Ngorongoro Crater

Pakulala Safari Camp


The crater under canvas

Situated at a privileged site right at the crater rim, Pakulala Safari Camp is a perfect place to stay for safari or walking routes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The camp it is made up of eleven under tents decorated in an elegant style reminiscing the late 19th century safaris with canvas, wood, leather, as well as locally handcrafted carpets, two queen size beds bucket showers and en suite bathrooms.

Head to the campfire for drinks and unforgettable views down into the crater before dinner is served in the lantern-lit mess tent.


At a glance

  • 11 canvas tents

  • Dining tent

  • Fire pit with crater views

  • Bar

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    Game drives

    Descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a safari amid over 25,000 animals including the Big Five.

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    Nature and cultural walks

    Try the magnificent Empakai crater trek to enjoy the migration of flamingos and descent to feel the soapy water of the Lake, or visit a traditional Maasai Boma which is a 45 minute walk from the camp.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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