- Brand new, luxury tented camp
- Stunning, elevated location
- Good range of activities
- Nomad Tanzania portfolio
Entamanu Ngorongoro is a brand new, high-specification tented camp on the north-western edge of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, Northern Tanzania. Recently opened in August 2016, the remote and eco-friendly camp offers an authentic and luxurious safari experience in one of Africa’s best wildlife destinations. Entamanu Ngorongoro is accessed via plane and vehicle transfer and the private road leading to the property itself offers breath-taking views of the crater with its 3000ft high walls. With the camp’s location just 20 minutes’ drive from the Seneto Descent road, the crater is easily accessible.
The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 16 and, in line with its sister camps in the Nomad Tanzania portfolio, offers a stylish and very comfortable retreat. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. Enviromentally-friendly gas heaters warm the rooms and all tents have views directly into the Crater, with superb vistas across the Serengeti available from the other side of the camp. The accommodation comprises a total of 6 rooms, including two family suites made up of two rooms with a shared bathroom and mezzanine levels for children’s beds. Children of 8 years and above are welcome. Note that in keeping with the genuine wilderness feel, the camp is unfenced and, while it’s unlikely that the resident animals will approach tents or humans, parents will need to keep a close eye on their children at all times.
Activities include game drives into the Ngorongoro Crater, famed for its year-round abundance of wildlife including leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and a vast array of birdlife. Guided walks, bush picnics and visits to local Maasai Communities are also available, with the beautiful Emapakaai and Olmoti Craters offering fascinating alternatives to the more renowned Ngorongoro Crater. Note that guided walks may not be available to children under the age of 12 and the altitude makes for potentially chilly weather so do bring warm clothing for all age groups.
Entamanu Ngorongoro provides high-quality accommodation in an unspoilt location. The camp offers a good, intimate alternative to some of the larger properties in the area, with a wide range of activities. Although not an option for those on a limited budget, this is a great choice for any traveller seeking a peaceful retreat and a spot of indulgence in an area renowned for its varied landscapes and spectacular wildlife-viewing.
- Superb elevated location, fabulous views
- Game drives, nature walks
- Cultural visits
- Asilia Portfolio
- Eccentric design
- Extraordinary views
- Private butler
- Excellent Ngorongoro Crater location
- Maasai village visits
- Guided walks
- Family friendly
- Great central location
- Private location
- Only 10 luxury tents
- Spectacular veranda views
- Rustic eco friendly camp
- Walking game trails
- Locally produced vegetables and coffee
- Stunning rural location with fabulous views
- 20 luxurious suites in 10 private cottages
- Horseriding, game drives, treks
- Pool, spa, superb gardens
- Base for Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
- Farm tours & treks with Maasai guides
- 51 rooms
- Pool and lovely gardens
- Convenient for Ngorongoro Crater
- Lovely Gardens
- Swimming Pool
- Farm Walks
- Excellent for Ngorongoro & Manyara
- Large swimming pool
- Spacious rooms and lovely views
- Working farm tours
-Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
-Farm tours and treks with Masai guides
-30 spacious, comfortable rooms
-Pool, well-kept gardens
- Tranquil hideaway
- Beautiful cottages
- Guided walks
- Mountain biking
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019