Elwai Camp (GPS coordinates: 2°58'54.1"S 34°56'41.7"E) an excellent choice for your safari stop in the Ndutu area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. We cater to all types of clientele but specialize in photographers & photography groups. From December through March we are in the prime location for the Migration and calving of the millions of wildebeest and zebra that come here each year around Lake Ndutu and the surrounding area to give birth to a new generation. The calving season is an epic event!
We have 8 large safari tents that remain in Ndutu throughout the year. We strive to retain the intimacy of the camp while providing excellent service with a close proximity to the abundant wildlife of the area. Our tents are a spacious 28 feet long by 16.5 feet wide (8mx5.5m) and are constructed of heavy-duty safari-grade rip-stop canvas made locally in Tanzania. We add an additional cooling feature of shade-cloth over each tent. The tents have netted windows down each side which you can fully open with mosquito netting stitched into the actual tent. We want you to feel at home and be comfortable while at Elwai Camp.
The entrance of our tents has a covered patio area with chairs and end-tables for relaxing. The front of the tents zip fully open, including a layer of mosquito netting and the rip-stop canvas which zips completely closed. Stepping into the bedroom area of the tent you will be greeted by locally handmade furniture - a chair, carpet, an umbrella, a laundry pouch, luggage rack, bedside tables with lamps, and a large comfortable bed. In addition, we have a rechargeable flashlight, a walkie-talkie, and other items to help you enjoy your stay. Our décor is meant to match the natural surroundings of Ndutu and make you feel enveloped in Tanzania.
Our en-suite facilities are accessed directly from the bedroom and have a separate doorway. The bathroom is complete with two ceramic basins with running water, mirrors, a generous supply of natural, local bathroom products, and plush, oversized 800GSM towels. The bathroom also has a woven mat and clothes rack. The toilet and shower areas are separate and allow for privacy. Inside the toilet area is a ceramic flushing western toilet, encased on a wooden frame for stability. The shower area is spacious and also has a wooden base.
We offer single, double, and triple rooming options. Every bed has custom made mosquito/insect protection. The beds are fitted with high quality sheets, pillows, & duvets for your comfort. All our tents are powered with solar power and we always strive to have extra power on tap so you can enjoy yourself and do the things you need to do while on safari.