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Why We Love It

A truly magical lodge consisting of hobbit-style thatched houses with spectacular views and opulent interiors. Exceptionally attentive staff, including personal butlers. 

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Cost Per Night : £ £ £ £ £
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Perfect For : Couples & Honeymoons
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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - spectacular views, opulent interiors & romantic lighting

The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a beautiful, secluded destination nestled within Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy commanding views of the Ngorongoro Crater, or ‘Africa’s Eden’, from a unique elevated position on its southwestern rim at an altitude of 2,375 metres.

A four-poster bed with elephant teddies and a grand chandelier above
A rolltop bath with bath bubbles, champagne bottle and candles
A long dining table with shelves of wine surrounding it.
A lounge with a drinks table and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Stay in a magical thatched lodge with opulent interiors and beautiful African artwork
A four-poster bed with elephant teddies and a grand chandelier above
A rolltop bath with bath bubbles, champagne bottle and candles
A long dining table with shelves of wine surrounding it.
A lounge with a drinks table and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stay in a magical thatched circular lodge with opulent interiors, romantic lighting, and beautiful African artwork. Take in spectacular views of the crater from your own room and enjoy onsite facilities, which make for a luxurious stay. Have a truly exclusive stay in the care of a personal butler who will complete any request, big or small. Enjoy complimentary laundry services, a personal fireplace, and electric blankets for ultimate comfort. To top it all off, end a day exploring with a luxury rose petal bubble bath. Explore this phenomenal environment with guided walks, game drives, village visits, and lake excursions. Guided walking safaris follow routes around the crater rim, while morning and afternoon game drives take you right into the crater in 20 minutes. Watch dancing and browse intricate handicrafts in a village visit, or visit the stunning Empakaai Crater. For something a little bit more intimate, you can book a private bush breakfast or lunch or simply spend the evening having a relaxing sundowner. The dining and drawing room and lounge areas are undeniably elegant, with soft lighting, a well-appointed bar, and beautiful views of the crater. Enjoy organic classic fine dining in the dining room with crystal and silver crockery and cutlery, accompanied by top international wines.

A dining table on a balcony looking over the countryside A romantic dining table set up for two on a balcony overlooking the mountains

The Lodge

Nestled on the rim of the crater, the charming houses are an undeniably eye-catching sight. Guests can enjoy lavish and warm-toned colonial-style interiors protected by unique artisan banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs. Rooms are filled with carefully selected furnishings and decorations, from silk curtains to generously sized leather chairs. The spacious living and dining areas, along with the viewing decks looking out to the crater, make for a truly memorable stay. En-suite bathrooms are no less impressive; a deep freestanding bathtub, warm wood, and a separate toilet room are remarkably lavish. The central dining area and lounge are furnished with plush seating, and the bar is a definite hit in the evenings, serving a great selection of international classics. Guests can browse the craft and curio shop, and the lodge karts are available to transport guests and their luggage when it is needed.

Facilities

Enjoy spacious yet intimate lounge and dining areas, personal butler services, and rooms with crater views.

Dining

Experience organic fine dining accompanied by some of the finest beverages.
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How this lodge makes your trip more responsible

The lodge is part of &Beyond, which operates a high-yield, low-impact model of guest accommodation, meaning that small lodges are designed to support enormous areas of bio-diverse land. The lodge has a strict environmental strategy, which controls water usage, electricity consumption, fuel usage, and waste in order to achieve a small environmental impact.
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Crater Lodge sits on the rim of Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.

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