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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: Interesting Facts
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: In depth
The Ngorongo Crater Lodge is located on the rim of the crater with fantastic views into the crater it self. The lodge is best accessed by aircraft arriving at Manyara airstrip, which is an hour’s drive from the lodge. The Crater lodge works well in combination with the Serengeti National Park which is right next door, and so forms an intrinsic part of any top-end Tanzanian safari holiday.
The lodge is split into 3 camps, each with a very similar feel and when you are staying at one of the camps you would have no idea that there are two other camps there. The camps are North, South and Tree. Tree Camp is lower down and nearer the rim among the trees, however sometimes the views can be obstructed by the trees. The main communal area is huge and slightly over the top; grand chandeliers, massive windows with the magnificent views and open log fires to keep cosy.
The Bandas are private and spread out on the grassland in front of the lodge, the deep reds, chandeliers, free-standing baths make this lodge very different to any where else in north Tanzania.
The main activity here is game driving in the crater itself which is normally a daily 6 hour Ngorongo Safari drive; in the vicinity of the lodge are Masaai villages, which can visited on the return from a game drive.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: Breaking news
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: BUFFALO BULL THE KING
5 Oct 2012
Although it is possible to view lion on the crater floor, it is not possible to see bull buffalo grazing close to the lion The bull was very relaxed and close to two big male lions. This amazing sighting happened yesterday during our normal game drive in the crater floor. This bull buffalo was 10 ... Show me more >
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: LEOPARD AROUND THE LODGE
2 Oct 2012
We were in the reception area when one of the Askari came in and said that he saw a leopard making its way towards us near the Green hurt house. I asked him to walk back again and see if we could see it. We saw it trying to hide from us. Show me more >
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: CRAZY KILL
27 Sep 2012
It was morning game drive which lasted into the afternoon on the crater floor. We saw a lot of wildlife, even though the area is dry now. We drove in one of our picnic sites and stopped there for a late breakfast. We were also looking at zebras in the water having a drink. Suddenly two lionesses ... Show me more >
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: POWERFUL AND SUCCESSFUL LIONESSES
14 Sep 2012
It was during our morning game drive on the crater floor and my guests were very keen to see a kill. So, we drove for about one hour. Then suddenly we saw four lionesses just ten metres away from our car, crawling towards a warthog which had not yet seen these lions. They came very close to them. ... Show me more >
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: SIBLICIDE
11 Aug 2012
We had started our early morning game drive at about 06:30 am. We had a good sighting of 2 big male lions walking from jackal loop. They joined the females with 4 cubs of different ages between 4 and 8 months old who were eating a young zebra. Later at about 100 metres before Lake Magadi we saw a ... Show me more >
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