• Great Migration, Tanzania

About Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro

About Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro

Ndutu Safari Lodge takes pride in putting no bars between you and nature, for a really wild experience. This is a spectacular place to watch the migration and a great base to explore the many diverse habitats in the area; from swamps to woodlands!

The 34 cottages are built from local stone and other natural materials and each has views looking out over the stunning Ndutu Soda Lake. 

Lodge Details


A peaceful, traditional and intimate safari lodge with comfortable and tasteful guest cottages.


The lodge is in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, the south east of the Serengeti eco-system.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 34 cottages all made from natural materials, 10 with double beds, 5 triples and 18 with 2 single beds. Each has a private veranda with stunning views over Lake Ndutu and an en-suite bathroom. As all of the cottages are on one floor, they have great wheelchair access.

The cottages are spread from the main lodge which has an open sided bar, lounge and dining area. There is also a campfire for guests to sit around in the evenings and share the day’s adventures! Electricity is via a generator, this is on between 0530am and 1300, then from 1800 to 2330. Torches and candles are supplied in your cottages for outside of these times.


Great home cooking is served, starting with a hearty breakfast served at 7am. For those wanting an earlier start there is the option of a continental breakfast or a packed picnic. Lunch is a 3 course meal and there is complimentary tea and coffee available throughout the day in the lounge, including herbal teas and decaffeinated coffee.


There are lots of circuits in the area great for game drives; there are resident guides who will be happy to escort you. Walking safaris are also an option in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area but you must be accompanied by a NCAA Ranger. As well as this there is some fantastic birding (400 species!) and wildlife right at the lodge, so you don’t need to leave if you want to spend a day relaxing.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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