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.
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 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.
The Start of the Migration
Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Lake Ndutu Tented Lodge
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Lions Paw Camp
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.
*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.
Lions Paw Camp Location.
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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