Why We Love Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

by Sandy Salle on November 21, 2017

Probably the best thing about Lemala Ngorongoro — if you don’t count the rustic luxury, the incredible food or the amazing staff — is the quick and easy access that guests have to Ngorongoro Crater. You’re often at the bottom a full hour before the safari trucks descending from lodges and camps on the west rim.

Thanks to Lemala Ngorongoro for the photo

But the second best thing? It’s gotta be the fact that after returning from your safari drive in one of Africa’s best game-viewing areas, you can actually watch the sun set over the crater — something you definitely can’t enjoy from the other side.

An adventure that hankers back to the Golden Age of safaris in the 1920s and 30s, Lemala is definitely for those who want to get away from the crowds and immerse themselves in a camp that combines wilderness creatures and creature comforts.

Thanks to Lemala Ngorongoro for the photo

Lemala’s nine upscale guest tents are spread through a old-growth acacia forest along the eastern rim. Each is outfitted with two queen beds, sofa, writing desk, front porch seating, and spacious en-suite bathrooms with dressing area and a large “safari style” shower.

Thanks to Lemala Ngorongoro for the photo

For those cool nights in the highlands, there are also thick duvets, and the best thing about getting into bed isthe hot-water bottles. Solar power provides around-the-clock electricity.

The camp’s large Mess Tent does triple duty as a restaurant, bar and lounge area furnished with comfy sofas, board games and books on local wildlife and culture.

Thanks to Lemala Ngorongoro for the photo

If you’re not tuckered out from the game drives, Lemala’s Maasai guides are available for escorted walks along the crater rim or through the acacia forest. Walks that illuminate local flora and fauna, as well as the lifestyle and traditions of the Massai people who live alongside the wildlife in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Let Hills of Africa book your stay at Lemala and plan a safari across northern Tanzania that includes Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and Lake Manyara.

Have you been to Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater?  We’d love to hear from you – post your comments below on where you stayed and tell us about your experience.

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