Scattered amid towering granite kopjes, Olduvai Camp offers comfortable lodgings within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Accommodations at the camp consist of seventeen spacious canvas tents set on raised stone platforms. The huge granite rocks, or kopjes, provide added privacy as well as picturesque views. The bedrooms come with either single, double, or triple beds. Within the dressing room alcove is an en suite bathroom with a vanity sink, flush toilets, and a shower. The open terrace features safari chairs and stunning views of the Serengeti’s wide savannah.
The camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the edge of Olduvai Gorge. Situated within northern Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains about 100 miles west of Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created when an ancient volcano erupted and then collapsed upon itself, the crater is now carpeted with expansive grasslands dotted by a few acacia trees. The natural enclosure is home to impressive varieties and concentrations of wildlife including some 25,000 mammals. In addition to the zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest that graze the plains, the region is home to all of Africa’s “big five” mammals: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. The uniqueness of the crater’s topography and the accessibility of its wildlife make it a prime tourist destination in northern Tanzania.