Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
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 nine spacious en-suite 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. Lemala Ngorongoro is located near the Lemala gate, just 10 minutes from the crater floor.
Day 1 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
This morning you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Karatu Region. Lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure. (LD)
Lemala Ngorongoro is located on the Eastern side of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Northern Tanzania. The tented camp lies within a wild indigenous forest on the Crater rim itself but looks out East rather than down into the Crater itself. Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate seasonal camp. The camp offers accommodation in 9 spacious canvas tents ensuring intimacy and minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. The tents can accommodate two queen beds or a king bed which have warm duvets and hot water bottles. There is a gas heater to warm up the tents in the evening, wooden flooring with rugs and 24-hour solar lighting. The roomy en-suite bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower. Each tent can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will drive into the Ngorongoro Crater descending over 600m to the floor. The crater covers over 250 sq kms of land and is the home to the rare black rhino, lion, elephant, cheetah and great herds of buffalo, antelope and wildebeest. Explore the forest areas, the lake area, where you may see flamingos, and the open savannah. A picnic lunch will be taken, before driving back late afternoon for dinner. (BLD)
Day 3 - End of Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp Stay
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred back to Arusha. (B)
Supplement flight from Lake Manyara to Arusha
Dates and Pricing
- 02 Dec 23 - 15 Dec 23 $3,085 $3,090
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
Daily departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
From start to finish our trip was incredible
From start to finish our trip was incredible.
We are a family of 7 who travelled from Sydney to Johannesburg, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and a stop over in Dubai on the way home.
Julie from Bench Africa arranged everything, from flights, meet and greet, transfers and accomodation and every single detail was covered and ran like clock work.
All up we had 12 flights, some to very remote airstrips and without fail, there was always a smiling face at the other end to meet us and transfer us to the next destination.
In Zambia we were lucky enough to stay at Baines River Camp, this place is simply amazing. From the accomodation, the food, the staff, and of course our guide Weston, everything was 5 star.
Then onto to Tanzania, we stayed at Lemala Ngorongoro Camp and Sergengeti Wilderness Camp, both were beautiful with amazingly warm and friendly staff. Its hard to believe the facilities and food they provide in such remote settings but everything was so tasty and the tents were just perfect.
Last but not least we spent 2 nights at Karen Blixen Camp in Kenya - these tents are luxurious and very well appointed. The restaurant served up a fabulous selection of meals and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a little more commercialised than what we had experienced in the other locations, but we thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to families.
Overall the entire trip was such an amazing experience for our whole family and I wouldn't change a thing.
Thankyou Bench Africa, you are an incredible team and we look forward to booking with you again.