Entamanu Ngorongoro

Reviews of Entamanu Ngorongoro

Excellent(97%) From 14 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 14 of our travellers who have visited Entamanu Ngorongoro, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S from Teddington
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

I last visited Ngorongoro 46 years ago and it was wonderful to see the environment, flora and fauna still in superb condition. The only thing is the popularity today of the area making for a crowded experience. However, my wife for whom this was a first visit didn't think the number of vehicles too obtrusive when we were down in the crater. We found the driver/guides very responsible in their behaviour.

Superb situation of the camp with the views over the crater and easy access to the entry gate (we were first in each morning at 0615 and really enjoyed the quiet early mornings in the crater before the 'hordes' arrived!). Only problem was the windy location with the tent constantly flapping that made relaxation and sleeping problematic. Otherwise, the tent itself was excellent. Nomad staff were really good (as noted earlier).

We had two days tremendous game viewing with Sammy our knowledgeable and astute guide, and we also appreciated our discussions around his views as a Maasai. Some great sightings of a lion pride and a rhino, and also a hyena kill.

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Mrs B. from Basel
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing place and service

We loved Entamanu.
We loved the location as we are so closed to the road to get in the park, it was the best place.
The service was amazing and all the staff were great.
I particularly liked the family tent which was very special.
The only issue is that we didn't sleep. The reason is the wind which makes the tent flaps move and even the beds were shaking.
Even though we loved loved the camp and the food, we would probably not come back for this reason.

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Expert Africa comments

Entamanu is built in an exposed, remote location, with fantastic views, but wind can be a problem as noted in our write up. Generally July-August experiences more wind, although weather is more unpredictable these days due to climate change. The owners of the camp have done their best to mitigate the noise, including tightening tent structures and providing ear plugs, but unfortunately these clients seemed to have experienced particularly strong winds during their stay which impacted sleeping.

The C family from Surrey
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro

Great Location - Close to the decent road. We were the first down into the Crater each day. Quite important as it can get crowded down there.

Mohammed the Manager was great, very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful and nothing was too much trouble, a class act. We had met him before 5 years earlier when he was our Guide in Katavi, and he remembered us.

We were lucky enough to spend our last night in one of new, permanent wooden rooms. They are “contemporary safari”, fully insulated, with log burners, great views and great lighting and very quiet. ( No flapping tent noise)

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Mr. A from Canada
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

Staff were very kind and helpful.

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Mrs F from London
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

Great camp, lovely and helpful staff, excellent food. Positioned back from the crater rim it has lovely views, great accommodation. The only drawback is a bumpy and long trip back from the crater at the end of the day.

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Dr & Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

Takes a bit of getting to, particularly the final bumpy hour and a half around the crater rim but worth it when you get there.

Large comfortable rooms with great view. Friendly and efficiently run with plenty of activities offered.

Lovely food in a communal dining setting.

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Drs C & C from Hove
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Entamanu review

Beautiful setting. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The hot water bottle is such a good touch. Not too cold.

I wonder if it might be a good idea to have some games to entertain yourself with between game drives.

The walking safari was great-good length-good scenery and saw a perspective you don't from the car.

Dinner was delicious...lots of food.

There was an uncomfortable questions about giving feedback on the place during dinner which we were happy to do but briefly and then more and more questions came and eventually you think OK they aren't being polite they really do want feedback. Then when any negative comments were made this wasn't taken well.

Probably made some faux pas along the way-which caused offence-but the only negative thing we said was about the number of tour agents at the place and the booking procedure is quite un-transparent ie you need a tour operator. (sorry)

This is a great place to stay...close to the crater...going down really early does pay off!

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Mr & Mrs K from Guildford
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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A great introduction to safari in Tanzania

Brilliant location near the entrance to the Crater which enabled us to be the first car in the morning. The tents were very comfortable ( the hot water bottles were magic at night ), the staff very friendly and helpful and our guide ( Felix ) was excellent. Food was good and the bar service excellent. Dining with the open fires was very welcome.

We enjoyed the journey to Empimnau crater to see the masses of Flamingo ( despite the long drive it was great countryside and gave a real feel for the nomadic grazing ).

The climb down to the lake is steep but worthwhile when you get close to the thousands of Flamingo which line the lake shores.

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Ms G from Sarnia
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

The camp was beautiful and the staff were very accommodating. Once again, our vegan diets were very well accommodated.

The only negative for me was the dust. We travelled to Entamanu near the end of the dry season. The dust going to and from the crater each day was almost unbearable for me. In fact I took a whole day off from game drives as I could not tolerate the long, dusty ride.

It was very windy when we were at Entamanu and we were awake a lot in the tent as our tent flapped constantly in the wind. Perhaps this location, if it is often windy, should have a more permanent structure, rather than the tents.

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Expert Africa comments

We're so pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay at Entamanu overall. However, dusty roads are very common at the end of the dry season, all around the rim of the Crater and we can appreciate how this would detract from the experience. We will endeavour to make travellers more aware of this fact during the booking process.

Unfortunately the wind in this location is an issue and the camp has taken many steps to try to mitigate its effects, although clearly they have further work to do if possible. The conditions of the camp's residency in the park are such that a permanent structure is actually prohibited, hence the tented nature of the camp. We are confident that the owners of Entamanu will continue to try to improve guests' experiences with respect to the wind and noise, and also ensure future travellers understand what to expect when staying here.

Mr F from Edina
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Extraordinary experience !

What a place! Perfect location, incredibly friendly and efficient service, burning fireplaces at night, great attention to detail (warm waterbottles in bed!), super tasty design, and out of this world views...

The safari trips from the lodge were great, excellent guide who did all possible to fulfill all our wishes... We simply loved this place !

Special mention for Mohammed, the lodge manager and the perfect host..

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