Owned by Kirurumu Under Canvas, Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp is available from late December until the end of March. The company is renowned for combining adventure and luxury accommodation to exhilarating effect, not only in the Ngorongoro area but also in the national parks of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire. The cost of your stay at Ngorongoro Camp includes your safari tent, all meals, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a laundry service.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp is accessed via road transfer from the nearest airstrip at Lake Ndutu. It is situated in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, not far from the lake that attracts an abundance of wildlife.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The guest accommodation here consists of seven safari tents, all very spacious and available as either a double or a twin room. Each tent’s roof extends over the entrance to create a pleasant shady veranda, complete with a couple of campaign chairs and a small table – a smashing little spot for relaxing, having a drink, and enjoying your view! Inside, the beds have a 6-inch mattress and there’s solar lighting, a luggage rack, and comfortable matting on the canvas floor. You’ll find the en-suite facilities at the back of the tent – flush toilet, washbasin within a vanity unit, and shower. There’s also plenty of hanging space here.
Communal lounge and dining areas at Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp are set up in a mess tent, just a short distance from the guest accommodation. Also with a shady veranda, this tent is spacious too – and it has a general feeling of airiness. In the lounge, there’s well-cushioned seating around a coffee table, as well as a selection of reading material that’s displayed in open shelving to one side. The dining area features a couple of tables flanked by campaign chairs. At the back of the tent, there’s the camp’s bar and a record player. The walls are adorned with a few wildlife pictures, adding to the authentic safari vibe! And outside there’s a fire-pit, a great gathering place for pre-dinner drinks while getting to know your fellow travellers.
The camp prides itself on providing exceptionally good game drives, all led by knowledgeable and experienced guides. From Ndutu, guests have access to the Serengeti’s short-grass plains, which attract the huge herds of the Great Migration! The weeks from mid-February until early March are particularly thrilling, as this is the calving season for wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles. The presence of newborns draws in impressive concentrations of predators – lion, leopard, cheetah, and more! And the lake entices additional wildlife such as hippo, antelopes, and hundreds of bird species.