Ngorongoro Crater
Lions Paw

Nestled in a quiet grove, surrounded by Acacia trees, on the Eastern rim of the Ngorongoro sits the stylish Lions Paw Camp, boasting a perfect location should you dream of views across the crater from your Lodge.

This intimate and peaceful camp with 15 tented suites including 2 family tents is one of the few tented camps within the National Park – in addition to stunning panoramic views, you’ll also be within an easy 10 minutes’ drive of the Crater floor, so will hopefully arrive in advance of the many travellers keen to visit during the Summer High Season.

Facilities & Activities

The camp is permanent and operates throughout the year from its’ beautiful location.  The main pavilion is made up of the well-stocked bar, comfortable lounge area and the dining room all offering breathtaking views at every turn.  Charging facilities can also be found throughout.

A range of activities are offered including Game Drives into the Crater – these can be done as a half day or full day option with picnic lunch. Or if you are keen to learn more about the fascinating Masai culture, experience a guided tour of a local village to gain an insight in their unique way of life. Guided nature walks and Hot Air Balloon Safaris are also offered for the more adventurous – please note additional charges may apply.

Please note this camp does not have a swimming pool.

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If you can draw your eyes away from the view, The dining room offers a cosy atmosphere with polished wood and beams, serving both international and African-inspired meals.  For an out of the ordinary experience bush dining can also be arranged.  Allergies and dietary requirements are also well catered for.


The 13 luxury Double or Twin partially-tented suites showcase panoramic views across the crater from their private decks. Modern and stylish in design with earthy tones, the rooms have charging facilities and feature well-equipped private en-suite bathrooms.

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Children are welcomed but those under 12 are recommended to share with an adult (extra beds can be supplied).  Alternatively, families can opt for one of the two additional Family Units comprising of a Double and Twin bedrooms alongside a comfortable, spacious lounge area.


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Lions Paw Camp is situated in a phenomenal location, within the Ngorogoro National Park on the Eastern Rim, allowing easy access down into the Crater.  The Lodge is approx. 1 hours’ drive from Manyara Airstrip and 3 hours from Arusha Town.

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