Karibu Ngorongoro Crater

Heavily protected, UNESCO’s World Heritage site, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area sits 180 km west of Arusha in Northern Tanzania. The crater is the largest unfilled inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the world; this majesty was formed when what would have been the world’s largest volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some 2 to 3 million years ago, leaving a 610 m deep crater and a floor that covers 260 sq. km.

Deemed one of Africa’s natural wonders, Ngorongoro’s residents include some of the world’s endangered Black Rhino in its evergreen terrain. The crater is also home to some 25,000 large animals such as the African buffalo, eland, zebras, hippopotamus, Thompson gazelles, one of the largest populations of lions as well as flamingos. Resting in the southwest of this gigantic crater is Lake Magadi. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area conveniently gives protection to the Oldupai Gorges, the seat of humanity after the awe-inspiring discovery of the earliest recognized specimens of the human genus.

Karibu Camps in Ngorongoro

Lion's Paw Camp

Situated on the Eastern Rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, visited quite often by the residents of the area, such as the buffalo and wildebeest, not to mention leopards and the odd elephant is our eccentric Ngorongoro Lion’s Paw Camp. Build without harming any of the trees and extensive vegetation in the area, the eco-friendly camp consists of 15 luxury suites strategically positioned to show off the crater’s majestic view from the balcony, where you can use your binoculars to feast your eyes on the action happening in the caldera itself from the comfort of your luxury suite.

Our bar and lounge present a unique calming ambiance in the dense forest of the rim, and our barbeque grill evenings under the starry night play a special role in your experience. We are a few minutes away from several Maasai bomas, allowing you to visit them and learn more about this indigenous tribe that has lived close to these beautiful beasts for generations.

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