Entamanu Camp at Ngorongoro Crater

Entamanu camp is tucked in an acacia forest at 2,200m (7,200ft) on the western edge of Ngorongoro Crater rim, offering views eastwards into the Crater below. Chilly from June to August, the small size and intimacy of this camp is especially enjoyed in the often clear months of December-March and in the warm days of September and October.

This traditional style tented camp, built on wooden decks, blends Maasai furnishings of cow and sheep-skin rugs and covers, beaded lampshades, and locally-made wicker armchairs with modern simplicity – steel bathroom shelves, and wonderful gas heaters that are a blessing at this altitude!

The camp has a main area comprising two dining areas and two lounges, allowing privacy for smaller groups, and meals are sometimes enjoyed on the veranda too. Limited wifi is available in these public areas.

There are only eight wood and canvas cabins, including two family units (which accommodate two adults and two children). Each cabin has an en suite bathroom with plumbed hot shower and flush loo. The bedrooms sport comfortable armchairs, a writing desk and cosy and spacious beds.

It is also possible to go on short hikes from here, to a Maasai village or in the surroundings, and to visit a school, usually by vehicle. This camp is ideal for those seeking a quiet moment at dawn or in the afternoons and evenings after an action-packed day in the Crater.

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