The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, and is a large caldera 600 m deep that hosts the most unique...
The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, and is a large caldera 600 m deep that hosts the most unique ecosystem on the planet, 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.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. From its privileged position, all the lodge’s rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, while the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole crater.
The lodge invites guests to an unforgettable safari experience, both for game viewing and scenery. Accommodation is offered in spacious guest rooms, all of affording fabulous views over the crater. Exquisitely decorated, offering a serene atmosphere of elegancy, the modern rooms are all en-suite, with central heating systems and mosquito netting over the air vents. The rooms include twin rooms, double rooms with one double bed, as well as interconnecting rooms specially designed for families.
The panoramic restaurant, in its serene decoration made of rock and wood elements elegantly featuring the safari atmosphere, perfectly combines the international high standards of hospitality and service with exquisite exotic touches of local lifestyle. Our professional chefs, for whom cuisine is an art, make the delights of the most demanding gourmets both in international as well as local recipes. The stunning Rhino Lounge Bar affords from its wide terrace views over the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, and 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. It is the ideal place to enjoy the vast and clear African sky with a delicious cocktail, indulging your senses.
In the exclusive boutique guests can acquire memories to take home with them and ideal gifts for their beloved ones. In the TV lounge with DStv, one can stay informed on events in the rest of the world, while the well–stocked library is complete with information about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A professional nurse is available in the lodge for medical assistance and endless services also include full housekeeping services, such as laundry and babysitting on request, as well as communication facilities such as telephone and radio. In addition, a currency exchange service is available and major credit cards are also accepted.
A day trip to Olduvai Gorge can be organized for the delight of those interested in visiting sites where the first evidence of humankind's 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 on the crater ground floor, specialized ornithological safaris, walks along the crater edge, and tribal cultural village tours.