Simba Camp in Ngorongoro Crater is the only common campsite in the park.

With basic facilities that are frequently described as “so-so,” Simba Camp is not a Tanzania safari lodge for those that want a nice place to stay.

It is a basic facility for those that want to do a budget safari in Tanzania.

Simba camp becomes crowded in the high season, but has basic amenities like showers and toilets.

Despite the drawbacks, Simba Camp is a great place to stay in the Ngorongoro Crater if you want to be up close to the animals.

There are no gates to the campsite, so animals are free to wander in and around Simba Camp as they please.

There are guards in case of unforeseen incidents, but Simba Camp is peaceful most of the time.