The SpaceNaitolia Camp is located in a acacia and baobab forest overlooking the Lemiyon Floodplains in a private 13,000 acre concession north of Tarangire National Park.
This is a private community conservation partnership with the Masai communities. The Naitolia Concession is part of the Radilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 240,000 acre area set aside by seven Masai communities to preserve habitat and wildlife diversity.
Naitolia was the forerunner of all lodges and camps on community lands in northern Tanzania. The success of the partnership between community conservation, wildlife and habitat protection was acknowledged in the 2011 Tanzanian Elephant Management Plan with the northern sub population of elephants that use this Naitolia concession being acknowledged as the fastest growing population of elephants anywhere in Africa, and this population has been continuously studied since 1993.
Naitolia is a perfect retreat to relax, meditate, escape the busy safari circuit, it is the chance to explore the African bush on foot with Masai guides, visit remote communities and schools and partake in a night drive.
Experience an African camp that is part of a disappearing Africa, one that is unique in design and experience and one that has a proven success in conservation. Guest AccessLocated north of Tarangire National Park, 82 kms from Arusha, 31 kms from the Boundary Hill Gate to Tarangire National Park, game driving through the Radilen WMA, or 36 kms along the tarmac road to the Minjingu gate of the park.
Three thatched stone, net and canvas bungalows, with private detached toilet and shower. bungalows. Large king size beds with Sheridan bedding, separate mosquito net four poster, comfortable couches and chairs, coffee table and luggage rack.
Private stone paved balcony with director chairs, private bucket shower, flush toilet, mixture of LED and kerosene lighting and solar recharging unit for camera batteries.
Large 130 sq meter dining, lounge area, overlooking the acacia forest and Lemiyon plains, afternoon breezes, fire pit in front of the lounge area. Meals can be under the stars or under the thatched roof. Interaction with GuestsCommunications
Cellular phone signals are limited with erratic reception within the area. So not to intrude on other guests’ privacy, guests are requested to please observe following courtesies if using mobile phones:
Please ensure the ring tone is kept at a low volume to avoid disturbing other guests.
Please use phone in the privacy of the bungalow and not any of the common areas. The NeighborhoodBenefiting Others
Tanzanian Horizons donates $25 per person per night to the local Masai communities. In the last fifteen years we have built dispensaries and classrooms in Naitolia village, installed water pumps and rehabilitated boreholes, provided funding for developing the Wildlife Management Area, school fees for local children and many other projects. Getting AroundGame viewing
Once the short rains begin in December, the green shoots of new grass attract the migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras moving out from the park towards their traditional breeding grounds along the east of the rift valley escarpment. Herds of elephant are permanent residents in the area, moving through the Naitolia plains during the day and visiting the acacia forest where the camp is located at night. A herd of lesser kudu is found in the deciduous forest and can be sometimes seen around the camp.
With over 450 species of endemic and migratory birds found within this area, Naitolia has gained a reputation for incredible bird viewing, especially whilst out on foot within their habitat or just sitting in the lounge area, watching the large flocks of yellow collared lovebirds.
Activities are tailored for each guest to ensure the best experience.
Naitolia Camp offers a wide range of wildlife and nature activities within the concession area, unavailable to those staying within the National Park. Our clients can indulge in the true African experience, sleeping in our specially designed bandas with spectacular views out across the plains, capturing awe-inspiring sunrises. It is possible to trek in the early morning, through the savannah or along the seasonal Sand River. Sun-downers can be enjoyed on nearby Kopjes as dusk falls over the rift valley escarpment. Experience night game driving and observe the nocturnal animals within their environment. Or take advantage of the option to fly camp away from Naitolia amongst Baobabs or in the dry Sand River.
Guides brief guests on safe and appropriate behavior to maximize the pleasure of the experience, there is resident wildlife in the area, and occasionally we get visits from prides of lions and elephants are resident in the area. Other Things to NoteChild Policy
Children are most welcome at Naitolia, part of the joys of living in Tanzania and safaris is sharing this with young inquisitive minds. Parents are reminded that they are responsible for their children at all times in camp, although we can supply a Masai babysitter if requested and we have been given notice. The camp is located in an area which gets frequent visits from the local wildlife, including elephants, so children should not walk around unescorted