Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate seasonal camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater next to the quiet Lemala access route. The camp offers accommodation under canvas in only 8 luxury tents and 1 family tent (accommodating 4 to 5 guests) to ensure seclusion in a pristine forest environment.
Each spacious tent is outfitted with a gas heater, large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hr solar lighting, and en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower. House alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and laundry are included.
The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, book and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. In the evening, guests gather around the campfire for sundowners before retiring for dinner under chandeliers hosted by the camp manager. The camp works closely with the local Masai community who often provide a talk on the Conservation area or the Masai community. Guests enjoy the opportunity to interact with the Masai.
Lemala’s major advantage over any other accommodation is the quick and easy access into the crater which maximizes game viewing and avoids the morning crater traffic. Game viewing from the camp can start as early as 6.15am and it only takes 15 minutes to descend to the floor – the scenery is stunning and the wildlife abundant. Very often game drives are taken in solitude for nearly 2 hours in the best morning light before the traffic builds up. Lemala guests thus enjoy longer and significantly higher quality game drives.
The other advantage is the close proximity to Ol Moti and Empakaai craters for optional walks with an armed ranger and the Masai.
For special occasions, Lemala can also organize optional private lunches inside the crater or breakfast with the Masai.
Lemala offers great charm and luxury in a delightful prime location on the crater rim. It is perhaps the most intimate way to experience the crater’s splendours. Don’t miss this delightful seasonal camp facing a lovely forest filled with sounds of wildlife, birds and the bells of Masai cattle.
Lemala Ngorongoro can be booked on an exclusive basis.
OPEN: All year except April and May
SIZE: 8 Luxury tents and 1 family tent. Each luxury tent can accommodate triple. Family tent can accommodate 4 to 5 guests.