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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2015

An amazing drive from Arusha to the camp with hassle free processing through the Crater gates. Fabulous welcome into our home away from home. So cozy, it does get cold at night and the blankets and books and games made it difficult to leave the main tent to go to your room. Bucket showers, flush toilets, slightly too hard beds...

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Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

Oh what a lovely review and I just so love how you finished it off. You could not have put it more perfectly. Don't be serious, relax, dance to the drums and take a piece of Africa home with you engraved on your heart - it is what we always say. I believe the best saying I ever read was...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I spent 1 night here with friends as part of a 6 night safari graduation present. The tents were spacious and made for a comfortable stay. The personalised postcards on each bed were a lovely touch. Despite the cold outside the heaters meant tents were lovely and warm. The food far exceeded my expectations. Waking up to a hot drink...

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Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and am delighted you had such a great stay wit us and so thank you very much for sharing and hope you will visit again. Warm regards Veronica

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Lemala is located on the crest of the Ngorongoro Crater and the drive through the jungle to the camp is quite spectacular. Baboons greet you as you enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Our tent was a triple and held three double beds, nightstands, a sofa, coffee table, desk and chair, and two storage chests, plus the attached bathroom. It was...

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Veronica O, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and am delighted you had such a great stay wit us and so thank you very much for sharing and i hope yo have wonderful memories of your trip to Tanzania to share with everyone back home. Warm regards

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Enjoyed most aspects of Lemala excepting the cold and the fact that the rooms were not heated and could have been warmed up in the morning. Think that a better job could have been done. The staff was excellent as was the food. We enjoyed Bush TV and chatting with the other guests. We had a good nature hike and...

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. As you know, we do heat the rooms up in the evenings before you retire and normally in the morning when tea and coffee is delivered to your rooms your room attendant would ask if you would like the heater put on so thank you so much for bringing this to our attention...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The place was really something beautiful!! The tents have everything one would need! It is pretty cool were they are settle! The staff is so helpful and nice! There's nothing you really can miss in a place like this! You had everything, the trees, the animals, the silence !! And the crater is magical!! A most if you are going...

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you had a wonderful stay with us and agree that Ngorongoro is a place not to be missed. have a wonderful weekend. warm regards Veronica

Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I recently spent a night at Lemala Ngorongoro as I was scouting new properties in Tanzania. After a day spent in the crater, it was lovely to have the camp so close by to our exit (which makes for longer drives in the afternoons and mornings). The camp management and staff were extremely friendly and attentive and ensured all my...

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our special little place and I am delighted you had a wonderful time with us and that you felt well looked after. The team was so pleased to see your feedback and hope that should you be back that you will stay with us again. I hope the rest of...

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This was such a lovely camp set right up on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater tucked away in the forest. You do not even know you are there until your car stops and suddenly someone appears with hot towel and drink. The camp is small with the tents tucked away under the trees. The service was excellent with great...

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and for taking the time to share on trip advisor. The team at camp just love seeing the great feedback and really appreciate it. I am delighted you had a wonderful stay with us and hope the rest of your trip was wonderful and that you have great memories to share with...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We stayed at the Lemala tented camp a few weeks ago as we did our 8 day safari for our honeymoon. We had previously come from the Four Seasons in the Serengeti and were looking forward to a real tent experience at the rim of the crater. When we got there, i'll admit we were nervous since we're not really...

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for such an amazing feedback of our camp in Ngorongoro. I am delighted the team attended to all your needs and lit the fire in the morning for the sunrise. The hot water bottles are a welcome delight and I do hope you will visit us again. Warm regards Veronica

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We had the pleasure to stay at the Lemala Ngorongoro which is INSIDE the Ngorongoro crater and had the best permanent camping experience while in Tanzania. We arrived from a day of game driving and were received like kings, we had the first night to ourselves which was great, the service was superb and the staff were very polite and...

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, responded to this review

That was such a pleasure to read. So many wonderful compliments that really truly makes our job worth while. I am so pleased you had a great stay with us. I know those hot water bottles really are a welcome relief from the cold air outside :) I hope the rest of your trip was equally fantastic. Warm regards Veronica

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Staying at Lemala Ngorongoro was a wonderful experience! Everything from the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, to the cleanliness of the rooms, and the superb restaurant quality food was amazing. I would definitely recommend this camp for anyone looking for a genuine, comfortable, and relaxing experience, and wanting to be close to the crater floor ( a 5 min....

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Thank you for the wonderful praises that the team in Ngorongoro were delighted to read. You are right - it does get a bit chilly so some warm clothes is great but sitting around a fire, exchanging stories and listening to the African bush sounds ensures this to be a truly authentic experience. Hope the rest of your trip in...

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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 

Additional Information about Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Address: Ngorongoro Crater Rim, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: $574 - $1,246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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