Ngorongoro

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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, covers an extensive 8300 sq km, with the celebrated natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater, at its centre. The Crater is one of Tanzania’s most visited destinations offering a dramatic landscape and Africa’s densest population of large mammals. It is a real wildlife showpiece where you can see all the big game.

Much of the region is inhabited by the Maasai people alongside an impressive range of wildlife. Apart from excellent game viewing there are some wonderful walking opportunities offering genuine cultural interaction with the tribal people.

Away from the Crater there are some wonderful, less publicised, natural features such as Olduvai Gorge and Lake Ndutu to the west, Lake Eyasi to the south, and Empakia and Olmoti craters to the east offering stunning views of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano.

There is a real mix of accommodation within the Ngorongoro region so it is important to make the right choice or you could be very disappointed.

Unique luxury lodge on the rim: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Luxury tented camp on the rim: Lemala Camp.

There are some lovely lodges on the beautiful approach road to the crater around Karatu:

Beautiful old style farmstay: Gibbs Farm.

Smart and comfortable guest-farm: Plantation Lodge.

Rustic small tented camp: Crater Forest Camp.

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Safari&Beach Favourites

Kitela Lodge

Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongor...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Kitela Lodge

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge offers charming bedrooms and a beutiful location in the Ngorongoro Highlands....

S&B Rating:
$270 Per person, per night  
Plantation Lodge

Rhotia Valley

Rhotia Valley is a tented lodge with immense feel good factor.  Not just because it is a lovely lodge with stunning views but also it ...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Rhotia Valley

Places to Stay

Crater Forest Camp

Crater Forest Camp is a tented camp on the edge of the Ngorongoro Tropical Forest away from the bustling town of Karatu and other lodge...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Crater Forest Camp

Endoro Lodge

A good value lodge based in the Karatu area, very comfortable and close the the crater....

S&B Rating:
$170 Per person, per night  
Endoro Lodge

Gibbs Farm

Gibb's Farm is located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This lovely farmstay offers a warm and friendly atmo...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Gibbs Farm

Kitela Lodge

Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongor...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Kitela Lodge

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp is a small luxury tented camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater....

S&B Rating:
$475 Per person, per night  
Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Crater Lodge's dramatic location and unique "Maasai meets Baroque Chateau" design has made it one of the most unique and famous of all ...

S&B Rating:
$850 Per person, per night  
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Ngorongoro Farmhouse is a well designed and attractive lodge set within a fully operational farmland and close to the Ngorongoro Gate....

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge offers charming bedrooms and a beutiful location in the Ngorongoro Highlands....

S&B Rating:
$270 Per person, per night  
Plantation Lodge

Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge is ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. The Lodge was originally the home of Ngorongoro's first conser...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Rhino Lodge

Rhotia Valley

Rhotia Valley is a tented lodge with immense feel good factor.  Not just because it is a lovely lodge with stunning views but also it ...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Rhotia Valley

Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

This Serena hotel is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater with excellent views of the famous caldera....

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a large safari hotel which is set up to service a high volume of visitors on package safaris to this area....

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge

The Highlands

Super dome tents offering every luxury on the Olmoti crater rim. Very cool and very expensive....

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
The Highlands

Tloma Lodge

The excellent location of Tloma Lodge on the raised shoulder of a valley, offers breathtaking views over a coffee-plantation and onto t...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Tloma Lodge

Rhotia Valley

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The Highlands

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Endoro Lodge

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Crater Forest Camp

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Gibbs Farm

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Kitela Lodge

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Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Plantation Lodge

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Tloma Lodge

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