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Welcome to Ngorongoro Lion’s Paw

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Ngorongoro Crater

This natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site is a breathtaking beauty, showcasing a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, and over 400 bird species. The magical crater floor is surrounded by towering walls of volcanic rock, including the historic Olduvai Gorge, where some of the oldest human remains and stone tools were discovered.

The Ngorongoro crater formed 2.5 million years ago after a large volcano erupted and collapsed on itself. Karibu Camps & Lodges is a proud partner of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area courtesy of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).

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In Your Words

Our family of 8 stayed for 2 nights at Lions Paw and had a great time. We were about 15 minutes from the Crater floor and it's worth going early since you have a good chance of being alone. Overall, a great place and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Kevin C - United StatesIncredible location right on the crater rim.

Ngorongoro Lions Paw Camp offered me an unmatchable blend of adventure and tranquility, an experience that goes far beyond your usual luxury stay. Nestled in the unique ecosystem of the Ngorongoro Crater, the camp is a hidden gem in Tanzania.

Francesco C - ItalyDeep in the wild with a luxury touch!

The views, the rooms and the staff are absolutely fantastic. We spent the last evening of our safari here and were so happy to get the chance to stay here. Strongly recommended place with all luxury you can think of.

Ulrike S - United KingdomFantastic lodge with unique views!

Experience the untamed beauty of nature

3°07’32.2″S, 35°39’40.9″E

An explicit view of the cradled Lake Magadi awaits you at the Lion’s Paw tented suites east of Ngorongoro’s caldera. Create unforgettable memories with views of large tusked elephants and the endangered black rhinos using your binoculars from the bar and lounge area. Lion’s Paw is 10 minutes away from the crater entrance, where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy serene bush dinners to crown your crater experience.


Step into opulent sanctuaries of comfort and style.

Inside Lion's paw kitchen


Savor the symphony of flavors & crafted libations.



Elevate your Safari with curated enhancements.

Ngorongoro crater

The Crater

Dive into the heart of nature’s awe-inspiring amphitheater.

Elephant walking in Serengeti National park

Photo Gallery

Wander visually through moments frozen in time.


Our Location

Perched on the eastern rim, our retreat offers unrivaled access to Ngorongoro Crater.


Karibu's Finer Touches: Beyond the Expected

Our Locations

Unwind in serenity and embrace the allure of the untamed with our selection of four exquisite permanent tented properties.


Culinary Expertise

Indulge in exceptional cuisines skillfully curated by our culinary artisans who also cater to special dietary needs.

Karibu camps guests enjoying sundowner


Elevate your Karibu experience with nightly campfires, hot air balloon rides and adventurous game drives.

Karibu camp staff at the reception

Our Responsibilities

Our unwavering commitment is to safeguard the people, environment, wildlife and cultural heritage.


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