Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a luxury property that’s perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater with magnificent views onto the crater floor. An intriguing mix of African décor, modern touches, and European royalty, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a gem of over-the-top opulence; it’s Africa meets Versailles! Rooms are spacious with silk curtains, chandeliers, and wood paneling. The bathtubs overlook the crater and offer prime relaxation while soaking up the vistas. Food, service, management, and attention to detail are superb, making this is an ideal place for a romantic honeymoon – but families are also welcome.
Although the property is quite large, it is divided into three camps making it feel smaller and more intimate. Tree camp has the most stunning views of the crater; however, it is not possible to request it beforehand, and it is only available when the two other camps are fully booked.
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge truly is gorgeous and is perfect if you’re looking for luxury and pampering and are willing to spend almost $2000 per person per night during peak season, especially when you may be sharing a vehicle with other guests. Its superb location on the crater’s edge cuts traveling time for game drives; however, we actually recommend avoiding a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater altogether during the peak season, as the crowds are impossible to avoid.