On the Ngorongoro edge

Located in an old acacia forest on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The camp provides quick and easy access to the crater floor, an area renowned for a high concentration of game and amazing Big 5 sightings. 

The crater floor is only a 10/15-minute drive away from the gate, meaning that Lemala guests usually arrive about an hour before other visitors in the morning. This is especially useful for photographers, who need the golden morning light. Enjoy plenty of game drives in the crater as well as guided walks in the acacia forest or along the crater’s rim. Along with the Big 5, look out for hyena, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, jackal, bat-eared foxes, Grant's and Thompson's gazelle, and plenty of birds.

Nine en-suite tents are on offer, each equipped with two queen-size beds, winter duvets, hot water bottles, and gas heaters. The mess tent has a lounge, dining area, and bar, complete with large comfortable sofas and bookshelves. Dusk summons chats around the campfire followed by a hearty dinner. 


  • Located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area — a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Quick and easy access to the crater floor
  • Amazing game-viewing area and Big 5 sightings are common 
  • Guided walks in the forest and along the crater rim are available 
  • Delicious meals provided


Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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  • En-suite Facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Game Drives

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From $511 per person per night
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