Accommodation at Ngorongoro Crater

NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE

The lodge is perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, located 170 km from Arusha. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor and its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

Accommodation
97 spacious rooms, all having a lounge on entering with a mini bar. The bedrooms are spacious with 2 queen sized beds, and right in front is a verandah with glass windows, allowing a magnificent view of the crater floor.

Facilities

* The dining room is a warm and cozy room in the shape of a rondavale, with a high roof, and glass windows with a view of the crater.
* The bar is an intimate area with a fire place in the centre and comfortable seats for lounging and having cocktails before and after dinner.
* Gift shop
* Swimming pool
* Baby sitting

Activities

* Bird watching
* Cultural talks

NGORONGORO SERENA LODGE

Accommodation

75 guest rooms strung around the crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony ensuring a leisurely game viewing experience. The en-suite rooms are fully air-conditioned and enjoy uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendor.

Facilities

The Maasai-inspired, split-level dining and bar area features a two-tier wall of windows looking down on to the constantly changing vistas of the crater below. The atmosphere is relaxed and candle-lit whilst the menu choices include traditional Maasai fare, long-time safari favourites and internationally themed menus alike.

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Beauty treatments, massage and hairdressing
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Extensively stocked Africana Gift shop and Safari boutique
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Internet connectivity
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Full medical back-up and emergency evacuation facilities
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24-hour Forex facilities

Activities

* Adventure hikes around the Ngorongoro Crater and the volcanoes of the nearby Crater Highlands
* A visit to neighbouring ‘Empakaai ‘, a 300m deep crater dominated by a flamingo-frosted soda lake
* Visit authentic Maasai villages, all of which belong to the national Cultural Tourism Programme and allow unique visits to Maasai homesteads, traditional cattle markets and women’s handicraft groups

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NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges.

Accommodation
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge consists of three adjacent camps with 30 Maasai-inspired suites perched on stilts. Each stone and thatch suite has spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom.

North and South Camp have 12 suites each, while Tree Camp has six suites. All have an en suite bathroom and chandelier-lit bath-tub and shower. Each suite is discreetly tended by a personal butler.

Facilities

* Each of the three camps operates independently. They each have a central living area and viewing decks overlooking the awesome crater.
* The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, makes every meal a special occasion. Delicious Pan-African cuisine may also be enjoyed on the outdoor dining deck.
* There is a communal safari shop and gallery. African artefacts and clothing are on sale at the gallery/Maasai Market.

Activities

* Bird watching
* Walking on the rim of the crater or in Empakaai Crater
* Visiting Maasai family
* Excursion to Lake Ndutu and Lake Eyasi

NGORONGORO WILDLIFE LODGE

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings. It is located 185 km from Arusha.

Accommodation
The lodge has 75 spacious guestrooms all having fabulous views over the crater. Exquisitely decorated, the rooms are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms, shower attachments, bathtub and central heating system. All the beds are provided with mosquito nets over the air vents.

Facilities

* The Panoramic Restaurant combines high standards of hospitality and service with exquisite exotic touches of local lifestyle, serving international and local cuisine.
* The stunning Rhino Lounge Bar is an ideal place to enjoy the vast and clear African sky with a delicious cocktail.
* A boutique for souvenirs
* Well-stocked library
* Medical assistance
* Currency exchange services

Activities

* Walking photographic safaris
* Specialized ornithological safaris
* Walks along the edge of the crater towards Lake Eyasi
* Visits to Maasai villages

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NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE

Ngorongoro Farm House is a small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano at the foot of Ngorongoro Crater, 145 km from Arusha and 5 km from Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Accommodation
40 beautiful suite Cottages built in the style of an old colonial Farm offers the guests the atmosphere of the old times. The cottages are spacious and well ventilated with big windows with en suite shower with hot water and flush toilets.

Facilities

* Dining is either ala Carte or table d’hôte and cuisine is home made cuisine using the dairy and fresh vegetables produce by the farm all year around.
* The main bar and the pool bar are open till all guests retire for the night.

Activities

* Swimming pool
* Guided morning or evening nature walk through the farm
* Visit to Hazabe & Datoga tribe in Lake Eyasi region
* Guided walk to the local village
* Wildlife reference library

NDUTU SAFARI LODGE

Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the southern Serengeti eco-system. The Lodge nestles unobtrusively under a canopy of giant acacias overlooking a soda lake, Lake Ndutu.

Accommodation
Ndutu Safari Lodge consists of 34 stone cottages. Each room has its own verandah that overlooks Lake Ndutu. All rooms have en-suite facilities. The cottages are made from local materials and offer comfortable, tasteful accommodation. All the rooms are single storey and are accessible with a wheel chair.

Facilities

* The lodge offers good quality home cooking where most of the vegetable supplies come from Karatu. Special dietary needs can be catered for.
* Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day in the lounge area.
* Well-stocked bar

Activities

* Watch the wildebeest migration from December through May
* Bird watching