Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers a combination of modern luxury and traditional old Africa in classic Maasai mud-and-stick-style suites. It has one of the best views of any game lodge in Africa.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Highlights
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is situated on the border of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness. At the eastern edge of the Serengeti, and nearly three million years old, Ngorongoro is one of the most perfectly formed and certainly the most spectacular calderas on the planet. With over 40 000 predominantly Maasai pastoralists inhabiting the Ngorongoro Conservation Area it is a prime example of mankind living in harmony with wildlife.
- Spectacular location on the Crater’s rim
- Maasai homestead (manyatta) styled suites
- Eclectic interior – mixing the old world with Africa
- Personal butler for each room
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
A population of about 25,000 large animals, including the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa, lives in the crater. These include black rhinoceros, hippopotamus which are usually very uncommon in the area. There are also wildebeest, zebra, eland, Grants and Thomsons gazelles. The crater has the densest known population of lion. On the crater rim are leopard, elephant, mountain reedbuck and buffalo. Daily game-drives into the Crater in closed game viewing vehicles with pop-up roofs. Bird watching, half-day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands subject to vehicle availability. Optional activities at an additional cost include walking on the rim of the Crater or in Empakaai Crater, a cultural Maasai boma visit, sundowners with spectacular views over Lake Eyasi, excursions to Lake Ndutu and private bush breakfasts and lunches.
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. It was opened in march 2006 by a local onion farmer, and a chef, who saw potential in the comfort it provides.
Gibb's Farm is situated on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater and offers magnificent views of the surrounding farmlands. Gibb's Farm is a working farm and the forested slopes to the rear of the farm are home to a variety of wildlife.
Plantation Lodge is situated on the outer slope of the Ngorongoro Crater. Plantation Lodge offers a personal and intimate experience with superb service, delicious farm-style meals and luxurious accommodation in beautiful en-suite rooms and suites.
Bashay Rift Lodge
This newly established lodge is situated on top of Umbwe Hill in the Bashay Village. With cottages overlooking the escarpment guests are invited to enjoy breathtaking views. The lodge has kept almost 90% of the wilderness as it was before construction began.
Endoro Lodge is a permanent lodge set on the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highland Forest just outside of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Walking trails led by Maasai guides expose the stunning array of bird and animal species, many of which are hard to see elsewhere.