Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square km of pristine African wilderness. The Crater is home to an estimated 25 000 large mammals including wildebeest, rare black rhino, lion and giant tusked elephant.

View from lodge Bathroom Suite exterior with zebra

Offering unbeatable views Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is consistently recognised as one if the world's most luxurious and elegant places to stay.The lodge consists of 3 adjacent camps with 30 Maasai-inspired suites perched on stilts on the rim of the Crater. Each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas, as well as viewing decks. Each suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Personal butlers are on hand to cater for each guest's every need.

Getting There

The lodge is located approximately 170 km from Arusha, approximately 4 hour's drive and 40 minutes by air, with another 45 minutes transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.


Game drives, interpretive bush walks, Crater picnics and sundowners, Maasai cultural visits, visits to the Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands.

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Robert Birman & Jennifer Forman

This is the first lodge we stayed at while on the safari portion of our trip. Driving into the lodge, it looked like a gnome village in the trees. I don't know how else to describe it. But I mean that in a cute way, not in a negative way. The dining and lounge areas were quite comfortable and the staff was very attentive. This was a good place for…

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