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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 5*

Stay in the hotel by the crater that collapsed nearly three million years ago, forming a caldera that became a habitat for lions, elephants, pink flamingos and most importantly, black rhinos. Each cottage in Ngorongoro Crater Lodge provides a magnificent panoramic view of the entire crater. What can be more special than waking up to the mesmerizing vastness of this green valley at an altitude of 7000 feet?

Every suite in Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a separately standing cottage with a private panoramic terrace and a dining area where you can order your meals to be served. Get ready for chill mornings and evenings typical for this elevation. But don’t worry, your own fireplace will keep you warm and create a romantic ambience.

The entire lodge was built with local materials only. Luxurious colonial interior of the cottages is accentuated with a rich blend of gold, silver and ruby. When dining in the main house filled with Victorian furnishings, you can easily lose track of which era you are in.

Airport: Lake Manyara airstrip, 54 km, 1 hour 20 mins

Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Wildlife area: Yes

Best time to visit: All year round

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Activities at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Cultural visit to Hadzabe bushmen

Hadzabe Bushmen are an ancient tribe that occupies Lake Eyasi territories and lives in the wild. With help of the &Beyond guide, they will introduce you to their customs and traditions, display their hunting and survival skills and show you their ways of fruit and berry picking. At the same time, you will get a chance to explore the stunning alkaline Lake Eyasi, which is part of The Great Rift Valley.

Full day Empakaai Crater hike

Empakaai crater is a little crater not far from Ngorongoro. Here you’ll get an excellent opportunity to have some rest from all the jeep rides and finally take a full hiking day to explore the wilderness. Empakaai Crater is surrounded with a thick green forest and has a lake inside. From this spot you can see a famous active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai when the weather is clear.

Tour of Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands

Olduvai Gorge is the world-famous paleoanthropological site where one of the first remains of homo sapiens were found. This little museum is also known as the Cradle of Mankind. If you are interested in archaeological historical places, you will be definitely fascinated by this one! The excursion continues with the Shifting Dune. A small constantly moving ash dune formed by volcanic dust rarely stops at the same place thanks to the unidirectional wind.

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Accommodation options at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Family Suite

An all-inclusive family suite can become home away from home for a group of four people. Imagine waking up to a panoramic view of Ngorongoro crater in a rich, spacious room surrounded by the wild nature of Tanzania. A private butler can organise dinner on your terrace.
Family Suite

Standard Suite

A separately standing double cottage in rich Victorian style with a fireplace and a private sitting and dining area facing magnificent views of Ngorongoro crater. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Standard Suite


Room types

  • 26 standard suites
  • 1 family suite


  • WiFi available
  • in-room massage
  • signature shop
  • wine store
  • three meals daily
  • soft drinks
  • house wines
  • Linens
  • fresh towels
  • shower gel and shampoo
  • game drives
  • brand local spirits and drinks
  • teas, coffees and refreshments
  • emergency evacuation insurance
  • complimentary Swarovski binoculars for the time of your stay

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on the map

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is located on the rim of Ngorongoro Conservation area. Ngorongoro crater has one of the largest concentrations of wild animals per square kilometre in Africa, and the list of species inhabiting this area is endless. Everywhere on the territory of the hotel you’ll be able to enjoy unmatched panoramic views. It’s easy to get here by car from Arusha (the starting point of all safaris). Alternatively, you can take a flight to Lake Manyara airport from where you’ll be picked up by a driver. The drive will take only 1,5 hours.

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