I stayed here 2 nights around Christmas. This camp is in the first gate down to the Crater and as the other access road down is closed for repair, if you stay here you basically are guaranteed to be first into the crater in the morning. This is a big plus as is the atmosphere at the camp. The views from the camp are limited and while the tents are new, this will be nothing like staying at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in terms of luxury. On the other hand, it's a lot less expensive. WHat a camp like this gives you with its communal dinners and atmosphere though is special. When we left all the staff took a picture with us - it was like they all were friends. I thought the service here was slightly better than Lemala Ndutu but Ndutu was special in terms of the location. The tents are new and slightly smaller than those at Ndutu.
Other than descending into the Crater there are not that many shorter activities in the area (there are some day trips further afield) so be prepared to spend time relaxing or reading in camp if you come back early from the Crater or arrive in the camp early the day before.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LEMALA NGORONGORO is an intimate camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater, next to the quiet Lemala access route. The camp has 12 spacious canvas tents to ensure intimacy and minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. The tents accommodate two queen beds with winter weight duvets and hot water bottles. The tents are warmed in the evenings by a gas heater, ensuring a cosy night's sleep. The roomy en-suite bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lemala Ngorongoro Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area