Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Ngorongoro Crater) Tanzania
On the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, northern Tanzania. Transfers are available from Arusha Airport.
Nearly three million years ago Ngorongoro towered alongside Mount Kilimanjaro as one of the highest peaks in Africa.
Forged during the tumultuous birth of the Rift Valley, its volcanic top erupted at the time that ancient man first walked the plains.
Today Ngorongoro's caldera shelters the most beautiful wildlife haven left on earth. Towering euphorbias cling to the crater walls and on the floor, Fever and Fig tree forests give shade to an awe-inspiring array of creatures.
It is here, perched on the edge of this ancient crater rim, that Conservation Corporation Africa is creating a visionary concept in lodge design. The new Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is recessed into the crater rim to minimize impact on the beauty of this World Heritage Site.
Whilst barely visible, the lodge and its 30 private cottages command dazzling views of the crater floor some 500 meters below, introducing a new level of sophistication to Tanzania in its accommodation and service standards. Some of Africa's last black rhino are protected within its rim, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, flamingos crowd the soda lakes and giant-tusked elephants wander the forests.
Game Viewing & Activities:
Surrounding the lodge, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans 8 300 square kilometers, stretching from the Rift Valley rim in the east to the Serengeti plains in the west.
The Masai and their cattle co-exist with the wildlife in this area, and visitors are able to appreciate this ancient interplay between wildlife and man.
Interpretive game drives through the emerald plains and forests of the crater floor engender guests with a respect for the people and wildlife of this world wonder.
Guests are also encouraged to explore their own roots at the nearby Olduvai Gorge - cradle of mankind - where ancient man roamed some four million years ago.
From $1,115 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.