ANG’ATA NGORONGORO CAMP – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Ang’ata ngorongoro camp is a 4-star luxury accommodation found in the North Eastern side of Ngorongoro craters rim, right after lemala gate inside the park boundaries and close to the crater lodge in Tanzania. The camp is surrounded by acacia forest. The word Ang’ata in masaai language means wilderness. The camp is owned and managed by Ang’ata camps that run the best luxury accommodation across Tanzania ( Ngorongoro , Serengeti and Tarangire national park ). The camp is convenient and business friendly to guests who want to explore the natural beauty of the park with the beautiful view of the crater rim, vegetation and surrounding areas. You can be at the camp by road from Arusha town in about 3-4 hour’s drive, then an hour to fly from Arusha to the close Manyara airstrip and 45 minutes’ drive to the camp.
Ang’ata Ngorongoro camp consists of 8 spacious and comfortable tents including a 2 family unit tents with the infinity views of the forest and surrounding areas reflecting African traditional building style. Each Tent has en-suite bathroom with showers, flushing toilets, vanity deck sofas, free bottled water, hand basins, wrapped mosquito nets, free toiletries, wooden chairs, warm winter weight duvets etc. Each Tent has verandas and sitting areas that give a stunning view over forest –vegetation, rim crater and surrounding areas. Tents are well equipped with excellent and comfortable queen and king sized beds with clean and washed beddings. There are cracking fireplace at the camp that is lit when the weather permits, There are also comfortable chairs where fire glows, guests relax and share stories about the safaris. The camp offers single bed ,double/twin bed and family rooming options as mention above with different cost ranging from 300$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season
Angata ngorongoro camp camp offers more services and facilities which include;
A dining areas ; A GREAT Dining area that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice and you can have it the venue of your choice either in the dining area, verandas or bush . It includes ; A continental /buffet breakfast while facing the park, Picnic lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff
A Bar ; A well- stocked bar with the lounge where guests/travellers meet and share stories / experience about the safaris with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, they also offer sundowners while overlooking the stunning view over the crater rim and surrounding area .
Services; solar energy with a standby generator , Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house- keeping services available , Free bottled water available, massage services , honey moon packages are offered.
Internet; WIFI available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends. You have to keep connected while at the camp.
Activities offered; Game drives are offered where you spot wide range of wildebeests especially the big five, Nature walks in the forest, birding since the area has a lot of bird species, visiting Ngorongoro crater rim and many more.
Ngorongoro crater is found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to Ngorongoro conservation area in the great rift valley covering the total area of 8,292km and its 3 million years old . The crater is the best place in East Africa with beautiful breathtaking Views. There are different attractions in the park which include; wild beast migration from Serengeti , Ngorongoro crater , Salei Plains and Ol karien Gorge, Variety flora and Fauna, stunning scenery and many more attractions. The park has different categories of accommodation like; Budget , Mid range and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visiting the area. The park contains short grasses with more high lands and other beautiful volcanoes.
The area have over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros and over 100 number of lions, 7,000 wild beasts, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles . The park has different animal including the big five mammals of the world ; lion ,Buffaloes, elephant, leopards ,Rhinos ,zebras , implalas , antelopes and different bird species . There are more different activities to do while in the Park which include ; Game viewing at crater and lake Eyasi view point to different animals migrating , Crater viewing , Cultural visits in the local village, Hiking the Gol Mountains in the remote areas of the park , Crater Rim Nature walks, Bird watching in the park, Visiting archaeological like oldivai gorge museum and many other activities . The Park gives stunning view of the Ngorongoro Crater since it’s the largest caldera in the world and the surrounding areas. There are more masaai mara pastoralists in Ngorongoro park . its 80$ per person entering Ngorongoro park . June –july and late January and February are the best month to travel for Safaris in Tanzania especially Ngorongoro side