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Kirurumu Ngorongoro is a small and intimate camp, located in one of the most beautiful locations in the highlands, overlooking Ngorongoro Conservancy. There are a limited number of guests, so the level of attention and service is always excellent.

The luxury accommodation at Kirurumu consists of seven customised safari tents tastefully furnished with comfortable (twin or double) beds with thick mattresses, safari chairs, mats and soft furnishings in individual style. Both the bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower and toilet have solar-powered lighting.

Other facilities include a dining tent for breakfast, lunch and romantic, candle-lit dinners with waiter service, plus a campfire area. Activities include day trips to one of the most scenically attractive areas of the conservation area - Empakai - whose deep lake is famous for its flamingos, shore birds and outstanding beauty. The camp also has easy access to various cultural attractions, and there are day trips and walks to visit neighbouring Masai communities.

Kirurumu Ngorongoro is a good base for a walking: you can hike around Mount Makarot, or climb nearby Olmoti mountain, to the waterfall that breaches its rim to become the Munge river which feeds a swamp in the crater.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Spirit of the North

Experience the major wildlife highlights and contrasting locations of northern Tanzania on this excellent value, classic safari. Combining the wide open plains of the Serengeti, the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire’s outstanding birdlife, this is a perfect introduction to Tanzania.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Tanzania’s Northern Highlights

On this 12-day classic safari led by accomplished naturalist guide Peter Lindstrom, visit Lake Manyara National Park, the fabled Ngorongoro Crater, and the spectacular short-grass plains of Serengeti National Park, which are inhabited by immense herds of wildebeest that travel there to calve.

  • When to go: Feb
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre and one of the most dramatic settings in Africa. Its swamps, forests and soda lake attract thousands of flamingos and other waterfowl, and the plains enclose the largest concentration of game – the predator prey balance is so precise that animals seldom leave.

  • Where: Crater Highlands Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, African elephant, greater flamingo, spotted hyena, lion
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris