Set on the crater rim in an area rarely used by other vehicles but just five minutes from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, Lemala Ngorongoro not only offers an intimate and secluded experience but delivers a great safari too. The communal areas have been designed to make you feel at home: lounge around on large sofas, choose a book from the book corner, or just admire the beauty of the area.

Guests are encouraged to dine communally with a nature expert and there'll be plenty to talk about: guests can experience amazing crater floor game viewing all year round in one of the best Big 5 reserves in East Africa. And after your drive, take a walk with a Maasai warrior in the forests that cover the rim of the crater to get stunning views and a chance to spot a different set of animals.


  • Intimate, luxury tented camp - only 8 tents
  • Set in an Acacia grove just off the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Big 5 game drives on crater floor - get first morning entry for the least crowded and best game experience
  • Guided walks with Maasai warriors

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Included in the mess tent is a communal lounge area of comfy couches and chairs and a bookshelf of old and new classics to keep you entertained.

The evenings at Lemala are filled with performances by the local Maasai community who dance, sing and give talks about their culture and traditions.

General Facilities

    Bucket showers
    Wi-fi available
    Laundry service


At Lemala Ngorongoro, delicious international and local meals are served alfresco under the starry skies or in the large mess tent under the glow of beautiful chandeliers.

Luxury Tent

Lemala Ngorongoro consists of only eight tents to ensure a private and exclusive experience. Each tent has either two large single beds or a king-size bed, and comes complete with a private bathroom featuring a flush toilet and large bucket shower plus a separate dressing area.


Other Room Types

There is a family tent at Lemala Ngorongoro which has the same amenities as the luxury tents but can accommodate up to five guests.


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Scenic drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Cultural tours
  • Picnics
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $665 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2018 $665 Game Package
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018 $505 Game Package
  • 01 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $665 Game Package
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $420 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $505 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $665 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $420 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Lemala in the Ngorongoro was perhaps the most rustic but also the most "bush feeling" being a mobile camp. Everything was so efficient for a truly bush camp we absolutely loved it.

    Paul Harris, September 2011
  • In truth, we really enjoyed the camping experience, because of the happy hours around the campfire before dinner. The happy hour gave us a chance to meet with other tourists, exchange stories with each other and enjoy a dinner together. We thought that the staff in each place were very friendly and helpful to us.

    Kathy Knaggs, January 2010

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"The only mobile tented camp on the crater rim giving you that real 'bush feeling'! The heaters in the tents and the hot water bottle in the beds gives it a very homely feeling."



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Lemala in the Ngorongoro was perhaps the most rustic but also the most "bush feeling" being a mobile camp. Everything was so efficient for a truly bush camp we absolutely loved it.

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