Entamanu Ngorongoro

Reviews of Entamanu Ngorongoro

Excellent(94%) From 7 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 7 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 K - 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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Mr B from London
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

Amazing place - location and quality of accommodation and facilities.

Staff were fantastic and food was excellent.
It was cold at night but they were well-prepared with fires and hot water bottles.

The accompanied walk from the camp was excellent - it felt very real being on foot for a while rather than being in a safari vehicle.

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Mr. A from California
Arrived on: 25-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro review

Stunning location on the crater's edge. Loved the decor of the lodge, which managed to combine tremendous comfort with a wilderness feel.

Staff were extremely helpful in re-scheduling one of our flights and in organizing a surprise sundowner.

Very slick operation!

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Mr A. from London
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Entamanu Ngorongoro - Nomad at its best

As this was a new lodge we felt that we were taking some risk. However we had faith in the Nomad brand and were not disappointed! A lodge of exceptional quality. The rooms are perfect, with amazingly comfortable beds, very spacious rooms, excellent bathroom facilities, etc. The staff were extremely well trained and helpful; they accommodated our requests for activities (e.g. bushwalk), and were very friendly & attentive without being intrusive. The food was of high quality. Highly recommended.

Our Nomad guide Kakai was extremely knowledgeable, I would say he was the best guide I have had (of approx 10 safaris).

Prior reviews noted the bumpy and fairly long road to the lodge, so this was not a surprise and was not a deterrent. Prior reviews also noted that the location can be windy on the ridge; we did not find this to be uncomfortable at all (and they provide extra heating in the tents). The only constructive comment I would make is that they should not advertise so heavily the idea that guests have a view of the Serengeti; the view of the Crater is excellent but there is not really an accessible view of the Serengeti.

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Mr & Mrs B - Winchester
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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New mobile camp at Ngorongoro crater

Interesting location on the crater rim. Very well-equipped and furnished camp. Super rooms with good hot showers and scenic loos.
Attractive central dining and bar area, welcome fire and good food. First class manager - Ben.
We were met at Lake Manyara airport by Ian, our guide. Although he was aware that we were only spending 2 nights at Entamanu, he seemed reluctant to get a waggle on and get to the camp, to be able to enjoy activities on offer (guided walks, local village visit, etc). It felt as though he was trying to conserve fuel by sticking to 40mph on the good tarmac roads from the airport to the Conservation Area entry gates, and we had quite a battle to persuade him to arrange a hike with one of the park rangers. We were keen to get some exercise, and the 2 hour hike from the park rangers lodge to Entamanu was enjoyable and just what we needed.
The visit down into the crater was a unique experience, and the game sightings good, although cheetahs and rhino were still in hiding. Again our guide seemed to want to cut short our visit to the crater, and we had to insist on seeing a fine lake that attracted lots of wildlife, and would have been a great spot for the picnic.

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