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.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this ‘Garden of Eden’, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level.
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.
Comfort and security at its best to make your safari experience unforgettable… The stunning Rhino Lounge Bar affords from its wide terrace and panoramic windows breathtaking views over the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken caldera; giant binoculars are strategically placed along the balcony edge, through which it is possible to view game way down on the floor of the crater.
Guests can acquire in the exclusive Boutique memories to take home with them (clothing, films, carvings, etc.) and ideal gifts for their beloved people…In the TV lounge with DSTV, one can stay informed on events in the rest of the world; also, in the TV lounge videos are displayed with informative explanations of the amazing natural spectacle that our privileged guests are directly living!
In the well–stocked library there is complete information about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, its natural landscape, archaeological sites and tribal groups. The landing airstrip for domestic airlines in only 20 minutes from the Lodge, making trips to these lands of huge dimensions easy and comfortable. A professional nurse is available in the Lodge for medical assistance. The endless services of the Lodge include full housekeeping services, such as laundry and babysitting (on request), as well as communication facilities like telephone and radio. There is a currency exchange service, and major credit cards are accepted.
Perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater, at 7,500 feet above sea level (with a 2,000 feet sheer drop onto the crater floor), Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge provides a unique and unforgettable safari experience.
A day trip to Olduvai Gorge can be organized for the delight of those interested in visiting sites where the first evidence of humankinds’ ancestors’ activities was found. Also, it’s worth a visit to the nearby Laetoli, where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock, 3.6 million years old.
Nature lovers can enjoy several amazing activities such as:
- Spectacular wildlife watching
- Photographic safaris
- Game drives around the crater ground floor, home of some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino, and the largest concentration of predators found on the planet
- Specialized ornithological safaris
- Walks along the edge of the crater towards Lake Eyasi
For those anxious to know the amazing culture of local tribes, visits can be organized to authentic Maasai villages, to enjoy a close encounter with these almost mythic cattle keepers and warriors dressed in intense red clothes. Their villages, traditional cattle market and women handicraft groups are visited. And, in the evenings, displays of traditional Maasai dance, song, and music performance are organized in the Lodge, as well as wildlife talks, videos and film shows.