Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge


Perched on the edge of the Crater itself, this award-winning lodge is fit for a king and queen.

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau - brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls - and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge. In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture

A Day at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

As the dawn begins to tinge the morning sky, a soft knock on the door announces your butler with a wake-up call and a fragrant cup of tea or coffee. An air of anticipation for the day ahead hangs over the breakfast table as the morning meal is served.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Crater Lunch

Discuss your hopes for the day’s wildlife viewing with your guide as a winding road takes you through the thick forests on the Crater’s rim. With tens of thousands of animals inhabiting the Crater floor, game drives are likely to produce some exceptional sightings, perhaps even the entire Big Five in one day!

Stop at one of the designated picnic sites on the Crater floor for a delicious packed lunch. Surrounded by some of Africa’s most iconic scenery, as well as masses of wildlife, the appetite is sharpened and the taste buds awakened. Continue your wildlife adventure after lunch, returning to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in the early afternoon, or opt for a shorter drive and return to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for lunch.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Crater Lunch

Indulge in a decadent afternoon tea or a sundowner cocktail as you watch the play of light on the breathtaking Crater views from the comfort of your private suite.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tea

Mouthwatering tastes and delicate textures do their best to distract guests from the splendour of Ngorongoro Crater Lodges dining room. Magnificent designs delight the eye, while fragrances and flavours tempt the palate.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Dining Room