Crater Forest Tented Camp
Crater Forest Tented Camp is a mid-range accommodation (3-star) found in Karatu , in the northern highlands of Tanzania, Outskirt and close to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. The camp is situated 10 kilometers away from the main road of karatu town bordering Ngorongoro crater conservation areas. The Camp is situated in the perfect and convenient place to guests who want to explore natural beauty of three parks in Tanzania ; Ngorongoro, Lake manyara and tarangire national park with its incredible views of the forest-vegetation , farmland adjacent the camp and surrounding areas. One can be at the lodge by road from Arusha town taking approximately 3-4 hours drive while an hour to fly from Arusha to the close airstrip.
Crater forest tented camp consists of 15 elegant and comfortable chalets situated amongst forested slopes reflecting African traditional building style with natural woods of local woods and grass thatched roofs and modern Comfort. Rooms are well elevated, decorated and furnished with private en-suite facilities like Flushing toilets , hot and cold waters with open partitioned showers , hand basins, wrapped mosquito nets , flat screen TVs, free toiletries , wooden rocking chairs , Free bottled water, verandas sitting areas and wooden balconies that gives a stunning view over the forest –vegetation , farmlands and surrounding areas . Rooms are well equipped with excellent and comfortable queen sized beds with clean and washed beddings. There are cracking fireplace and minibars at the camp that provides warmth to visitors in the nights and during cold days. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending on single ,double ,twin and triple/family rooms with different cost ranging from 200$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
Crater forest tented camp offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; A continental breakfast , Picnic lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff , A well – stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail while overlooking the stunning view of the camp , forest and surrounding area , solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available , Free bottled water available, WIFI available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Camping facilities available, Business center with meeting and wedding places , honey moon package , massage offered, Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essential, guides book and many more.
Ngorongoro crater is found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to the 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 in Tanzania for a safari especially Ngorongoro side.