Written by Luanna Do Coutto
The ultimate crater experience, Entamanu Ngorongoro is a luxury safari camp with views that will take even the most discerning traveler’s breath away. Managing Director of Ker & Downey® Africa Brazil DMC, Luana do Coutto, shares her experience of the camp and why it is her luxury safari camp of choice for an Ngorongoro safari.
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A truly remarkable geological feature in Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding Highlands offer an unparalleled wildlife experience for safari enthusiasts. The sunken caldera is the largest in the world and is home to over 20,000 mammals including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant and rhino.
There are no lodges on the crater floor, but the Ngorongoro Highlands (3000 feet above the crater floor), offer quick access to the park at dawn, ensuring a more private experience of this wildlife mecca.
Find out more about Ngorongoro in Tanzania.
The journey to Entamanu Ngorongoro is an experience in itself. The closest airstrip is Manyara Airstrip, a 2 hour road transfer from the lodge. For clients traveling with Ker & Downey® Africa, we like to arrange a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch on arrival.
Find out more about Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
The camp is located off the beaten track in a small forested area atop the crater rim, deep in Maasai territory, and boasts views of both the Serengeti Plains and Crater floor.
Designed with sustainability in mind, the luxury camp comprises four ensuite canvas tents, two 2 bedroom family tents, and one cosy communal tent for family-style dining. Each suite features a private viewing deck and can be completely disassembled to leave no mark on its pristine environment.
Absolutely everything in the camp is locally sourced and inspired by local artists and artisans.
Because of its unique location, this luxury safari camps offers guests direct access to the Crater soon after dawn.
Learn about the natural world alongside Maasai naturalist and ranger on a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Meet the neighbouring Maasai communities and witness traditional pastoral life on an excursion into the boma.