Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

A splendid and opulent lodge that is an icon in it's own right

Unbeatable views over the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Ngorongoro Crater

30 suits on stilts, split between three camps

Facilities at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Air Conditioning
Game Drives

When to go to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge



The lodge is divided into three camps, making up 30 stilted suites in total. Two of the camps consist of 12 suites and one of 6 suites. The division ensures an exclusive and intimate feel at each of the camps, which each has its own sitting and dining areas, as well as an extensive team of butlers to provide unbeatable service.

Each of the rooms at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a thatched suite, filled with beautiful antiques and with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the incredible Crater Views. There is a fireplace in each suite to add an extra touch of romance on chilly evenings and the en-suite bathrooms have grand chandeliers lighting up the freestanding bathtubs. With the every changing views influenced by the mists over the crater and wildlife beneath you can revel in waking up to a different sight each day.

Whilst many guests will come here purely to relax and revel in the delicious food and wine there is also a huge range of activitites on offer. Game drives into the crater can be accompanied by a crater floor banquet, or there are plenty of hikes to wondrous places nearby or bushman experiences for anyone wanting to learn about the fascinating local culture. It is worth bearing in mind though that Ngorongoro Crater Lodge does not operate in the way of traditional safari lodges in that not all of the possible activities are inclusive, some carry an additional charge and several must be pre-booked so please discuss with your specialist which you would like organised for you in advance.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is an architectural gem perched right on the very edge of the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is located in Northern Tanzania, between the Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks. The views from this lodge are simply incomparable and it’s the perfect spot to spend a few days at the beginning or end of your holiday around Tanzania.

Once a massive volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater is now the largest intact caldera in the world and is home to one of the most spectacular wildlife havens on earth. An estimated 25,000 large mammals are resident within the crater including an enormous population of resident wildebeest, a small umber of rare black rhino, and several prides of lion. Set as it is, right on the edge of the crater, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers unbeatable views of this extraordinary natural wonder. 

The designers of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge had a hard task to make the design and décor of the lodge live up to the phenomenal view before it. However they managed to succeed and the result is a destination fit for a king or queen. Imagine Versailles meets Maasai Mara and you might get some idea of what awaits you. The service lives up to the décor in every way with rose petal baths drawn for you, candle lit dinners set up in inventive spots every night, and a wine cellar that will satisfy even the most hard to please connoisseur.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is reached by daily scheduled flights from Arusha to Lake Manyara Airstrip, followed by a 1.5hr drive to the lodge in closed game viewing vehicles.

Board Basis: Fully Inclusive. - Rates include: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments whilst out on activities, emergency evacuation insurance. Rates exclude: telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, tourism development levy, park and conservancy fees, airstrip transfers. 

In-room massages are available at the camp. 

Children are welcome at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge although children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives. Children aged 6 - 11 can at the lodge manager's discretion. Childminding is available at an additional cost. There is one family room with interleaving suites.

Please note that the camp is situated in a malaria area and the necessary precautions should be taken. 

WiFi is available in guest rooms and the main lodge areas. 

A 'Gym In A Basket' is provided in each tent. 

Please note that game drives take place in closed game viewing vehicles as open vehicles are not permitted within the crater. 

Game drives
Crater view walk
Crater floor banquet
Hadzabe Bushmen experience
Empakai Crater hike
Champagne tasting
African drummer performance
Private dinners in the wine cellar
Sundowners on the crater rim
Rose petal dinners
Lake Eyasi walk
Oldubai Gorge and Shifting Sands tour
Wine cellar pairing dinner

Honeymoon Offer - 50% discount for one partner whilst the other partner pays full rates. Rate and honeymoon discount based on 103 night stay rate. Offer is not applicable to family suites and family tents. Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage. Minimum 2 night stay. Valid from 11th January 2019 - 10th January 2020.

Fly me around East Africa - Stay for 7 nights at &Beyond's Kenyan or Tanzanian lodges and they'll include your domestic flights. (Excludes Mnemba Island and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp). Valid from 11th January 2019 - 10th January 2020. May not be combined with other offers.