Overview of Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is one of the world’s most unusual wildlife destinations. Its walls are the unbroken caldera of an ancient volcano and, over the course of millennia, the minerals on the crater floor left from the last eruption created an extremely fertile soil that supports plenty of grazing for plains game.

The lush grassland attracted as many animals as could make the journey over its steep rim and today, Ngorongoro is home to 30 000 mammals, most of which never leave its protected paradise. As a result, the Crater offers some of the best game viewing in Africa, including zebra, eland, elephant and a parade of predators, from jackals and hyenas to leopards and lions. It’s not unusual to see all members of the Big 5 in a single day.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in the Crater’s rim valley, close to the access road that leads to the crater floor. This is an authentic tented camp with spacious tents, each with an en suite bathroom. In addition to superb and varied game viewing, you can also have a cultural encounter in a traditional Maasai village. Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp offers a classic tented experience where wildlife and scenic beauty are the central attractions.


Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

Sanctuary Retreats selects projects based on their potential to create long-lasting relationships with the communities in the areas in which they operate. Their goal is to identify and sponsor long-term, viable and self-sustaining projects that will have the support of the staff and visitors. The projects are all collaborative. They work closely with the local communities to determine their needs and improve their well-being.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in the rim valley of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Excellent game viewing with professional guides
  • Spacious tents with en suite bathrooms
  • A unique and scenic natural environment
  • Cultural encounters in a traditional village
4x4 Drives

4x4 Drives

Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Game drives

Game drives

Rooms at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • NgorongoroCraterCamp-UpperLevelBedroom
  • NgorongoroCraterCamp-UpperLevelBedroom-Deck/Patio

    Luxury Tent

    All the rooms are spacious safari tents, each with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, flush toilet and running water. Each tent also has a hairdryer, room safe and mosquito net over the comfortable bed.

    General Facilities

    Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp prides itself on offering an authentic African safari for guests who thrive in the great outdoors and love immersing themselves in nature without manmade distractions. The camp is equipped with separate dining, lounge and bar tents, as well as a laundry service, and happily accepts children over the age of 6.



    Laundry service

    Laundry service



    Mess dining tent

    Mess dining tent


    Meals take place in the dining tent or outside under the acacia trees. Expect wholesome, home-style food and a fully stocked bar.


    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Emma Hill

    Emma Hill

    African Safari Expert

    I love the authentic safari tent experience that still offers elements of luxury, even better this fairly new camp is located on the rim of the crater, and is the perfect option for the discerning traveller wanting to stay in an intimate tented camp. Enjoy being one of the first to descend to the Crater floor for your game drives and soak up the personalised service and fine hospitality offered

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