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Set close to the Crater rim in an area rarely used by other vehicles but about five to ten minutes from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, Lemala Ngorongoro not only offers an intimate and secluded experience but also delivers a great safari experience. 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.

Lemala Ngorongoro is a fantastic option for groups of friends or family travelling together as well as couples and individuals hoping for thrilling Big-5 safari experiences in an iconic destination. The camp's proximity to the lesser-used Lemala crater access road allows for a crucial ten to fifteen minutes on the crater floor before the crowds, making it a great option for keen photographers searching for the best light conditions at uncrowded sightings.


  • Intimate, luxury tented camp - only nine 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


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Scenic drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Picnics
  • Sundowners
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.
Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

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Two Bedroom Suite

Perfect for friends or family travelling together, the two bedroom tented suite combines two spacious bedrooms connected by a comfortable shared lounge in which you can enjoy sundowners or morning coffee together. Each bedroom is similar to the standard tent with two queen-size beds and an en-suite bathroom.

Standard Tent

Lemala Ngorongoro's spacious and comfortable tents accommodate two queen-size beds, or one king-size bed and are furnished with little luxuries like warm winter-weight duvets, hot water bottles and gas heaters to ensure a cosy night’s sleep, as the Ngorongoro Crater rim does get quite cool at night.

The en-suite bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet and safari bucket shower. Soak in the beautiful leafy green views from the comfortably furnished deck nestled amongst a grove of sacred acacia trees.


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 share stories about their culture and traditions.


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

General facilities

  • Solar power
  • Wi-fi available
  • Laundry service
  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $750
2022-11-01 — 2022-11-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $540
2022-12-01 — 2022-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $635
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-05 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $750
2023-01-06 — 2023-01-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $635
2023-02-01 — 2023-02-28 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $750
2023-03-01 — 2023-05-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $540
2023-06-01 — 2023-06-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $720
2023-07-01 — 2023-09-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $860
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $720
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $610
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-05 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $860
2024-01-06 — 2024-02-29 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $720
2024-03-01 — 2024-05-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $610

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

Lemala Ngorongoro

Paul Harris

"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."

Kathy Knaggs

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 th at the staff in each place were very friendly and helpful to us.
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