Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Situated just in the crater the location of this lovely little safari camp is perfect. It is the closest camp to the crater floor which means guests can get down onto the Crater floor and on a game drive before anyone else.

The tents are tucked away in a ancient acacia forest in a quiet location so the camp is incredibly peaceful. It does not have the spectacular views of some other camps but its easy access makes it a great choice. It is also a seasonal camp meaning it is dismantled at the end of the season and has a low environmental impact on both the land and the wildlife.

Nearby Attractions

Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area

Similar Properties

Lemala Ewanjan, Lemala Kuria Hills, Lemala Ndutu


Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp


A small and friendly camp, there are only 9 tents in this luxury mobile tented safari camp, including 1 family tent. The tents contain two queen beds with snug duvets and hot water bottles. They 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.

The mess tent is beautifully located and fashionably fitted with traditional sofas, period lamps, crammed bookshelves and corner cabinets in old wood. The traditional explorer theme is reinforced with travellers trunks and local rugs on the floors. In the evenings there is a camp fire to sit around an enjoy a pre-dinner drink before moving to the mess tent of a delicious meal.



The camp is the perfect base to explore the Ngorongoro Crater from. This UNESCO site is now a National Park but 100 years ago it was a private ranch and home to a German family. Its still possible to see the stone foundations of the old ranch house on the floor of the Crater. The Crater rim made what must have been the more impressive boundary fence for any property anywhere! It is the unique and breathtaking scenery that makes this place a must visit on any Tanzania itinerary. It is unlike anywhere else on earth. And then down in the Crater itself is a garden of Eden filled with incredible wildlife.

The game viewing is exceptional, with rare rhinos protected by the Parks geography, hippos in a small marsh and a large pride of well-fed lions. Despite the steep sides elephants come and go but are usually there, accompanied by over 20,000 other mammals!

Safaris featuring this property

8 days
From £ 3530
Lemala: Crater & Plains (NORTH)

Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater and track the Great Migration in the Serengeti (June - November)

8 days
From £ 3575
Lemala: Crater & Plains (SOUTH)

Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater and track the Spring Migration in the Serengeti between January and March.