Our deliciously cosy, canvas homestead

This sustainably built camp is a refuge from the formidable elements that surround it.

Main camp

Private camp

A cosy retreat at Entamanu main camp

Our rooms at Entamanu are a perfect refuge from the elements on our wild side of the Crater.

Private verandah with views across the Crater

Downtime with a good book and stunning panoramic views into the Crater, the perfect contrast to eventful mornings on safari.

Family tents with adjoining bedrooms

Our two-family tents at Entamanu have full-sized bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

Shower in style at Entamanu

Beautifully designed en-suite bathrooms with double-sink and power shower.

Cosy evenings around the fire

A cosy refuge from the elements; our central lounge has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with guests sharing Crater tales from the day.

Locally sourced and made

Everything at Entamanu has been sourced locally and inspired by Tanzanian artists and artisans.

Your private Crater experience

Just four rooms elevated on wooden platforms, with two family rooms. Each is constructed from wood, glass and stretched canvas, and every home-like touch of cosiness has been added to create comfort in this elemental place.

And relax…

Imagine winding down with afternoon tea in the company of an excellent book...

Now imagine that, but on a veranda overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater.

Enjoy endless views into the Crater

each cottage has a private veranda overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater.

Cosy and considered

The rooms at Entamanu Private are a clever blend of wood, glass, and stretched-canvas. Raised on platforms to leave no footprint on the site and designed to be a cosy refuge in this elemental place. All with views into the Crater.

A family experience

our exclusive camp on the Crater rim is perfect for families with two family cottages available and we welcome children over 5.

Entamanu Private bathroom

designed with environmental and cultural surroundings in mind. A rugged flare and stylish simplicity.

Private dining on the Crater rim

Entamanu Private has its own dining room with a light and relaxing ambience to enjoy your family time together.

Stylish set up

Your dining room is tastefully put together and made locally by Tanzania artisans and creators from butter dishes to tablecloths.

Private lounge to share your safari tales

perfect for families - a cosy space all to yourself, perched on the Crater rim...

Lazy afternoons

The perfect nook to curl up for a relaxed afternoon spent on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Entamanu Private offers up a redefined Crater experience, perfect for families or groups of friends, this is your own private highland retreat.

Main verandah

a spacious lookout across one of Africa’s finest wildlife icons, the Ngorongoro Crater.

To look down into the immense bowl of the Ngorongoro Crater is to stand at the gates of heaven.

How Entamanu was built

Meaning ‘circle’ in Maa, the language of the Maasai, Entamanu is the perfect name for our understated luxury camp on the Ngorongoro Crater edge. We thought long and hard about how to ‘be’ in this ancient place and were resolute that leave no impact should we ever leave. And we’re proud to say we achieved our goals!

Elemental and wild

Typical. Of all the possible sites encircling this unique wildlife Shangri-la, we pick the wild and woolliest. Following one of the world’s most stunning private drives, we bring you to a soft edge of oxygenated, elemental Africa with heady panoramas spinning forward into the Crater and back across the Serengeti Plains.

This is a place to slow down, breathe, feel Ngorongoro’s rhythms under your feet and look deeper, through Maasai eyes.

Key details


All year round


separate camps


canvas cottages


cottages in main lodge


cottages in Private camp


family cottages

All with verandahs and views into the Crater


H. Edwards

Choose Entamanu

If I could visit only one place for the rest of my life I’d choose Entamanu

H. Edwards

Special Place

Mkombe’s House is a very special place and I’d like to shout it from the rooftops but also want to keep it to myself!

N. Kupschke

Great Place, Wonderful Food

Great place, great team, wonderful food!

Camps visited:

P. Mills & D. Webster

Lovely Peaceful Camp

Lovely people, great ethos, nice peaceful camp. Highly recommended but expect relaxed casual, not 5*! We loved it.

Tanzania tourism urgently needs to limit the number of vehicles in the crater

C. Okada

Incredible Lodge Experience

The stay was so incredible that words cannot describe it adequately. The lodge is lovely and welcoming with breathtaking views. Everyone is attentive, kind, genuine, and clearly made the stay memorable. The crater was awesome with so much to see - scenery, flowers, birds, animals, mist, rain, sunsh...

L. Sullivan

Amazing 1st Safari Experience

Such an amazing experience for my 1st safari! Saw incredible game on the 1st day, the staff is kind & attentive, the food surpassed expectations and I love the interiors and design of the camp. Ian, our guide was wonderful, and Raymond the camp manager was excellent. Every aspect was incredible!

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