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
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!
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.
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.
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?…