Crater Forest Camp
Crater Forest Camp is a traditional tented safari camp situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro Tropical Forest in northern Tanzania.
Crater Forest Camp Highlights
Crater Forest Camp is a traditional tented safari camp situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro Tropical Forest in northern Tanzania. The camp offers a magnificent setting and romantic sundowners and evening meals can be served in a private setting on guest's verandas offering beautiful views of the forest. Guests can expect to see wildlife, including elephants roaming through the forest and hear the lions roar at night. Crater Forest Camp is a short scenic drive away from the world famous Ngorongoro Crater; set on a coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate close to the Ngorongoro Crater. The camp is small and intimate and offers only 15 luxury tented rooms ensuring a personal experience.
- Crater Forest Camp is established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate.
- The lodge is operated as an eco-friendly small scale lodge.
- A curio shop is available at the camp for gift shopping.
Crater Forest Camp Gaming and Activities
Although the lodge is not located within the reserve, the crater is easily accessible from the lodge. Half day game drives can be taken into the crater. The advantage of the lodge is that there are other activities, in addition to game viewing. This is often a welcome break from a long safari and can be used as a midway leisure break for a safari itinerary. Crater Forest Campoffers a variety of activities including mountain biking, cultural tours, Coffee Estate tours as well as forest walks. The Ngorongoro Tropical Forest is ideal for mountain biking, and Crater Forest Camp has developed adventurous trails to explore. For cultural tours, Maasai guides will accompany guests and show them the area and share knowledge about their culture as well as of local wildlife and vegetation. A Coffee Estate Tour takes place on part of a coffee farm, the management can arrange a guided coffee tour as an interesting change after all the wildlife viewing and learn how coffee is grown, harvested and processed at the coffee factory as well as enjoy a taste. Forest walks are accompanied by an NCAA ranger for safety and will guests will have the opportunity to explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area forest.
Lemala offers great charm and luxury in a delightful prime location on the crater rim. It is perhaps the most intimate way to experience the crater's splendours. Don’t miss this gorgeous seasonal camp facing a lovely forest filled with sounds of wildlife.
Gibb's Farm is situated on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater and offers magnificent views of the surrounding farmlands. Gibb's Farm is a working farm and the forested slopes to the rear of the farm are home to a variety of wildlife.
Bashay Rift Lodge
This newly established lodge is situated on top of Umbwe Hill in the Bashay Village. With cottages overlooking the escarpment guests are invited to enjoy breathtaking views. The lodge has kept almost 90% of the wilderness as it was before construction began.