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Lions Paw Camp

Lions Paw Camp

Ngorongoro Crater

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Open all year round and nestled beneath a quiet grove of red thorn acacia trees, high atop the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, is Lions Paw Camp. One of a only a few tented properties located in the crater area, this camp is ideal for those looking to escape the tourist congestion associated with the larger lodge accommodation options.

The camp's location was carefully selected for its sense of privacy and intimacy with nature, its panoramic views of the Crater Highlands, and its proximity to the crater floor which is a mere 10 minutes away. It’s one of the few camps in the crater area that allows you to experience the beauty of the crater floor before the crowds descend.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded, intact volcanic caldera in the world. The actual crater is about 20 km across and 600 meters deep, and covers 300 sq km. Within the rim there are an estimated 30,000 animals, making this one of the densest concentration of wildlife within Africa.

The camp features 10 spacious rooms, a Honeymoon Suite, plus two Family Rooms consisting of 2 separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

Each tent comes equipped with its own private en-suite bathroom that includes running water from a marble-topped single basin vanity, a separate shower area elevated on teak wood flooring, an enclosed private flush toilet and a dressing area.

In addition, the tents also have their own private verandah, where you can watch spectacular sunsets descending over the western rim.

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Our standard rates for a Safari Tent - Full Board Package
1 June 2022 to 31 October 2022 GBP 473 USD 506 ZAR 8,985 EUR 525 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 November 2022 to 15 December 2022 GBP 378 USD 404 ZAR 7,174 EUR 419 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
16 December 2022 to 31 December 2022 GBP 473 USD 506 ZAR 8,985 EUR 525 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Fee (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023 GBP 66 USD 71 ZAR 1,257 EUR 73 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Lions Paw Camp Peak Period Supplements
24 December 2022 to 26 December 2022 GBP 41 USD 44 ZAR 781 EUR 46 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
31 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 GBP 41 USD 44 ZAR 781 EUR 46 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Ngorongoro Crater Fee (per vehicle per visit to the crater floor)
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023 GBP 280 USD 300 ZAR 5,327 EUR 311 per vehicle per visit to the crater floorStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

Full Board Package: All meals; Conservation Area/crater fees; and tea/coffee are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.

Game Package: All meals; Conservation Area/crater fees; game drives with a Lions Paw Camp guide; airport transfers; and tea/coffee are included.

Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 15 years of age are required to share a room with an adult.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Lions Paw Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: Tanzania.

A 5 night safari holiday followed by 6 nights in a beach hotel on the north-east coast of Zanzibar within steps to a white powder beach. Could you be persuaded? This holiday is best enjoyed in February when millions of wildebeest calve on the Ndutu plains - but outside of this narrow time frame, the game viewing is still good. From June through November, when the plains are dry and the great herds gone, the resident animals converge around Ndutu's waterholes and marshes - elephants, giraffes, impalas, every kind of cat and a profusion of birds. From December onwards, the migrating herds of wildebeest make an appearance and the plains become alive with activity.

This is a 12 night itinerary including Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at Arusha Serena Hotel
  • 1 Night at Escarpment Luxury Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Lions Paw Camp
  • 6 Nights at Sunshine Hotel
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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General Information For Guests

The tents are all en-suite with hot showers, flush toilets and bath robes. Each tent also has mosquito nettingradio communication and space heaters for cold nights.

The camp has a separate dining area, campfire, bar and lounge area.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

There is 24 hour electricity and power points for charging camera batteries, phones, etc.

The camp is a 10 minute drive away from the descent road down to the crater floor.

Lions Paw Camp is open all year round.

Credit cards are not accepted.

The camp is near to a Maasai boma and visits here can be arranged (additional cost).  TheMaasai boma consists of several houses made of natural materials that are built in a circle to fence in the cattle. Visiting the boma will give you the chance to see for yourself how the Maasai live. Additionally, you can talk to your hosts who will give you an in–depth understanding of their traditions and customs.Your visit includes a demonstration of traditional Maasai dance, the opportunity to see the day to day workings of a Maasai village, and the opportunity to purchase locally made jewellery.

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