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.