Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate, seasonal camp set in an ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater next to the quiet Lemala access route directly to the crater floor. The camp is stunningly beatiful and the guest tents are nestled amongst the Fever Trees.
The camp offers accommodation under canvas in only 8 luxury tents (accommodating 16 to 20 guests) and 1 family tent (accommodating 4 to 5 guests), which ensures seclusion in a pristine forest environment.
Each spacious tent is fitted with a gas heater, large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower. House alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and laundry are included.
The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, book shelves and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. In the evening, guests gather around the campfire for sundowners before dining under chandeliers, which is hosted by the camp manager.
The camp works closely with the local Masai community who often provide dances and talks on Masai life, their cultures, traditions and ceremonies. Guests enjoy the opportunity to interact with the Masai, learning more about their traditional lifestyles.
Lemala’s major advantage over any other accommodation in this area is the quick and easy access into the crater, which maximizes game viewing opportunities. Game drives from the camp may start as early as 6.15am and it only takes 15 minutes to descend onto the crater floor, the scenery is breath-taking and the wildlife abundant.
The other advantage of this location is its close proximity to Ol Moti and Empakai craters, which offer beautiful landscapes and scenery.
Walks from the camp into the forest and along the crater rim together with an armed ranger and the Masai gives guests spectacular panoramas of the crater and an insight into the forest dwelling animals.
Lemala camps also offer private hot lunches inside the crater or breakfast with the Masai on request. Lemala Tented Camp offers great charm and luxury in a delightful location on the crater rim.
- OPEN: All year except April and May
NEAREST AIRSTRIP: Manyara - approximately 2.5 hours' drive
SIZE: 8 Luxury tents and 1 family tent. Each luxury tent can accommodate triple. The family tent can accommodate 2 adults and 2 to 3 children.
MIN AGE - 6 Yrs