Ngorongoro Crater Forest Tented Camp

Crater Forest is a small tented camp located on a highland coffee plantation at an altitude of 1800 meters, directly bordering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA). The camp is a 10 kilometer drive away from the main road leading from Karatu town to the famous Ngorongoro Crater, offering you stunning views of the surrounding hills and coffee plantations.

Crater Forest Tented Camp is operated as a small scale eco-friendly camp with only 15 spacious and comfortable tented rooms, with en-suite bathrooms featuring a hot shower and flush toilet. There is even an African-style fire pot in every room, to keep warm at night during the chilly African winter times!

From your veranda you can enjoy chilled sun-downers or watch wildlife, such as elephants roaming through the dense forest, and hear the lions roar in the distance. In the morning you will wake up to the sounds of the awakening forest, when the nocturnal wildlife makes way for a mistily rising sunlight. Rise and shine for a new day in the middle of nature..
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There are 15 luxury tents, with thatched roofs, African style furnishings, a beautiful fireplace to keep you warm as well as your own private veranda. Each tent is raised to give you optimal views of the forest. The rooms are spacious and each has en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets and hand basins.

From your veranda you can enjoy romantic sundowners or watch wildlife, like elephants, roaming through the dense forest, and hear the lions roar.

Dining & Entertainment

In camp, guests can relax over sundowners or twilight dinners on their private verandas and enjoy astonishing landscape views.

Romantic hurricane lamps light up the bar, paths and tents.

An excellent mix of African and international cuisine using fresh local ingredients is served in the bar and restaurant. For dinner, a tasty 4 course menu is available which changes daily.

Cosy fires are lit in the main lodge and in African style firepots in each tent on cooler evenings.


From this Tanzania game lodge in Ngorongoro Crater, guests can take guided walks into the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area forest, following animal trails and seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. Elephant, Buffalo and Lion live in this region and at night guests can hear magical sounds of the African bush. Crater Forest Tented Camp is a great base from which to see all Ngorongoro attractions and engage in various safaris or tours.

Crater Forest Tented Camp is different from any other Tanzania game lodge in Ngorongoro Crater in that it is situated on a coffee estate high above sea level, bordering on the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) and its magnificent forest. Guests are able to explore various mountain bike paths, investigate coffee growing and enjoy a Maasai guided cultural tour.

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