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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Serengeti & the North

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge overview

Perched on the Crater rim, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and magnificent views. At the eastern edge of the Serengeti, and nearly three million years old, Ngorongoro is one of the most perfectly formed and spectacular calderas on the planet.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is made up of three separate camps, North Camp, South Camp and Tree Camp, which operate independently of each other. Each camp has an elegant sitting and dining room, an outdoor dining area and viewing deck. The living rooms have woven banana bark ceilings, silk curtains, velvet sofas and are lit by large chandeliers. 

North Camp and South Camps each have 12 suites while Tree Camp has 6. Set in classic crescents, each stone and thatch suite has spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom. Suites are sumptuously furnished, with panelled walls and floors, an open fireplace and an en-suite bathroom fitted to a very high standard. Each suite is assigned a personal butler, who will bring you tea in bed, stoke your fireplace and draw your bath, scattering the water with rose petals.


Open: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is open all year.

Location: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is on the edge of the crater and there are stunning views from all rooms. The lodge is reached by a light aircraft flight to Make Manyara airstrip followed by a 2 hour drive.

Rooms: There are 3 separate camps, north, south and tree camp. Tree Camp is the smallest with 6 suites and is on the very edge of the crater. North Camp and South Camp have 12 suites each and are slightly higher up the hill. All have private butler service. Bedrooms and bathrooms have large windows and private balconies looking out over the crater. The accommodation is stylish and colourful, with chandeliers, wood-panelled walls and fireplaces.

Activities: The focus of activity is the Ngorongoro Crater and the lodge offers daily game drives with picnic lunches. You can enjoy private bush breakfasts and guided nature walks. The lodge arranges Maasai dancing displays. Trips to Olduvai Gorge can be organised.

Facilities: Each of the 3 camps has its own domed dining and living area lit by chandeliers with views of the crater through the windows. The décor is opulent with wood-pannelling, silk curtains and huge chandeliers. There are opportunities for outdoor dining on the deck where a fire is lit each evening for sundowners. You can buy curios, jewellery and leather goods in the shop. The lodge offers a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Children over the age of 8 years are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access and a computer you can use in the shop.

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Leanne Sanderson

"As above but a truly special place our room was amazing the view incrediable loved it will hopefully oneday come back and would stay longer"



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