs. Many thanks to the staff!
camping on the crater rim
We only spent one night here. It is a tented camp on the rim of the Crater, although it doesn’t have a view into the Crater. We largely chose to stay here due to the proximity to the descent road, and the fact that you are inside the guard location. However, note that you do have to go back to the guard post to check in before you can descend. These are proper safari tents, with canvas walls. While there was a flushing toilet, which worked ok but not great, the shower was a typical “talking shower,” where you ordered your hot water and it was delivered in a bucket. It definitely gets quite cool at night, but the comfortable bed and many covers kept us warm enough that we didn’t have any complaints. Food was provided in a communal tent, with everybody seated at the same long table. WiFi is only present in this communal tent, and wasn’t very good during our stay. The major challenge we had here was the noise – in tent 1, we could hear kitchen noise both after dinner and fairly early in the morning. The tents are also quite close together, and you could hear your neighbors quite clearly. The staff of the tent was noticeably friendly, even when compared to other camps, and went out of their way to help my wife (who had picked up a GI bug at the camp before this one, and wasn’t feeling great while we were here).
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