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#29 of 40 Specialty lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Halfmanna wrote a review Aug 13
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Great surrounding on top of the crater. We got a chance to have the visite of an elephant while assembling the tents...crazy nice souvenir. Facilities were horrible : Shower - must not have been cleaned for several months Toilet - Turkish WC blocked, so I let you imagine how it looked with the s*** (literally) floating all around the rooms (same area as the shower...). And this was the case in both men and women facilities.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring some warm clothes as it freezes during the night (5degres in summer).
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wallflower69 wrote a review Jun 2022
Otterlo, The Netherlands228 contributions150 helpful votes
Be prepared for a wild night.. Friendly and not-so-friendly animals may come very close to the campsite, so enjoy the wildlife! It's on a crater that is 2000m above sea level so it is cold when the sun is down. Tip: Bring along a portable emergency thermal blanket to keep yourself warm in the tent. Also, the male toilet had hot water shower while the female toilet didn't..
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Alice S wrote a review Nov 2021
Lund, Sweden602 contributions286 helpful votes
When we arrived with safari soles africa the 5th night of our 7 day safari there were zebras munching away on the grass and elephants walking around the grounds! Quite incredible. There were more tourists here than other places but that was to be expected. We slept well and rangers kept the animals in check. Toilets and showers worked ok. Hot water shower which was very nice.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Dont leave your stuff unlocked in the tent. Other visitors had their stuff disappear. We locked...
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Ladislav wrote a review Mar 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia135 contributions77 helpful votes
classic camping site with all the facilities - toilets, showers, dining area. during our stay there was a herd of buffalos right behind the bathrooms and during the night some of them were grazing very close to the tents , in the morning then there was buffalo poop everywhere, the next day there were a lot of marabu walking around the toilets so it was quite adventurous
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: during the night trip to the toilet watch out for animals and their poop
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Niklas M wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite for one night with Angelino Adventures. The experience was incredible: Camping in the wild nature, next to Zebras, Buffalos and more was truly unique. With Angelino Adventures, we had our private driver and private chef who was cooking delicious food in the evening at the camp. Can highly recommend everyone to visit!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Booking with Angelino Adventures and was super happy.
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nihal k wrote a review Nov 2019
Istanbul, Turkey113 contributions69 helpful votes
When we drove into the campsite an elephant and her baby greeted us. They were drinking water from the tank. There was a marabu walking under the giant tree rising in the center of the camp site. While we were dining, zebras also did a few meters away. At night many of them were around our tent, still dining. Being so close to the animals was very nice as we were cool and adventurous enough. It was November and the campsite was not over-crowded. There were enough sockets in the kitchen to charge our batteries (You might need an adaptor in Tanzania. Don't forget to check). Toilets can be said to be clean. There was a free wi-fi but not so strong. You can watch the landscape of the lovely crater if you get close to the bushes but you'd better avoid this after it gets dark.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Blue79 wrote a review Sep 2019
Tamworth, Australia24 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed for one night en route into the crater while on safari. The campsite is the only public campsite on the crater rim, and was justifiably crowded. It also got quite cold overnight (which I was prepared for). The facilities were fine for camping, although some people on our tour struggled with the showers (most of them were plumbed the wrong way around - which came to be known as the "left-handed plumber"). Even had some wildlife in the camp in the evening.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Yanversusnature wrote a review May 2019
New York City, New York109 contributions77 helpful votes
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We stayed here on the 2nd night of our three day safari and were quite pleased with the camp in general. First off, it is right on the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lawn for tents is nicely manicured (as much as they can be for a national park) and the area is enclosed by dark, lush trees. We went in the shoulder season, so there were probably 15-20 other tents on the lawn. I would imagine that in high season, there are 2-3 times more tents, so you might feel a little crunched later in the season. Be prepared to be sleeping 4-5 feet away from the tent next to you (which isn't bad if you're neighbors are tired...my neighbors, however, were fighting in Russian at 4am). Anyway, there is a large building for dining, which is pretty basic. There are a few sinks and mirrors in the building, as well as plugs so you can charge your electronics. There is also wifi! The connection was a bit spotty (probably from so many people trying to log on), but wifi while camping is a nice bonus as it is, so spotty wifi was fine. The bathrooms were...average. The best part is that the showers have hot water (!), but, the bathroom in general appeared to be poorly maintained. There were four sinks, four toilets and two showers. At night, the stars were really incredible to look at, and aside from my neighbor's romantic quarreling, I really slept quite well. We woke up to gnawing, and when I opened the tent door, there were two huge buffalos ten feet away from my tent. I would definitely not go to the bathroom alone at night for this reason, but my husband found the buffalos to be amazing and followed them around with his go-pro (I know, super unsafe; I agree!). A quick warning: We camped here in the beginning of May, and the night and morning were quite chilly. The safari ride down to the crater itself in the morning was super cold (mostly because the windows were open). If you tend to get cold, I would pack a sweater, a light coat, and even a warm hat. My husband was fine with a light coat and a thin shirt, but I was pretty freezing at times. All in all, I really enjoyed camping here. It's very simple, but that's what camping is supposed to be, right?
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anirban Saha wrote a review Mar 2019
Germany143 contributions61 helpful votes
This campsite is probably the most beautiful one. Serengeti has a number of public campsites so each campsite is not very crowded however, this is apparently the only public campsite of Ngorongoro and is extremely crowded. In the dinner area we couldn't even hear ourselves because of numerous people talking at the top of their voices. And to make it worse, there is Wifi in the campsite and everyone is hooked onto their phones instead of enjoying the place. The facilities are top for a campsite and we enjoyed our time here. Beware of the animal dung all throughout the campsite !!!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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laitammy wrote a review Feb 2019
Singapore, Singapore50 contributions8 helpful votes
Loved the wild animals that roamed around the tents. Buffaloes chomping loudly and some odd growling sounds in the middle of the night made it a memorable campsite. Toilets and showers were insufficient for the number of people (around 30 tents) that particular night we stayed. Did not manage to get hot shower. Dining was in cookhouse for our group of 17 people, so we couldn't quite sit during dinner and breakfast since we used the prep table (waist height).
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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