Without doubt one of the top ten hotels in the world. Perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and with views to die for; people come to Tanzania just to stay here. This is &Beyond’s flag ship property; quirky and something different from other properties on a northern itinerary. &Beyond call it ‘ Masaai meets Versaille’, we find it verging on over the top - but if you can afford it - you must stay here!
The Ngorongoro 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
and a wonderful addition to a Tanzania Honeymoon
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - The Rooms
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 anywhere 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.