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The views were great,to be able to see the crater pm and am were a bonus.A little walk around the campsite showed us humans were not the only campers. At dusk a group of zebras strolled through and I also heard them at dawn.However the show stopper were the elephants in the morni
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The camping area is full with grass, very comfortable sleeping on. There is dinning area with electricity including sockets for charging. Bathroom + showers (sometimes even hot water) are good. Zebras and buffalos are wandering through the camp. There are park rangers (armed) dur
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Although it gets extremely chilly at night but the experience of hearing zebras grazing gracefully outside your tent is amazing, or is it the view of the crater below or the beautiful view of the sunrise in the morning. Whatever it is the camp is sure to give you a lasting memory
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It's a public camp on the rim of the crater so it does get chilly at night and the facilities are ok but not amazing, some hot water, communal areas and toilet paper at night but not in the morning. However, the best thing about the camp is the surprise visitors in our case Zebra
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Simba Campsite is located at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Even though it is public campsite, it has decent facilities. The area is quiet big and sometimes during the day you can find Zebra's in the site.
Things you must carry if you are planning to camp here:
-Headlamp(it gets
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Does anybody know how to book or contact the Simba Campsite? For some reason I can’t book thru any online booking site or get any contact details either.
I heard that they were run by the Nat Parks themselves but can’t confirm that . There was also a payment booth at the entry but no one in attendance when we arrived . Try the NP office at the entrance - hope this helps .
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How were the mosquitos?
I didn't notice any mosquitos or biting insects. There are however wild animals that roam through the site, particularly at night so take a torch and move carefully when leaving your tent. We encountered buffalo, and two of the ugly 5...warthogs and marabou storks. Don't ignore the warnings about temperature at night, it really can be bitterly cold so ensure you have layers and your operator provides an all-season sleeping bag and not a summer one.
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Hi We are self driving from RSA and need to spend 1 night on the Simba camp site. We have roof top tents. Is there an area for vehicles to set up camp ? thanks Gaby
Hi We are doing a self-drive Safari and I would like to know how to book a night at Simba A Campsite. Does anyone know how to do it? I can't find it anywhere! Thanks
Sorry we did it as part of an organised tour. It appears there were only organised tours when we were there. Could you contact one of them to ask? It is avert informal camp....no electricity etc so maybe it is just a turn up type affair???
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Bonjour, J’a Savoir s’il est possible d’obtenir des couvertures ou de louer un sac de couchage pour 1 nuit? Merci Susan
"Bring a torch and watch were you are going at night"
"get in early"
"Get there early to avoid sleeping on zebra poop - or bring a shovel?"
"Pitch your tent in a central area. When crowded, the noise from the cooks and drivers can keep you awake if you are nearer the dining area."
TanzaniaArusha RegionNgorongoro Conservation Area
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