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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ikona
Location

Situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater with unbeatable views Daily flights to Lake Manyara airstrip - approximately 1½ hours drive to the lodge in a closed vehicle

Ikona
Accommodation

3 intimate camps (two of 12 suites and one of 6 suites) Fireplaces; Baths; views from all windows; ornate architecture; WI-FI in suites

Ikona
Amenities

Safari Shop; Wine Store; Private butler service; wi-fi in guest rooms; complimentary laundry

Ikona
Wellness

In-room massage Gym-in-a-Basket

Ikona
Family

Children of all ages welcome WILDChild programme Family room with inter-leading suite Childminders available (at an additional cost)

Ikona
Safari Experiences

Game drives on Crater floor; walks within the lodge grounds; crater floor banquets; day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands; walking safaris on Empakai Crater Black rhino, magnificently tusked elephants, flamingos, hyena, lion

Award winning lodge fit for a king and queen on the edge of the Crater

The spirit of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau – brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls – and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge. In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.

Why we love it
  • Situated on the rim of the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater
  • Spectacular Crater views from everywhere in the suites, including the bathroom
  • Ornate architecture
  • Rich wildlife experience on the Crater floor
  • Experience Maasai and cattle living among the wildlife
  • Fresh springs and large soda lake within the Crater
  • Seasonal sightings of flamingo on the soda lake
The lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world and, between the natural riches of the Crater spread out at its feet and the amazing architecture, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy. With ever-changing views as mists swirl and clouds scurry over the huge wildlife cauldron below, the location is truly breathtaking.

Divided into three camps, 30 stilted suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive Crater experience. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. Brocade sofas and Persian rugs invite you to re-live the day’s experiences around a roaring fire. The domed dining room, where sparkling silver and crystal vie for attention with the huge windows and awe-inspiring views.

Everything is chosen to delight the imagination and enhance the spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings. An eclectic blend of elegant teak panelling, Victorian furnishings and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmosphere that is as elegant and unique as the Crater itself.

Contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your requirements

Roman Baláž, personal advisor, photographer and animal rescue. Call +420 734 863 169 or write to e-mail.

Office and markets for USA and Great Britain - Nico Van Zyl, General Manager. Call +44 7849 911 362 or write to e-mail.

You can also use the query form. I look forward to meeting you.

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