We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A very well positioned camp”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 February 2014

This camp was a good one for the start of our safari holiday. The tents are well equipped, good bucket showers, and well equipped. It is sad there is no view from the tents or the sitting out area. The food was not nearly as good as our Nomad camps. The first night the beef was pretty inedible - tho a Dutch guest did manage to eat his and 2 of his friends!! The staff were fine but when you only stay 2 nights it is hard for them to make any real contact with guests. Breakfast was better. The best thing about this camp is the position, making it a good place for crater access in the morning.

Room Tip: all the same
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank halftidy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thank you so much for your recent review. We have taken on board your thoughts on the food and are already actioning this. Whilst we cannot understand quite what happened during your stay with us it is important tthat our guests leave delightfully happy and so take your comments very seriously and look forward to your return to experience the difference.

I hope the rest of your trip was wonderful.

Warm regards


Veronica Otter

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (170)
There are newer reviews for Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

94 - 100 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 4 February 2014

We booked this trip for location, and it certainly has that, but there are many, many other reasons we loved it. The setting is in a beautiful, peaceful flat top acacia forest. Tents have everything you need but are basic - we grew to love the bucket showers and the voice asking if the temperature was good from outside the tent. The staff is the nicest, most genuinely welcoming we found and really makes the experience. The birthday song and cake for my husband really put this one over the top. AND we were the last ones out of the crater on day 1 and first ones in on day two - priceless!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank MelloB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

What a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time. So pleased the cake went down a treat and being in the location we are first in and last out of the crater is such a bonus.

The talking showers continue to be a highlight of our guests stay and have become a talking point of many a guest to arrive.

I hope you had a great trip back and if we can be of any further help, do let us know.

Warm regards


Veronica Otter

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This tented camp (on the ridge of the Crater and close to the entrance to the Park) is in the forest and just what you need after a day in the hot, dusty Crater. The accommodations, customer service, food, etc. were outstanding!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank sandy r
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thank you so much for posting your review of the Ngorongoro. It truly is a magical forest and such an advantage being so close to the rim. I am delighted that your stay was perfect and look forward to hopefully hosting you again.

Warm regards


Veronica Otter

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Liked the free liquor, rooms were so bit and kindly decorated. We loved the hot water bottles and all the little details that were paid attention to.

So grateful our guide ate with us - lovely.

But with the bucket shower and the lack of wildlife viewing, was not worth the pretty big expense.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank FraserCarrie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thank you so much for reviewing our property. The hot water bottles are a delight and very popular with our guests. I am sorry to hear about wildlife viewing experience as often it is regarded as very good but hopefully the rest of your trip in Tanzania was fabulous.

Kind Regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 October 2013

As other have mentioned this is camping at it's best. Solid tents with wood floors, beautiful furniture, beds and bathroom. Location is very close to the crater so you definitely are able to arrive early and enjoy the crater with very few other tourists. It is a tent though and you can hear the wildlife at night.
The extra features that we enjoyed were the appetizers and beverages around the fire before the evening meal. It was nice after a day of Safari to relax with a glass of wine and some snacks and share the days events with other travelers. The large family style dining table in the eating tent was also a nice change from typical hotel dining. The food was excellent and the experience overall was a very enjoyable one.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Adelle58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lemala C, General Manager at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Dear Adelle58

Thank you for your wonderful comments about Lemala Ngorongoro. Apart from being within touching distance of the crater floor and having game drives with the crater as the sole attraction in the area, Ngorongoro offers much more than this.
Enjoy a guided walk with the Masai Chief's son as he reveals the secrets of the ancient forests. He will teach about the medicinal properties of the plants which grow in the area. You will also witness breath-taking vistas of the crater on the walk. You can also visit the local Masai to see how they live or go on a picnic to Empakai Crater - another intriguing place to explore which is just one short hour's drive though the beautiful basins and valleys which make up the Ngorongoro Highlands landscape.

Thanks again for posting and I wish you safe and fun travels.

Tom Yule

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We stayed here last month and while the camp itself was very nice, the location is unbeatable. It's literally at the entrance to the crater so you can be there when the park opens and beat the crowds to have the crater to yourself for about an hour. It was raining when we stayed there so the rooms were a little chilly but they have wonderful gas heaters in your tent and the staff worked very hard to provide us with hot showers despite the rain and cold. Hot water bottles inn the bed at night made for a cozy sleep. Food was very good as well.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Adventurers99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lemala C, General Manager at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

Dear Adventurers99

Thank you so much for your favourable comments about Lemala Ngorongoro. We are happy that you had an enjoyable stay with us. As you have so rightly pointed out, our location is unbeatable. Being tucked into an ancient forest on the crater rim also gives our camp a mystical ambience and of course the icing on the cake is being inside the gate and having just a seven minute drive down onto the crater floor. Our guests can leave when they like without having to go through any gate procedures and proceed to the floor of the crater at their leisure. They enjoy extended game viewing opportunities without the crowds.

Thanks again for posting. I wish you safe travels and fun adventures.

Tom Yule

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed 2 nights here. This camp is in an amazing location, inside the entrance to the crater, which gives you the advantage of getting to the crater floor ahead of the crowds. The staff were excellent. The tents were great, beds were very comfortable. Tents include wooden floors, a bathroom area with flush toilet, sink with running water and a shower. The shower is on request. They bring the hot water to fill the shower bag and hoist it above the tent to provide the shower water. You let them know if the temperature is good and if you need more water. The tents are lit with solar-powered lights that are charged during the day.
Food was great, with excellent preparation, quantity and variety. Meals were served in a nice dining tent/lounge tent. Evening drinks and snacks were provided while sitting around the fire.
The higher elevation makes this camp cooler than others, so each tent also has a propane heater, which the staff light in the evenings. When they stop by for your wake-up call in the morning, they offer to come in and start the heater before you get out of bed. To keep you warm at night, they place a couple of hot water bottles in the bed. It was a very nice touch, and the heat lasted through the entire night. It was a great experience and one of our favorite camps on this trip.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Steven W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lemala C, General Manager at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013

Dear SteveinCH

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor about your stay at Lemala Ngorongoro. One of the many great things about our camp is its location. Guests staying at Lemala Ngorongoro can be first on the crater floor in the morning and have an extended time enjoying this world wonder before other vehicles start arriving. As you have rightly stated, the camp is located on the crater rim (2332 meters ASL) and does get cold so warm clothing is necessary. All tents are heated and boast the warmest down or hollow fibre duvets. Hot water bottles are waiting in the beds when guests snuggle in for the night.

Thanks again for posting and I wish you safe and fun travels

Regards

Tom Yule

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ngorongoro Conservation Area
0.0 mi away
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
#1 of 36 in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
423 reviews
0.0 mi away
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp
#14 of 120 in Serengeti National Park
227 reviews
0.0 mi away
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge
#17 of 120 in Serengeti National Park
221 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
#6 of 36 in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
1,188 reviews
0.0 mi away
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
#8 of 36 in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
1,597 reviews
0.0 mi away
The Manor at Ngorongoro
The Manor at Ngorongoro
#4 of 36 in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
320 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Address: Ngorongoro Crater Rim, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: £362 - £2,238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Jovago.com so you can book your Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lemala Ngorongoro Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing