Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro is a tented lodge perched on top of a ridge on the north-west side of the Ngorongoro Crater with views into the crater.

Entamanu is an exclusive tented lodge which offers a warm welcome, good food and service and an all round high quality experience. The accommodation tents are spacious and very comfortable. However the best thing about Entamanu is its location. Firstly, it is the only boutique camp which is located on the crater rim which actually has views of the crater. Secondly, being located just 30 minutes drive from the main entrance to the crater, it is possible to be one of the first into the crater which can really make a difference to your experience as the crater gets busy very quickly in the mornings. Thirdly, it is possible to undertake walks and visit a local Maasai Manyatta which offers an insight to local life in the highlands. The one drawback of the location is the exposure to wind, and the tents can get a little noisy on windy nights. Overall, Entamanu is ideal if you are looking for a small, exclusive, personal, high quality camp which gives you the best possible Ngorongoro Crater experience.


The original Entamanu caters for 18 guests in eleven tented suites, all built on wooden decks with views out over a small valley and the Ngorongoro Crater beyond. Two of the suites are larger and can accommodate families, with two…


The Ngorongoro Highlands sit on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley as it curves south-westwards from the desolate Lake Natron past Lake Manyara to the remote Lake Eyasi. These highlands are the remnants of an…


Entamanu accepts children from 8 years and is very suitable for families with their fantastic family suites. The ethos of Nomad Tanzania with their friendly staff and quality guides will always ensure families are extremely well catered for.

Conservation & community

Nomad Tanzania, owners of Entamanu, set up the Nomad Trust in 2007. The Trust supports wildlife and people in the remote areas in which Nomad operates where, bordering the national parks, human and wildlife conflict…

Location Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Manyara, then 2.5 hour drive
Open All year (closed for a few days in April for refurbishments)
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Culture / Crater experience
Children 8 years + (exceptions can be made) 12 + for walking
Activities Game drive (day) / Guided walks / Cultural excursions
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 11 tented suites (including four family suites) split over 2 camps
Family Accommodation 4 two bedroomed family suites split over 2 camps
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Gas fire
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Communal area
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal & Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard