GUIDE ON KIRURUMU NGORONGORO CAMP NEAR NGORONGORO CRATER - HIGHLANDS
Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp is a small, intimate, canvas accommodation, pitched in a delightfully scenic grove between the western side of the Ngorongoro Highlands bordering Lake Eyasi and the Ngorongoro Crater – all part of the Great African Rift Valley. Because of the high staff ratio to a small number of guests, personal attention and service are exemplary; guests staying here also enjoy an authentic African safari tented experience in Ngorongoro with an ethnic ambience. From this strategic base, you can access many fascinating destinations on your tour of Tanzanian wildlife and ecology havens from the diverse crater floor, trekking Mount Makarot and Olmoti, evolutionary visit to the Ol Duvai Gorge, en-culturing experience with the Maasai community and many more. Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp safaris with AfricanMecca also offer convenient access to Lake Manyara, beloved of writer Ernest Hemingway, and breeding ground of thousands of wading birds, including pink flamingos, on its island pockets, where they are protected by its high salinity from intrusive predators. Safaris from the camp primarily includes a game viewing trip to Ngorongoro Crater, a majestic collapsed volcano with unbroken caldera rim, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site enclosing the greatest wildlife concentration to be found in Africa. The camp is reached by road from Arusha or air to the local airstrip in Manyara, then overland across grassy plains and through highland forests and farms of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, when you may be able to spot the few animals, giraffe, topi, impala, and oribi as well as crocodile (Lake Masek) that cannot subsist in the crater. You will also see Maasai with their cattle in the conservation area where indigenous people are encouraged to pursue their traditional way of life in harmony with wildlife conservation and tourist initiatives.
Accommodation At Kirurumu Ngorongoro CampAccommodation at Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp comprises 7 of the largest, well-appointed designed safari tents available, each orderly clean and fully equipped with en-suite bush shower and flushing toilet. They fit unobtrusively into the landscape some 30 minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater rim. But your wilderness jaunt is well worth while, rewarded by a hearty welcome with refreshing towels and cool drinks in a secluded, natural, green-roofed bower. Six-inch mattresses make comfortable double or twin beds, with adequate pillows, sheets, and blankets to cope with chilly highland nights. Hot-water bottles will be thoughtfully tucked into your bed every evening, but you are advised to bring a warm jacket or fleece for early mornings, although the sundown campfire will ward off some of the chills after dusk. The tents are individually furnished with table, safari chairs, a luggage rack, and foot-comforting rugs and mats. The aesthetics are complemented with subtle ethnic artifacts to remind you that you are on an African holiday (read more on reasons to visit Africa). As the camp endeavors to protect the ambient ecology, use of electricity is limited by dependence on sustainable solar energy for lighting. Hot water is provided for morning and evening washing and for showers. AfricanMecca guests will be invited to take invigorating walks, accompanied by a Maasai guide, to a fine waterfall cascading down nearby Olmoti Mountain, or you can climb Mt. Makarot, with or without walking poles or even donkeys, for stunning views across the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Safari At Kirurumu Ngorongoro CampFrom Kirumuru Camp, you can indulge in guided walks and treks or you will be a welcome guest if you choose to visit neighboring Maasai villages where you will learn more of their culture and traditions. You could also make day excursions to the lakes, or to Olduvai Gorge, home of prehistoric man. But the favorite Tanzanian vacation activity is a Ngorongoro Crater game-viewing safari in a comfortable, customized 4x 4 with optimized game viewing through a pop-up roof. There will be extra time to discuss your hopes with your AfricanMecca guide who also checks in via radio contact with other guides for shared information (based on last sightings, sounds and footprints) to discover the action you most long to see, and make your Tanzania safari dreams reality. 100 square miles of varied landscape holds over 30,000 mammals, some of them endangered species. It is also home to 500 species of bizarre, exotic, or colorful birds. Timid gazelles, robust zebras, ungainly wildebeest, massive Cape buffalo, and comical warthogs provide delicate dining for great packs of predators and scavengers. Confident lions, solitary leopards, and self-effacing but striking cheetahs perform the killing dramas. Sly opportunist jackals, spotted hunchbacked hyenas and scraggy vultures wait hungrily in the wings before descending to squabble over the carcass remains. As you embrace the beauty of wilderness or thrill to the primitive emotions of the hunt, you will realize that your photo tour of Africa has brought you into touch with your deepest self.
Dining At Kirurumu Ngorongoro CampDining at Kirumuru tented Camp is an incredible bush experience. Food is bought fresh from local farmers, and you will be amazed by the miracles that can be achieved in an outback kitchen. As birds tune up for dawn, you will be awakened for early morning tea or coffee before setting off on your day’s adventures. You may choose a hearty cooked breakfast, or settle for a quick morning snack and refreshment en-route to a Ngorongoro Crater tour where you will eat your tasty packed lunch at a picnic site on the crater floor so as not to waste a moment of your limited six-hour window of opportunity; the maximum time anyone may remain in the crater because more would risk damaging the fragile habitat. During the meal, you may be visited by olive baboons, or spot some of the famous Ngorongoro Tokitok lion pride with their luxuriant black manes, and for that the AfricanMecca guide will order the guests back into their safari vehicle. Returning to camp, you will be able to rest and refresh yourself before traditional sundowners by a blazing camp fire, followed by an unexpectedly sophisticated candle-lit dinner in the dining area of the large main tent. Bush cookery can be simple or complex, from sima or ugali, a corn/maize pearl dish to rice, pasta, boiled over a twig fire, to grills, spit-roasts, slow-simmering potjies, or stews and slices of bread baked/cooked over embers. The flavors are rich and distinctive, and the meal will remain in memory as a highlight of travel in Africa.
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The AfricanMecca Safari experience was great. All the connections were spot on and the lodges and camps were great - 1st class. The safaris were great with the time spent in Ngorongoro totally outstanding. We just totally loved it, a great experience.
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SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR KIRURUMU NGORONGORO CAMP NEAR NGORONGORO CRATER TANZANIA
When staying at Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp near Ngorongoro Crater - Highlands (Karatu Farmlands), we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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