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Lions Paw Camp

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Silver price level

Nestled beneath a quiet grove of red thorn acacia trees, high atop the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater is Lions Paw Camp. One of a only a few tented properties located in the Ngorongoro Crater Area, this camp of eight tents is ideal for those looking to escape the tourist congestion associated with the lodge accommodations. The campsite was carefully selected for its sense of privacy and intimacy with nature, its panoramic views of the Crater Highlands, and its proximity to the crater floor, a mere 10 minutes! It’s the only accommodation in the Crater area that allows you to experience the beauty of the Crater floor before the crowds descend. Another benefit is that you can return to camp for hot lunch thereby avoiding the one crowded picnic area and public loo.

Lions Paw offers an authentic safari experience without sacrificing the warmth and comforts of home. The camp features 8 ample-sized heated canvas tents with spacious sleeping quarters, one of which is a Family tent consisting of two separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Each tent comes equipped with its own private en suite bathroom that includes running water from a marble-topped single basin vanity, a separate shower area elevated on teak wood flooring, an enclosed private flush toilet and a dressing area. Each tent is furnished with a comfortable sitting area complete with a hand-carved solid wood coffee table, cozy upholstered side chairs and a quaint writing desk for journaling about the day’s events. At night you can watch spectacular sunsets descending over the western rim of the crater from your own private verandah, while you rest on comfortably-sized teak folding chairs.