Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

This secluded tented camp is set in an ancient acacia forest on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rarely-used Lemala access route into the reserve.

There are just 9 mosquito-proof canvas-covered suites set on timber plinths at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, each containing two queen beds with cosy duvets, gas heaters and oversized ensuite bathrooms.

The central mess area is designed for guests to mingle, with generous sofas, plush rugs and a campfire around which safari experiences can be shared. There is also a softly lit dining area and bar, where guests can enjoy delicious meals, pre and post dinner drinks.

The key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is its privileged access to the crater. No time is wasted travelling, as vehicles can reach the floor within 10 to 15 minutes giving guests a full hour’s head start over everyone else in the morning. Walks are also possible into the forest along the crater rim, accompanied by an armed ranger and a Maasai.

Location

How to get to Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

The closest airstrip to Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is Manyara, around 2 hours’ drive away.

Activities at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

  • Game drives within the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bush dining and sundowner drinks
  • Dedicated Lemala Cubs kids’ program

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp Highlights

  • An evocative tented camp with unrivalled access to the Ngorongoro Crater floor
  • Private and intimate, with only 9 guest suites
  • Ideal for families with children
  • Exciting game drives with excellent photographic opportunities
  • Guided walks along the crater rim

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What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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