NGORONGORO TORTILIS CAMP – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Ngorongoro Tortilis camp is a 3-star mid-range accommodation found at the End of the valley under the forest canopy in the Middle of the Tanzania’s wilderness Ngorongoro conservation area. The camp is situated 13km away from the crater Rim and 21 km from the descend gate and an hour away from Lake manyara national park. The lodge is in a perfect base to stay away from the crowd while enjoying the quiet and beautiful environment. The camp is owned and managed by Tortilis camp that runs unique and ambient accommodation across Tanzania and Kenya. .One can be at the lodge by road transport from Arusha international airport since it’s the gateway destination. it takes approximately 3-4 hour’s drive on tarmac road from Arusha to the lodge through mayukuni and karatu and 40 minutes to fly to the close lake Manyara airstrip then 2 hours drive from airstrip to the camp.
Ngorongoro Tortilis camp consists of over 10 comfortable and elegant en-suite tents that reflects traditional building style with comfort and ambience. All tents are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, bathroom with hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, free toiletries, slippers mention but few, wooden chairs and tables, white duvets and pillows to mention but a few. Tents have private verandas and sitting areas, overlooking the stunning view over the forest canopy, crater rim and surrounding area. There is a campfire pit where guests relax and share experiences about the safari; it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights. Tents are in different sizes of single, double, twin and triple/family rooms and rooms cost 200$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.
Ngorongoro Tortilis camp offers more services and facilities which include;
A dining areas that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice. you can have meals in either dining area or Veranda. Meals offered are Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner serve by well trained, friendly and organized staff, and they offer meals in any place of your choice, veranda or dining area overlooking the valley.
A well -stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of the forest canopy , ngorongoro Highlands and surrounding area ,
Services; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house- keeping services available , bottled water available, solar energy available , massage services offered to calm you mind and make you sweat out all the stresses
WIFI internet available at the camp that will keep you connected and enables you/visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge; visiting Ngorongoro crater rim , Game viewing , visiting the close Manyara national park, community tours in the local village
Ngorongoro crater is found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to Ngorongoro conservation area in the great rift valley covering the total area of 8,292km and its 3 million years old . The crater is the best place in East Africa with beautiful breathtaking Views. There are different attractions in the park which include; wild beast migration from Serengeti , Ngorongoro crater , Salei Plains and Ol karien Gorge, Variety flora and Fauna, stunning scenery and many more attractions. The park has different categories of accommodation like; Budget , Mid range and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visiting the area. The park contains short grasses with more high lands and other beautiful volcanoes. The area have over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros and over 100 number of lions, 7,000 wild beasts, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles . The park has different animal including the big five mammals of the world ; lion ,Buffaloes, elephant, leopards ,Rhinos ,zebras , implalas , antelopes and different bird species. There are more different activities to do while in the Park which include ; Game viewing at crater and lake Eyasi view point to different animals migrating , Crater viewing, Cultural visits in the local village, Hiking the Gol Mountains in the remote areas of the park , Crater Rim Nature walks, Bird watching in the park, Visiting archaeological like oldivai gorge museum and many other activities . The Park gives stunning view of the Ngorongoro Crater since it’s the largest caldera in the world and the surrounding areas. There are more masaai mara pastoralists in Ngorongoro park . its 80$ per person entering Ngorongoro park . June –july and late January and February are the best month to travel in Tanzania for a safari especially Ngorongoro side