&BEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE - NGORONGORO CRATER
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a top, luxury lodge with 30 suites set on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater with fabulous views, superb service, lots of pampering and quick access to the Ngorongoro Crater’s outstanding wildlife.
Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite is furnished with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centrepiece of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure amazing views from all around.
Wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque châteaux in one of Africa’s famous landscapes. An eclectic blend of teak panelling, Victorian furnishings and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmosphere
With ever-changing views as mists swirl over the huge wildlife cauldron below the location and the experience is stunning!
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the rim of the crater within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania.
The Lodge consists of 3 separate and intimate camps totalling just 30 suites are reminiscent of a bygone era. Each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch 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 crater below. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors and antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements.
Ensuite bathrooms with a dramatic centrepiece of red roses feature spacious showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Personal butlers cater for each guest’s every need bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious bubble baths.
The two family suites are conveniently interlinked via a closed walkway which allows access between the suites while maintaining complete privacy. The bedrooms, sitting rooms and ensuite bathrooms of the suites boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the crater below. The family suite can accommodate two adults and two children.
Children visiting the camp can take advantage of the fun-filled and interactive WILDChild programme that offers various activities such as (and amongst many) tracking animal footprints with a guide, joining a mouth-watering pizza party, making a fire the Maasai way, playing soccer with the staff and for older children, spear throwing or shooting bows and arrows.
Game Drives are included - you will descend into the crater through a lush highland forest. Once on the crater floor you can discover a large variety of grazing herbivores and predators and depending on the time of year, you may see hippos and huge flocks of pink flamingo around the shores of Lake Magadi. Safari vehicles are closed, with glass windows and a pop-up roof. Off-road driving is not permitted.
& Beyond’s WILDchild programme - designed especially for children visiting our safari lodges and camps in Africa is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. Deeply rooted in the love for the African bush, it not only creates a series of unforgettable moments for the whole family but forges strong bonds between our young guests, our planet and its people.
There is a good choice of experiences available at extra cost:
Interact with KopeLion conservation team
Enjoy half a day with the KopeLion team and discover how these dedicated conservationists are fostering lion-people coexistence within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). Working closely with local communities, they are creating a sustainable ‘corridor of tolerance’ that will re-connect the divided Crater and Serengeti lion sub-populations, ensuring their long-term survival. This insightful experience will give you the opportunity to understand the challenges and complexities of wildlife and human coexistence
Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands Tour
Crater Floor Banquet
Rose Petal Dinner
Honeymoon Rose Petal Dinner
Private Sundowners on the Rim
Empakai Crater Hike
Lake Eyasi Walk
Crater View Walk
Private Dinner in the Wine Store
Maasai Delight with Pre-dinner Drinks
Celebratory Champagne Tasting
Wine Store Paring Dinner
Private Dinner in the Wine Store
Hadzabe Bushmen Experience
Maasai village visit
Taste of Tanzania
A Crater-floor banquet with KopeLion
Pre-dinner drinks with KopeLion
Spa – including massages, rituals, body polishes, wraps, hand and foot treatments
NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE LODGE IS FAMILY FRIENDLY AND WELCOMES CHILDREN OF ALL AGES BUT THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS ON ACTIVITIES ACCORDING TO CHILD'S AGE - PLEASE ASK. THE LODGE HAS DEDICATED FAMILY ROOMS AND THE WILDCHILD CHILDRENS PROGRAMME.