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Within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with the exception of Simba “A” near the NCAA headquarters, the campsites are all classified as “special campsites”.

This means that they are for exclusive use, and generally have no facilities. Usually they are designed for self sufficient safari operations which bring everything with them. Most are large sites, but a few of them, e.g. on the rim of Empakaai Crater, are designed for small numbers of back- packers. Camping generally is not allowed in the Crater itself. Book campsites through the NCAA headquarters office or in Arusha-Ngorongoro Information Center.

There are luxury lodges situated within and outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Names and contacts of those lodges are:

  • NGORONGORO RHINO LODGE
    Box 776, Arusha
    Tel: (255.27)2503339’2504619, Fax: (255.27)2503339
  • NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE
    Box 2551, Arusha
    Tel: (255.27) 2537050 or 2537052, Fax: (255.27) 2537056 
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Web: www.serenahotels.com
  • NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE 
    Box 1823, Arusha
    Tel: (255.27) 2537032/3, Fax: (255.27) 2537033 
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Web: www.sopalodge.com
  • NGORONGORO WILDLIFE LODGE 
    P.O. Box 877 Arusha
    Tel: 255 27 2537058, Fax: 255 27 2537073 
    Booking through THI Central Reservations Arusha
    Tel: 255 27 2504317, Fax 255-27-250-8502-8071 Dar es Salaam: Tel: & Fax: 255 22 2116609
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NDUTU SAFARI LODGE
    Box 6084, Arusha
    Tel: (255. 27) 2506702 or 2508930, Fax (255.27) 2508310 
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Web: www.ndutu.com
  • GIBB’S FARM 
    Box 280, Arusha 
    Booking Officer: Tel: (255.27) 2506702 or 2506702 or 2508930, Fax: (255.27) 2508312
    Lodge: Tel: (255.27) 2534040 
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Web: www.gibbsfarm.net
  • NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE 
    P. O. Box 751 Arusha
    Tel: +255 27 2548078 
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Web: www.ccafrica.com
  • LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE
  • LAKE MANYARA HOTEL
  • NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE
  • KIFARU LODGE 
    P. O. Box 12 Karatu, P. O. Box 1187 Arusha
  • E UNOTO RETREAT
    P.O. Box 15234 Arusha
    Tel: +255 44 360908
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Web: www.maasaivillage.com
  • THE OCTAGON SAFARI LODGE 
    P. O. Box 129 Karatu 
    Tel: +255 27 523 4555, Mobile +255 787 858 485
  • BOUGAINVILLEA SAFARI LODGE 
    P. O. Box 342 Arusha 
    Tel: +255 27 253 4083, Mobile 0754 327142
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Web: www.bougainvillealodge.com
  • KUDU LODGE & CAMPSITE 
    Tel: 255 27 2534055, 255 27 2534268, Fax: +255 27 253 4268
    Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Web: www.kuducampcamp.com
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