Located on the rim of the dramatic and breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, the lodge offers magnificent views over the world’s largest intact and unflooded caldera.
The crater is a place of rare natural wonders, from its miraculous terrain to the abundant fauna and flora it supports, and it is more than worthy of its status as a World Heritage Site.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge boasts architecture as impressive as its setting. While the structural style evokes a traditional Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), the interiors and finishes are pure opulence. Chandelier-lit bathrooms, personal butler service and very fine dining give Ngorongoro Crater Lodge a richly deserved reputation for excellence.
The encircled grasslands of the crater floor offer excellent game viewing year-round with 25 000 large mammals, including black rhino, zebra and eland, and Africa’s densest population of lion.
The rainforests of the crater walls are home to elephant, buffalo, leopard and cheetah, making for spectacular game viewing.
- Dramatic & breathtaking location
- Impressive views over the Crater
- Glamorous & opulent decor
- Excellent game viewing year-round
- Decadent bush picnics & fine dining
- Exclusive & exceptional experience
Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016 – #2 of Top 10 Hotels in Tanzania, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016 – #5 of Top 25 Hotels in Africa, World Travel Awards – Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge 2012, 2013, 2015, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016 – #16 of Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa
Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Type of Accommodation
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers a lavish and exclusive experience with excellent facilities.
When relaxing between game viewing activities, your only challenge is to choose the most perfect spot.
Your suite’s private deck or the gorgeous communal lounge? Cocktails at the bar or soaking up the views from the main deck?
Its well-stocked shop is also well worth popping into for an Afro-chic memento or two.
- Wi-fi available
- Laundry service
- Babysitting service available
- Beauty or wellness therapist
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge serves delicious Pan-African cuisine in its dramatic, domed dining room.
This communal area is truly sumptuous with its roaring fireplace, tables laden with crystal and silverware, and massive wooden serving platters. Meals may also be taken on the open-air dining deck to savour its fantastic views.
On days spent game viewing in the crater, the kitchen packs a lovely picnic luncheon to be enjoyed in the bush.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is made up of three separate camps: North and South Camps, each with 12 raised suites, and Tree Camp, offering a more intimate six suites.
North and South Camp’s luxurious suites offer incredible views, en suite bathrooms with chandelier-lit bathtubs and showers, as well as private viewing decks. Tree Camp’s suites are also beautifully decorated and spacious, with private viewing decks.
All suites are discreetly tended by a personal butler.
- En-suite bath and shower
- Safe in room
Other Room Types
- An interleading Suite is also available, for families or groups.
- Bird watching
- Game drives
- Local village visits
- Private game-drives
- Scenic drives
- Specialist guides
- Live music & entertainment
- Bush dining
- Cultural tours