Naturally, our take on this wildlife shangri-la is wilder, woolier and so
much more absorbed.

Here, we define our own Ngorongoro, off the beaten track, in Maasai territory. Following one of the world’s most stunning private drives, we bring you up to a dizzying edge of elemental Africa with panoramic views spinning forward into the Crater and back to the Serengeti plains. This is much more than a great vantage point for visiting the Crater, this is where we live the Ngorongoro life.

There is surely no truer way to appreciate the magnitude and wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater, than from Entamanu where it's done entirely on your own terms and schedules.

Space to be with the family, right on the iconic Ngorongoro Crater rim at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

The sun rising over the Ngorongoro Crater from Entamanu Ngorongoro.

All our interiors at Entamanu Ngorongoro are locally sourced and inspired by the colourful and fascinating Maasai culture.

Perched on the wild side of the Ngorongoro Crater this is an elemental place, where we experience the Crater as it would have been many years ago.

Under a blanket of stars, on the edge of a volcanic crater. A little bit like heaven, we think. Entamanu Ngorongoro.

The views across the Crater and endless highlands from Entamanu Ngorongoro are pretty awesome.

Elephants in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Meet the Maasai from Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Sundowners overlooking the Southern Serengeti plains after a beautiful walk from Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Epic views and endless highland vistas from Entamanu Ngorongoro.

The Crater floor is home to epic big game viewing year round.

Meet and interact with the Maasai at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

The area surrounding Entamanu Ngorongoro affords us an extraordinary sense of freedom.

Sun rise over the Ngorongoro Crater as we descend from our home on the rim, Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Walking around Entamanu Ngorongoro is always rewarding, not least thanks to the population of giraffe that call this part of the Crater rim home.

Epic views over the Ngorongoro Crater from your room at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

A cosy refuge from the elements; our central lounge at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Entamanu Ngorongoro has an enviable position on the rim of the Ngorongroro Crater, which we share with some pretty spectacular neighbours.

A relaxed lioness in the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Wishing Tree at Entamanu Ngorongoro sits in front of camp and has been visited and adorned by Maasai offerings for decades.

The Ngorongoro Crater sits in real Maasai country and an encounter with the Maasai warriors is unforgettable.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a real sight to behold as you reach the rim on the way to our camp, Entamanu.

Walking along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater with a Nomad guide and a local Maasai.

Absolutely everything at Entamanu has been sourced locally and inspired by local Tanzanian artists and artisans.

The infamous dance and super human high jump of the Maasai warriors at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Giraffe are not found on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, which is why we love being able to see them in large numbers from camp.

On the edge of the world with your family at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

We have exclusive access to a neighbouring Maasai boma at Entamanu Ngorongoro. Integral to any cultural interactions we offer at our camps is that they are genuine and not marred by the presence of tourists.

Meeting the Maasai while at Entamanu Ngorongoro is an enriching, fascinating and genuine experience.

Entamanu Ngorongoro is surrounded by the ancient ebb and flow of Maasai pastoralist life.

Walking through the ancient Acacia Lahai trees surrounding Entamanu Ngorongoro.

We have two family tents at Entamanu Ngorongoro which have two full size bedrooms and an adjoining shared bathroom.

Views over the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding highlands from Entamanu Ngorongoro.

Walking along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Interacting with the Maasai is a fascinating experience.

Beautifully designed en-suite bathrooms at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

There is an extraordinary array of wildlife on the Crater floor.

Large cottage-style rooms raised on wooden platforms are your home at Entamanu Ngorongoro.

As is our habit we have sourced local for our newest camp Entamanu Ngorongoro. The entire camp is made up with interiors made by talented local Tanzanian artisans.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one the most iconic wildlife destinations in Africa.

A quiet moment at Entamanu Private.

Everything in our camps is locally sourced and created. Entamanu Private.

The dining room at Entamanu Private.

Elephants in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Discover Maasai traditions and culture beneath the canopy of Acacia Lahai trees at Entamanu Private.

