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A Luxury Safari Experience with Entamanu Ngorongoro

 

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.

Meet Luana do Coutto.

About the Ngorongoro Highlands

Man overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater from Entamanu Ngorongoro
View of the Ngorongoro Highlands

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.

A truly remarkable geological feature in Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding Highlands offers an unparalleled wildlife experience for safari enthusiasts.

Giraffe in the Ngorongoro Highlands en route to Entamanu Ngorongoro

Giraffes are not found on the Crater floor, however can be spotted in abundance near camp

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.

Getting there:

Safari vehicle with guests having a sunset drink on the crater rim

Sunset Drinks on the Crater Rim

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.

About Entamanu Ngorongoro

The mess tent at Entamanu Ngorongoro with view of the Ngorongoro CraterThe Mess Tent at Entamanu Ngorongoro

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.

Dining area in the mess tent at Entamanu Ngorongoro

Dining Area at Entamanu Ngorongoro
Designed with sustainability in mind, Entamanu Ngorongoro comprises four ensuite canvas tents, two 2 bedroom family tents, and one cosy communal tent for family-style dining.

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.
Cosy Bedroom in a Tented Suite

Absolutely everything in the camp is locally sourced and inspired by local artists and artisans.  

Experiences at Entamanu Ngorongoro

Elephant sighting in Ngorongoro Crater

Elephant on the Crater Floor

Days on the Crater

Because of its unique location, this luxury safari camps offers guests direct access to the Crater soon after dawn.

Guests on a crater rim walk guided by a Maasai naturalist

Guided Walk through the Ngorongoro Highlands

Crater rim walk

Learn about the natural world alongside Maasai naturalist and ranger on a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Guests visiting a nearby Maasai village at Entamanu Ngorongoro

Cultural Experience at nearby Maasai Village

Cultural Experience

Meet the neighbouring Maasai communities and witness traditional pastoral life on an excursion into the boma.

Tips on visiting Entamanu Ngorongoro

Tent at Entamanu Ngorongoro overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater

Tented Suite at Entamanu Ngorongoro
  • The camp is open year round 
  • For clients seeking a more intimate safari experience with the service and comfort of a 5* property, I recommend Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Luana sitting in a chair at her tented suite at Entamanu Ngorongoro

Luana do Coutto enjoying the view from her Tented Suite
For clients seeking a more intimate safari experience with the service and comfort of a 5* property, I recommend Entamanu Ngorongoro.
  • The property is ideal for couples, groups of friends, or families.

Interested to add Entamanu Ngorongoro to your Tanzania safari itinerary? Contact one of our LuxVenture® Designers who will curate a tailor-made safari, just for you!

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