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Kirurumu Ngorongoro Pakulala Camp

Serengeti & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Kirurumu Ngorongoro Pakulala Camp overview

This camp has a superb location on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. You may be tempted to remain in camp to make the most of the fine views, though you can also explore the local area wth a guide, going for walks or more energetic hikes, including a climb to a pretty waterfall on Olmoti mountain and walks in the scenic Mount Marakot area. The camp has a strong connection with the local Maasai community and visit to nearby villages are popular with guests.

There are 10 safari tents providing comfortable accommodation, with twin or double beds, rugs and ample storage space. All bedding is provided including blankets which are very welcome as evenings can be cold up here. Staff also provide hot water bottles for extra warmth at night. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a safari (bucket) shower, hand basin and flush toilet.

here is a central dining tent where you can sit down to meals with the other guests, with the option of dining outdoors if you wish. Pre-dinner drinks are served round the campfire where deckhairs are arranged in a semi-circle, as you re-live the highlights of the day and enjoy the far reaching views acoss the Ngorongoro Crater.


Open: Kirurumu Ngorongoro Pakulala Camp is open seasonally.

Location: This is a mobile camp in the Ngorongoro Highlands on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Rooms: There are 10 large guest tents with twin or double beds, 6-foot mattresses, pillows, sheets and blankets. Furniture includes a table, safari chairs, bedside tables, a luggage rack and mats. Each tent has a bucket shower and flush toilet. Both bedroom and bathroom have solar-powered lighting. Hot water bottles are provided as it can get chilly in the evenings at this altitude.

Activities: The camp offers various guided walks and hikes in the area. Guests can climb the slopes of Olmoti mountain and go hiking around Mount Marakot. Day trips to Empakai Crater enable you to see flamingos near the deep lake. Visits to nearby Maasai villages can be arranged. The camp is wonderful for star gazing at night.

Facilities: The dining tent is open for breakfast, lunch and meals and provides waiter service. Meals are also eaten out in the open air. There is a campfire.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are age limits on certain activities

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access.

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