Discoveries beneath a grove of otherworldly acacia lahai trees at Entamanu Private.

Moments filled with wonder for your small folk at Entamanu Private.

Family moments in our two bedroom family units at Entamanu Private.

Family moments, together at Entamanu Private.

Quiet moments at Entamanu Private.

Crater views from Ngorongoro's private hideaway on the remote north western rim. Entamanu Private.

Crater views from Ngorongoro's private hideaway on the remote north western rim. Entamanu Private.

Glass, wood, stretched-canvas. All entirely removable.

Glass, wood, stretched-canvas. All entirely removable.

Cosy corners and ample space to enjoy your own private Crater rim experience.

From behind your room, views sweep out across the Serengeti horizon. And from the front? The iconic Ngorongoro Crater.

Locally designed, thoughtfully put together. Your home away from home on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Entamanu Private

Your private highland retreat overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. There is surely no truer way to appreciate the magnitude and wonder of the Crater, than from Entamanu Private where it’s done entirely on your own terms and schedules.

Enhancing lives at Entamanu

From enhancing dynamic careers to working with local communities and conservation projects, here are some inspiring stories from Entamanu, Ngorongoro.

Spotlight on Ebenezer

Meet Ebenezer and his mum, Maria, who live in a remote community in the Ngorongoro Highlands. Ebenezer was identified as a candidate for surgery on a Nomad health outreach trip from Entamanu.

Illchokuti – our lion guardian

Human-wildlife conflict is a huge challenge in the Ngorongoro Highlands. The Maasai have lived alongside wildlife for decades, but as human populations increase, so the conflicts and pressure mount.

We support our local ‘Illchokuti’ (lion guardian) called Rumas. His role is a vital one. He moves around local villages to report sightings and conflict so the KopeLion team can intervene if necessary. He also educates these communities on the value of protecting the lion population, and importantly on ways in which they protect their livestock

Life long learning & growth

Wildlife education

Ngorongoro student safaris

It is through 'student safaris' that we try to educate youth on wildlife behaviour, developing an understanding of animal behaviour so that children can be better equipped to avoid risks, and understand the amazing qualities these creatures have too. We hope that these future generations will be ambassadors for co-existence, and local conservation efforts.

Life long learning & growth

Creating career paths

Nomad honey project

There's no end to the talents of Yohanna, a member of our Entamanu Ngorongoro team. He's a local Maasai who was a watchman but now acts as village liaison, drives the tractor that fixes our road, steps in as housekeeper and staff cook... and he's just harvested his first batch of honey from the Nomad beehives at Entamanu Private. We're buying it off him to use in camp - and it's absolutely delicious.

Northern Tanzania safaris

Our Northern Tanzania camps are in enviable locations that mean we can take you deeper into this epic wilderness and create life changing experiences.


N. Ahmad

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Testimonial: I cannot speak highly enough of our stay at the resort. The staff were so helpful and the facilities were exceptional. It’s a place that I would highly recommend.

Exceptional stay. Highly recommended

J. Cave

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Spectacular Views, Excellent Service

The Entamanu lodge is in a perfect location on the crater rim. The views are spectacular and the proximity to the descending road is an advantage to those who want to get into the crater early. The newly renovated rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The food was delicious and the service excell...

M. Wyatt

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Happy to Provide Review

Please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to provide a review!

S. Kohli

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Magical Camp on Rim

Nomad Entamanu is a magical camp on the rim with outstanding views and service. Its a must visit on the crater!

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F. Jimenez

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Authentic Experience, Comfortable Bed

Authentic experience. I felt in love with the bed, very confortable the people made me feel special since I arrived. Delicious food. I highly recommend taking a walk around, they will guide you.

A. Dementiev

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Fantastic Honeymoon Job

Very clean, welcoming, professional. Jonathan and team did a fantastic job for our honeymoon and we will definitely recommend and return!

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