Tandala Tented Camp
Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania
At a Glance
A beautiful permanent tented camp in the Natron Concession.
The camp is located up on a prominent hillside with incredible views across the plains to the mountains beyond
An area of wonderful wildlife, scenery and culture
Home to some of the rarer East African species
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
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Tandala Tented Camp offers a unique game viewing and cultural experience in the Natron Concession in the heart of Masailand in Northern Tanzania. The camp is tiered up a hillside and so enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding plains and mountains.
This incredible area is famous for its scenery and beautiful sunsets and also offers superb game viewing and cultural experiences. Many come here in search of some of the rarer East African species such as the lesser Kudu, the fringe-eared oryx and the gerenuk. Lake Natron itself is renowned for being home to millions of breeding flamingos, a spectacle not to be missed.
Guided walks here are a great way to see all of this amazing wildlife and you will be taken through a range of widely different landscapes, from acacia woodland, along dry river beds, and between towering granite kopjies. Meals or sundowners in the bush are always great fun as you can enjoy your drinks whilst being told fascinating bush stories by your guide. Then for those that prefer a more cultural experience a Masai boma visit will give you an interesting insight into their unique local culture and you can see how they live and if you wish even be a spectator at their traditional bloodletting ceremony. Another great trip can be a visit to the Ol Donyo Lengai, a holy mountain to the Maasai, known by them as God's Mountain.
The camp itself has stunning views of the plains around it, right out to the Gelai and Kitumbeine Mountains and the active volcano Ol Donyo Lengai. It's winding pathways meander through gigantic boulders and untamed brush to provide guests with a lantern-lit home of open spaces, thatched canvas roofs that allow in the cool breeze, and a wide open porch from which to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The beautiful lantern lit suites are spacious and comfortable with vast white beds with mosquito nets and canvas sides that can be open or closed as guests wish.
Six tented suites, all can be set up in either a twin or king configuration. An additional bed can be added to create a triple room in any of the tents.
Children of all ages are welcome. Certain activities may be restricted for children at the discretion of the parents and the professional guides.
Fans, plugs for charging, camp safe, 3G internet, open or closed 4WD vehicles dependant on weather,
Bush Walks, Bush Meals, Sundowners, Private Game Drives.
Game drive in the Serengeti
Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.
Search for the migration herds
One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Location & directions
Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania
The Lake Natron area sits just north east of the Ngorongoro Crater and forms part of Africa's Great Rift Valley.
How to get there
8-hour 30 minute British Airways international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Daily flights are available from Nairobi Wilson, Kilimanjaro and Arusha to Glai Lumbwa Airstrip.