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Lemala Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Make sure that you stay at Lemala Ngorongoro when you take your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Tanzania and you won’t just be visiting the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll be living on its very rim, in the cool shade of an ancient acacia forest. You’ll be sleeping in a modern safari tent with canvas walls – all the better to let in the sounds of the wildlife going about their nocturnal perambulations. And during the day you’ll be taking game drives across the floor of the crater itself, in the pursuit of Ngorongoro lion, leopard, wildebeest, rhino, buffalo, hippo, elephants and zebra.

You’ll also have an unrivalled opportunity to meet the local Masaai, to learn about their customs, their traditional way of life, their colourful dances and fascinating ceremonies.

Lemala Ngorongoro, at a glance

  • Seasonal safari camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Just nine, state-of-the-art canvas tents, pitched in an established acacia forest
  • Sense of adventure and being ‘at one’ with nature
  • Wooden flooring and 24 hour solar power
  • King- or two queen-sized beds
  • En suite bathrooms including large safari-style showers and dressing areas
  • Gas heaters and sumptuous duvets
  • Excellent food served in the main tent complete with chandelier, lounge, sofas and library

For leisure and pleasure

  • Just 10-15 minutes drive from the crater floor
  • Perfect position to be first into the crater at day break
  • Early starts give priority views and wonderful light for photography
  • Close to Ol Moti and Empaki craters
  • Escorted forest walks
  • Cultural visits to Masaai village and cultural centre
  • Top of the rim adventure treks
  • Wide variety of wildlife and vast diversity of birdlife
  • Campfire cocktails
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  • We have travelled with TUTC six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. We had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble.

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    DN, August 2020