• Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania

About Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

About Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Set of the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken crater, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge occupies one of the most spectacular settings in Tanzania. The permanent water sources here give wildlife little reason to leave and so the area is home to the most densely packed concentration of wildlife in Africa.

Guests at the lodge are accommodated in lavishly furnished circular suites, designed in the style of thatched Masaai ‘manyattis’. 

Lodge Details


An opulent yet intimate lodge, divided into three unique camps.


This stunning lodge sits on the south western rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, at the Western edge of the Great Rift Valley. Ngorongroro Crater Lodge offers breathtaking views over the fertile landscape and huge diversity of wildlife that flocks here. It is surrounded to the west by the Serengeti National Park and Lake Eyasi, and to the north by Lake Natron. The nearest village is Karatu, 30km away.

Accommodation & Facilities

The lodge’s incredible architecture is inspired by traditional Maasai manyattas. Interiors are packed with antiques, creating an aura of romance and luxury. Staying here is a real treat.

Divided into three, intimate camps, North Camp and South Camp have 12 suites each, while the smaller Tree Camp has 6 suites. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted suite is adorned with graceful antiques. En-suite bathrooms, with a centrepieces of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs with great views; floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from everywhere. Added touches, such as picnics in the Crater and private butlers make this an opulent choice of lodging.


First class cuisine is served in the splendour of the lodge’s dining room.


Daily game drives operate in 4x4 vehicles - due to the time that it takes to descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, only one daily game drive is conducted at this Lodge. Guests leave in the early morning in closed safari vehicles with pop-up roofs, accompanied by an expert ranger (full and half day).

Other activities include guided walking safaris, which follow a dramatic route, skirting the rim of the crater. Game and bird viewing opportunities in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are exceptional.

At the lodge itself, guests can enjoy croquet and boulle (French game similar to bowls), board games and a stunning collection of wildlife books, magazines and videos.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

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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