At Crater Forest Tented Camp, guests can enjoy romantic sundowners or twilight dinners on your veranda with the astonishing landscape views of the dense forest. Watch as elephant and other wildlife roam through the forest, hear the lions roar, and listen to the magical sounds of the tropical night... It will be an experience you will never forget.
The camp is located in northern Tanzania, East Africa, approx. ten kilometers away from the main road leading from the bustling commercial centre of Karatu town to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, altitude 1,800 meters above sea-level, the lodge occupies previously cultivated fields directly bordering Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA). The land immediately surrounding the lodge is being restored to its natural forest habitat, with the lodge management overseeing the conversion from crop cultivation to regeneration of indigenous forest groundcover.
The lodge is operated as an eco-friendly, small scale lodge with 15 tented rooms. All of the tents are built on raised platforms with magnificent views over the Ngorongoro Forest. The rooms are spacious and include ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and toilets. For those chilly upland nights enjoy the warmth of your own African-style firepot. Wake up to the sounds of the awakening forest as a night full of nocturnal wildlife activities gives away to mistily rising sunlight.
The chef and experienced kitchen staff are on hand to provide guests with a variety of international cuisine and localized specialties. Where possible the culinary staff use local produce and products as a means of supporting the local economy and to ensure that each meal is of top quality. Complementary coffee and tea are served on your veranda each morning as you prepare for another day of activities.
As well as acting as your safari base the lodge provides a number of interesting activities including: use of mountain bikes, as the area is excellent for mountain biking, and the lodge has developed exciting trails to explore. Enjoy a cultural tours with our Maasai guides, whom are more than happy to show you around the area, to tell you about their culture and to share their knowledge of local wildlife and vegetation with you. As the lodge is on part of a coffee farm, the management can arrange a guided coffee tour as an interesting change after all the wildlife viewing. See how coffee is grown, harvested and processed at the coffee factory on the estate and have a sip of the freshly produced arabica coffee. (Additional activity fees may apply - paid on site).
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