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Experience the magic of much more than just the crater floor from this remote, luxury camp.

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The Ngorongoro Crater is often considered to be one of the busiest and most crowded areas on a safari to northern Tanzania. Entamanu Ngorongoro aims to provide an off-the-beaten-track retreat and a way to experience the Ngorongoro of old. It sits on the remote north-western corner of the crater rim, only accessible by its own road, which itself gives spectacular views of the southern Serengeti in one direction and the crater floor to the other. In fact, it is the only lodge in the region which can claim a view of the sunrise over the crater and of the sunset in the Serengeti.

The footprint of the camp can be divided in two, with seven rooms at Entamanu Ngorongoro and four rooms belonging to Entamanu Private which can be only be booked exclusively with a minimum of six adults.

As well carving out a remote location on the increasingly busy crater rim, the activities on offer from Entamanu are geared towards discovery and authenticity. Most people will stay at the camp to visit the crater floor and this is accessed by the nearby Soneto descent road, which is roughly 30-45 minutes’ drive from the camp. Giraffes are absent from the crater but the location of the camp on a flat lip of the crater is often frequented by this species giving you a great chance of seeing them in this area. For those keen to do some walking, there are few better camps. Shorts walks are available of 2-3 hours exploring the environs around the camp, or to the local Maasai boma, which only guests from Entamanu can visit. For those looking for a longer trek during December-March it is possible to walk from camp down from the crater and through to the Ndutu area of the Serengeti towards the migrating Serengeti Safari Camp. This walk can be tailored to guest’s fitness levels, with the last part of the journey carried out by vehicle. It can be a walk of anything up to 6 hours.

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The camp

The design of the camp and rooms are rustic, wild and charming. You are made to feel a part but protected from the stunning and rugged environment around you. Winds can be ferocious on the crater rim and the cold biting, as such cosy wood fires can be found in the main area, gas heaters in the rooms and lots of comfy corners adorned with sheepskin or plush blankets. Ear plugs are even provided in the rooms for when the wind is particularly fierce.

Of the seven rooms at the main Entamanu camp, two are designed as family rooms which consist of two full sized bedrooms with a shared bathroom between them. The rooms are made of canvas and built on raised platforms, all with views towards the crater itself. At Entamanu main camp, children aged 8 and above are accepted, although only those aged over 12 are allowed on walks. Because Entamanu Private is booked on an exclusive use basis, children aged 5 and above are accepted, although the same restrictions apply for walking.  


In the main area there is a comfortable lounge, dining area, bar and look out deck. Complimentary internet is also available. The bedrooms are spacious and en-suite with gas heaters and a private verandah.


Dining is normally communal in the spacious dining area and due to the conditions on the crater rim this normally takes place inside. However if the weather is suitable lunches can be served on the area in front of the lodge.

Why Wayfairer

Run by the outstanding company Nomad Safaris, Entamanu Ngorongoro has close ties with a nearby Maasai boma and they are working with the community to invest in their sustainable livelihoods and also to educate their children. Nomad is funding the refurbishment and upgrade of the boma’s nursery, which is vital to the families. Guests at Entamanu can even visit the nursery and assist in the teaching of children or provide important supplies such as toys, colouring books, skipping ropes and balls.

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