Lemala Ngorongoro Camp
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25,000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of highly endangered black rhino and around a high density of lions and hyenas.
Lemala Ngorongoro Camp is an intimate camp set in an ancient acacia forest on the rim of the Crater. Ideally located as the closest camp to an access road that is lightly used, as most accommodation is on the other side of the Crater. This allows you to maximize quality game viewing time by entering the Crater first and on the quiet side of the Crater floor for magical time before other vehicles make it in to the area.
The camp offers accommodation under canvas in 8 luxury tents. Each spacious tent is fitted with a gas heater, large single or king-sized beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and the largest bucket showers in Tanzania (40 liters). The camp works closely with the local Maasai community who often provide dances and talks on Maasai life, their culture, traditions, and ceremonies.
- Separate lounge and dining with centralized bar area
- Largest bucket showers in Tanzania
- Internet access