Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Boasting breathtaking views of the crater below, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge blends ethnic East Africa with lavish renaissance Europe, creating some of the most unique and opulent accommodation on the continent.
Perfect forAfrica first timers. The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is top of the hit list and this lodge is the ultimate in deluxe.
In the know"Ngorongoro" is a Maasai word, coming from the sound of ringing cow bells. Listen out for them as the herds are brought to drink from the crater lakes in the early mornings.

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  • Chic Design
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO world heritage site. The long extinct volcanic crater shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth where Maasai herders live in harmony with wild animals.

Rooms at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is made up of three intimate safari camps with 30 suites in total. Each sumptuous thatched suite is built on stilts with elegant antiques, graceful chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows and private viewing decks overlooking the crater below. A personal butler will tend to your every need, bringing tea in bed, lighting a fire or running the bath.

Food and Drink

Every meal is a special occasion in the domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters. The delicious pan-African cuisine can also be enjoyed on the outdoor dining deck.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Each of the three camps operates independently with a grand central living area, swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the crater.

Activities Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

As well as two daily game drives in the magnificent crater, guests can also enjoy bush walks, crater picnics, Masai cultural visits and trips to Olduvai Gorge and the Shifting Sands.

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