A friend and I stayed one night there. The setting is pleasant, the tents have an elegant rustic feel, some tents (but not ours) had a nice view on a forested slope with animals (elephants). However the ride to the camp was extremely bumpy for an hour and it wasn't worth it. The place was very cold at night, with no spare comforters, and management never informed us on how to call for help at night. That is a very serious problem in a place where wild animals roam around at night and you can't walk out on your own. Also, when we arrived, they had lost one of our reservations. They told us to sit outside while they were looking and simply forgot to tell us anything, they just kept us waiting. Finally, the food was very mediocre, it felt like being at camp as a kid with Maggi soup and hardened steak. Next time I would probably rather stay in Karatu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful tented camp at the edge of the Ngorongoro Tropical Forest.Enjoy romantic sun downers or twilight dinners on your veranda with theastonishing landscape views of the dense forest. Watch wildlife, likeelephants, roaming through the forest, hear the lions roar and listen to the magical sounds of the tropical night.The camp is set a 10 kilometer scenic drive away from the main road leading from the bustling commercial center of Karatu town to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. The camp is located on a highland coffee plantation at an altitude of 1,800 m, directly bordering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA). Forest Crater Tented Camp is operated as a small scale eco-friendly camp with 15 luxury tented rooms, on highly raised platforms with magnificent views over the Ngorongoro Forest. The rooms are spacious, stylishly furnished and have en-suite bathrooms with a hot shower and flush toilet. There is even an African-style fire pot in every room, to keep warm in those chilly upland nights. In the morning you will wake up to the sounds of the awakening forest, when the nocturnal wildlife makes way for a mistily rising sunlight. Rise and shine for a new day…Staying at Crater Forest Tented Camp will be an experience you'll never forget. ... more less
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