Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp is situated directly on the shore of Lake Eyasi. Across this huge, seasonal soda lake that stretches away in front of camp, the Alipi escarpment wall rises two thousand feet up into the Endulen area of the Nogorongoro Conservation providing a stunning view. To the north are the Ngorongoro Highlands with Lemagrut and Ol Deani mountains (both extinct volcanoes and close to 10,000 ft) in the foreground. Scenically, this area is stunning. The camp lies amidst a beautiful natural palm and acacia forest with a colossal rock as a backdrop and a natural spring nearby. The camp itself consists of seven tents built on permanent platforms, an open dining room and bar, a swimming pool as well as a platform hidden in the reeds next to the spring where one can have a romantic dinner under the stars or chill out in the heat of the day and bird watch. Each tent has an en suite bathroom and plenty of hot and cold running water. Toilets are flush type and have a proper septic system in place. Furniture and bedding is comfortable and in keeping with the rustic and understated look of the Camp. Lighting is supplied by a generator in the evening hours. All tents have a beautiful view of the lake. This small, tented camp is a great example of a well-run, owner-operated camp. Chris Schmeling is co owner of the camp and has been farming in the area for many years, the camp is supplied at least in part with superb food that they themselves produce on the farm - including smoked tilapia fillet and black forest smoked ham. There are no pretensions here; only excellent service combined with a simple elegance.