We arrived at the Crater Forest Tented Camp after about an hour long very bumpy ride from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for an overnight stay before heading to Arusha the next day. The staff is very friendly and the food is quite decent;
we tried to go on a walk but we were quickly warned by the Massai staff of the dangers of buffalo and so therefore we decided to stay within the camp grounds.
Guided nature walks were available at a price of about $15 per person which we thought was a little pricey considering that the camp was located within rural farm land and coffee plantations.
While the tents are relatively modern with flushing toilets and running water, the electricity in the tents was only turned on at about 6:20 which was a little late because it started to get dark at around 6:00 and the water took a very long time to warm up (about 5 minutes).
The highlight of this camp, was definitely the 4 elephants that we saw grazing in the forested slope metres away from our tent. This was the closest view that we got of elephants and beat what we saw on safari in the Serengeti.