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Sep 1st, 2004, 09:48 AM
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ngorongoro lodging - do i have a choice IN the crater?

hi-
a family friend talked about staying in the crater when they visited decades ago.
are there any such options today? if so, can you kindly tell me how to contact these companies?
secondly...if that is no longer available, do you recommend one rim lodge's location and safari services over another? i am less concerned with the "luxury" aspects of the accommodations. thanks!
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 09:38 AM
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i am thinking no one has responded because my question is akin to asking "can i swim to hawaii" but hopefully one of you will see that it had been done and maybe will know whom to contact? thanks.
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 10:14 AM
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Ive heard of camping in the Crater, but rarely does one see information on this, if it is even still allowed.

Suggest you do a search on this board for in-country outfitters (tour operators) in Tanzania, and when these threads appear in the left column, send an email to one or two of them and make inquiry.
 
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 02:39 PM
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good idea, sandi, thanks for that.
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Sep 2nd, 2004, 06:43 PM
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Kerikeri: It is to my understanding that camping is no longer allowed on the crater floor. Camping is allowed at predesignated sites on the rim.
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Sep 14th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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I have just returned from Tanzania where we stated at the Crater Lodge (amazing!!!) You are not allowed in the crater before 6:00 or after 7?? can't remember - but there is NO camping allowed.
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Sep 14th, 2004, 01:10 PM
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You have to be off of National Park lands by sunset, usually 6:30pm.
 
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Sep 14th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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thanks for the follow up- i have since diverted the whole trip southward and will look forward to east africa another time...

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