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Area de Conservacion del Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area 0000 Tanzania
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 21/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 39 Speciality lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Perched on the edge of the famous Ngorongoro Crater with magnificent views of the Crater floor. 11 tents offering an elegant fusion of modern and classic accommodation, en suite bathrooms adorned with fresh flowers and cristal, porcelain and wooden platters makes every meal a special occasion, blending elegant simplicity with a laid back style.
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Área de Conservación del Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area 0000 Tanzania
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Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport579 kmSee all flights
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Dawn G. wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania34 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm late in writing this review. My friends and I stayed at this camp in February of 2019. I was surprised to see that this camp is still getting such high ratings. This was not to the standards of the other camps we stayed at (Kiota camp in the Serengeti and Oliver's camp in Tarangire). A couple of reviewers from 2017 commented on the toilet leaking in their tent. Two of us must have 'lucked' out and gotten that same tent- 2 years later. We couldn't understand why it smelled off and why the sisal rug was torn and stained. We found out that night. After we came back from dinner, we realized the rug was wet. An hour later, the rug was sopping wet and was spreading into the rest of the tent. When I went out to tell someone about it, the guard proceeded to shine a flashlight on a water buffalo 50 feet away, and he told me to go back to my tent. I would have taken responsibility for going out of my tent at night, HOWEVER, they told us it was perfectly fine to walk around at night. We were surprised at this and asked them about it because the other two camps we stayed at told us not to come out of our tents at night and provided walkie talkies for communication if we needed to reach someone. This camp did not provide walkie talkies, and once I was back in the tent, it took 45 minutes of my friend an I calling out to finally get someone to come. They tried to mop up the area with towels, but we asked to move to another tent. It's a shame, because this camp could be nice - the location is amazing. The tents are close together and smaller than the other camps, but we didn't mind that. But in addition to the leaky toilet, the linens are worn. The food was okay - not as good as the other camps, but fine. I think overall it was just the condition inside the tent and the lax safety measures that made this so disappointing. Hopefully they can make some improvements, because this camp could be a gem.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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boughnerdeb wrote a review Dec 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania39 contributions26 helpful votes
This tented Safari camp was a wonderful treat after several days in the Serengeti. We arrived at sunset, and it was beautiful. The staff were amazing and cater to your every need. For a tented camp, one would consider this Glamping.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Boucher wrote a review Sep 2019
Saint-Etienne, France2 contributions
Pakulala is a welcoming campsite to take a young family (son7 & daugher 9). We stayed at Pakulala for 2 nights on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater. The camp gets 5 stars for the great views into the crater, delicious food and wonderful staff. Our tent was great, my children enjoyed the comfortable beds and rich furnishings. Sitting around the campfire at night was very special.
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Date of stay: September 2019
chicagomelinda wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois108 contributions50 helpful votes
As has been noted, stays here are priced above what you might expect for the quality. The furnishings in the tents are getting very dated (I tripped on the broken hem in the quilt on the bed), and the conditions are basic. That said, delivering any level of service (food, water, basic "hotel" amenities) is tough in this area, so I give them a bit of a pass. Our camp host, Amos, did his best to entertain and help work around the large tour groups that were there during our stay (just my husband and me). The other groups were extremely loud party types, and Amos arranged for us to dine separately, which was a welcome touch, even though we didn't request it. We stayed two nights. In retrospect, we'd stay only one. The Crater is interesting, but there simply isn't a need to go through the expense and discomfort (it was extremely cold and windy at the camp) of staying more than a single night.
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Date of stay: August 2019
bad_u_turn wrote a review Aug 2019
Wokingham40 contributions30 helpful votes
The camp has a great location with comfortably furnished tents on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater, and sitting around the fire with a beer chatting with other guests in the presence of a zebra was a great experience. It is a wild location, which for me is part of its appeal. It is also a great base for a safari in the crater. On arrival, a few points were explained such as giving 15 minutes notice to request hot water for a shower and to request assistance to walk around after dark in case of wandering wildlife. The food was good and there are nice touches such as the hot water bottles to warm up the bed. A few issues let the camp down for me – the lights in the bedroom area and bathroom area of the tent either didn’t work at all or only intermittently – fortunately I had a good headtorch; and the toilet didn’t have water to flush when I arrived. Both of these issues were met with incredulity by Peter as if it were my inability to operate them rather than a fault. The lights weren’t fixed although the toilet issue was. I also requested an alarm call which didn’t come (after being told the night before I would be awoken with hot water for a shower); fortunately I had set my own alarm and a bowl of water was provided for washing when I requested.
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Date of stay: August 2019
TanzaniaArusha RegionNgorongoro Conservation Area
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pakulala Safari Camp
What food & drink options are available at Pakulala Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pakulala Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.