Ndutu special campsite (3), with Chaka migration camp tents and the lake behind them
Ndutu special campsite (3), the view of lake Ndutu from it
Ndutu special campsite (3), Chaka migration camp tents
Ndutu special campsite (3), Chaka migration camp guest tents
Ndutu special campsite (3), occupied by Chaka camp with the rooms in the distance and lake Ndutu behind it
Ndutu special campsite (3), the tented rooms (Chaka camp) and lake Ndutu behind them
A special campsite with a good view of lake Ndutu that is located on its south western shores, and near the western border of Ngorongoro conservation area. It is termed 'special' because it has no built in facilities but rather just camping space, and is sometimes the location of a tented migration camp.
What to do there?Spend a night under the stars, with a good view of the lake available at all times. If lucky, then it should be possible to view some big game animals from the location, whether a lot closer to you or down by the shores of the lake.
Just remember that the animals are there, even though it may be hard to spot them, and any walks should be accompanied by an NCAA ranger.
For a list of other attractions that you could visit in the area, please see the section below after map or the attractions page.
Best time to visit?During the last months of the year, when the wildebeest have immigrated into the area, and the lake's waters have been replenished by the short rainy season. Though you may need a good 4 x 4 to traverse the area when it rains.
Location of Ndutu Special (3) campsite
This special campsite is located about 100 m from the shores of lake Ndutu, and next to the western border of Ngorongoro conservation area, that lies on its shores. It offers some of the best views of the lake, though a small cliff sits between it and the lake.
For more information on this location, please see the map below.
How to get there?By air, would be the most convenient, landing at the Ndutu airstrip nearby and using a prearranged tours vehicle or short safari walk (ranger needed) to get there.
Alternatively, you could use a private, rental or tours and travel vehicle to get there, about a 2 hours drive from either Ndabaka or Loduare gate, using what is - at the time of writing,a bumpy dirt road. There is no preference for 4 x 4's, but generally SUV's perform better in the area.
For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the NCAA website, and if going there by a private car, fees paid include vehicle entry fee, camping/accommodation fees and conservation fees.
AbbreviationsNCAA - Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority