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Accessibility to the Ngorongoro Crater, availability, and budget are part of deciding at which Ngorongoro accommodation to stay.
The crater is an extremely popular destination with only 3 lodges on the rim; these rim lodges are the most convenient and are definitely the most luxurious way to experience the crater – the views are perhaps among the most spectacular in the world. Visitors who stay in Ngorongoro accommodation close to the crater, rather than on the actual edge, travel for an hour before reaching the caldera rim. From Ngorongoro’s rim it takes a further hour to descend into the crater.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
World renowned as a place of absolute wonder, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is dramatically beautiful, and often referred at the 8th world wonder of the world. Perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, this exclusive luxury lodge enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage Site in which it stands. Here, mankind lives in almost absolute harmony with the incredible wildlife that inhabits the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Here, in wild Africa, the very heart of one of the most pristine wilderness locations in the world, glamorous safari luxury enjoys spectacular views in the most ideal of settings. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania offering guests the best possible views any safari travellers could hope for. Through large glass windows in the bathroom, bedroom and lounge area, truly remarkable and memorable views can be enjoyed whilst lounging in absolute comfort and style.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge:
Spread out along the upper-most rim of the Ngorongoro world heritage site, the lodge offers breathtaking views of the crater floor.
Each rondavel-style suite has a luxury bathroom, a private lounge with minibar, an enclosed ‘Solarium Verandah’ and is fully central heated .
Main areas enjoy magnificent views into the Crater through double story windows where guests can enjoy the friendly hospitality for which Sopa Lodges are renowned. Open fire places are features of the bar, lounge, and dining room,satellite TV and video is available.
There is a bracing, ‘high altitude’ swimming pool and gift shop.
On arrival you will be welcomed with a hot towel and a glass of refreshing juice, much needed after the long journey.
From the reception area you will see the breathtaking view of the crater..
The lobby is very spacious, has a high ceiling and a glass dome. Tea and Coffee are freely available to our guests in the
coffee bar area.
The lower lobby has large glass doors, which open onto the verandah, with a view of the pool. Here you can enjoy cocktails, while watching the most spectacular view of the sunset anywhere on the Crater rim.
All of the 91 double bedrooms are very spacious and each two queen sized beds and a separate dressing area. Each room has a glass fronted verandah, where you may enjoy a private view of the Crater The lodge has 6 single rooms, all of which have a queen sized beds and glass fronted sliding doors.
The restaurant is in the shape of a rondvale, has a high roof and large glass windows to view the crater. From the inside the ceiling resembles the inside of an umberella
The menus offer good choice and at dinner you will have the opportunity to try a traditional African dish
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge:
Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World…
A large caldera 600 meters deep, that hosts the most unique ecosystem on Earth, with 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on Earth playing a key role in the maintenance of the ecological balance.
The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl.
From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 80 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole Crater.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable safari experience from its privileged location, both for game viewing and scenery. Ngorongoro is: 185 km from Arusha, 60 km from Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, 145 km from Seronera Wildlife Lodge and 225 km from Lobo Wildlife Lodge
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge has 80 spacious guestrooms, all of them affording fabulous views over the crater. Exquisitely decorated, offering a serene atmosphere of elegancy, the modern rooms are all ensuite, with central heating systems and mosquito netting over the air vents.
The 80 rooms include twin rooms, double rooms (with one double bed), one Presidential suite and three Junior suites. There are also interconnecting rooms, specially designed for families. The Presidential suite has been host to world renowned personalities who have enjoyed the magical experience of wildlife from the top location that Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge enjoys, being the first Lodge built on the Ngorongoro Crater.
Wake–up calls can be made on request.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge:
Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth.
Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.
Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.
Rooms and suites
Strung around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylised prehistoric cave paintings. Each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendour.
Established in the early twenties as a coffee farm, Gibbs has retained the charm of life in East Africa during the halcyon days. The ability to travel back in time is a rare and precious opportunity that all of us at the farm are grateful for.
To share this experience with like minded people, is something we enjoy and we hope your time with us on the farm, will leave you with fond memories of our little corner of the world.
If we had to sum up the difference between ourselves and other accommodation in the area, it would be that Gibbs’s is a way of life and not just a business
Gibb’s Farm—A Unique, Authentic Experience
Voted Best Safari Hotel* in Africa, Gibb’s Farm imparts a sense of well-being, tranquility and history—deeply rooted in African culture and community—in a warm, rustic luxury environment. A peaceful sanctuary to rejuvenate the senses while on safari in Tanzania, the farm features cozy, well-appointed cottages, breath-taking scenery and wildlife and unique cultural activities that allow you to fully experience the rhythms and beauty of the farm, community and nature.
We, at Endoro Lodge, provide you with the finest accommodations and service available in Tanzania.
We believe everyone is entitled to Privacy, Tranquility and Elegance, and nothing is more important to us than your comfort and pleasure Endoro Lodge features all private and detached chalets. Each chalet has its own immersion tub, outside shower
Endoro Lodge is a picturesque lodge set amid the lush greenery of the foothills of the Highland Forest just outside of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, only a few kilometres from the Lodoale main gate.
Endoro Lodge offers guests an elegant experience within the misty reaches of the fabled crater. It has a relaxing atmosphere, and this is further enhanced by the friendly, attentive service of the skilled staff and a close connection with nature.
Located in Karatu just a few km from the main Lodoale Gate entrance to the Ngorongoro crater. Manyara airstrip only 50 minutes away or 1.5 hours from Arusha for airstrip transfers if required.
Endoro Lodge offers eighteen spacious private chalets each feature grand canopy beds, a fireplace and modern bathroom complete with a jacuzzi tub as well as both indoor and outdoor showers. Beautiful hardwood floors accent the warm wood tones of the locally crafted furniture while oversized windows let in cool breezes and warm light.
Double doors lead to a private verandah with stunning views of the morning sunrise and the forest below. Endoro’s chalets feature a choice of sleeping configurations to cater to the needs of all travelers. These configurations allow for accommodation for singles to families.
For your dining pleasure the chef offers delicious pan-African fare as you enjoy the magnificent forest view.
Nearby walking trails for guided tours uncover a stunning array of bird and animal species many of which are hard to see elsewhere. Bicycle safaris are also possible. Enjoy the crackling camp fire at night and the unobstructed views of the clear and starry skies.
Lemala Ngorongoro Camp
Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate, seasonal camp set in a delightful, ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater next to the quiet Lemala access route. The camp offers accommodation under canvas in only 8 luxury tents (accommodating 16 to 20 guests) and 1 family tent (accommodating 4 to 5 guests), which ensures seclusion in a pristine forest environment.
Each spacious tent is fitted with a gas heater, large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower. House alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and laundry are included.
The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, book shelves and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. In the evening, guests gather around the campfire for sundowners before dining under chandeliers, which is hosted by the camp manager. The camp works closely with the local Masai community who often provide dances and talks on Masai life, their cultures, traditions and ceremonies. Guests enjoy the opportunity to interact with the Masai, learning more about their traditional lifestyles.
Lemala’s major advantage over any other accommodation in this area, is the quick and easy access into the crater, which maximizes game viewing opportunities. The morning crater traffic is therefore avoided. Game drives from the camp may start as early as 6.15am and it only takes 15 minutes to descend onto the crater floor, the scenery is breath-taking and the wildlife abundant. Very often Lemala clients are on their own on the crater floor, enjoying the solitude and early morning light. Lemala guests therefore enjoy longer and significantly higher quality game drives.
The other advantage of this location is its close proximity to Ol Moti and Empakai craters, which offer beautiful landscapes and scenery. Walks from the camp into the forest and along the crater rim together with an armed ranger and the Masai gives guests spectacular panoramas of the crater and an insight into the forest dwelling animals. Lemala camps also offer private hot lunches inside the crater or breakfast with the Masai on request.
Lemala offers great charm and luxury in a delightful prime location on the crater rim. It is perhaps the most intimate way to experience the crater’s splendours. Don’t miss this gorgeous seasonal camp facing a lovely forest filled with sounds of wildlife, birds and the bells of Masai cattle.
Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail.
Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti …
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome.
Our aim is to provide our guests with something different – simple homey comforts at a reasonable price. All of our staff live in the nearby town and surrounding villages and you’ll find they are eager to please and about as friendly as anyone you’ll find anywhere.
Your comfort and pleasure whilst you’re staying with us is our main concern.
We currently have twenty-four cottages and are in the process of adding a few more. Each cosy room has mosquito-netted king or twin beds, a fireplace, large bathroom with shower and a veranda from which to enjoy the views of our lush tropical gardens. Triples are possible with prior notice and two of the cottages can be used as family suites, with connecting rooms.
There is a large common area building housing reception, lounge, bar, gift shop and dining rooms. The swimming pool sits in the centre of the property surrounded by the cottages and gardens.
Ngorongoro Farm House
A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometers from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, was built to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days.
Ngorongoro Farm House was inaugurated on February 20th 2003, and is offering 50 room cottages with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone.
Ngorongoro Farm House is a perfect stopover within any safari in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place to visit the Crater or enjoy a bunch of activities: Like a walking safari to the adjacent forest leading to the Oldeani Volcano or an excursion to the nearby Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley, still inhabited by a tribe of hunter-gatherers, the Hadzabe, a relic of ancient times who still follow a style of life similar to the humans who inhabited the Earth before the discovery of agriculture.
Another interesting tribe are the Datoga or Barabaig, also called Mangati (fierce enemy) by the Maasai who expelled them from the Ngorongoro Highlands during their unstoppable advance to the south some time in the 19th century.
A visit to the village of Karatu or the Njia Panda school, rehabilitated with the contributions of our clients, can also make the day of anyone interested in cultural interaction or in helping to the development of the rural communities of Africa.