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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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9/10

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Highlights

- Eccentric design
- Extraordinary views
- Private butler

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Overview

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a luxurious ‘&Beyond’ property situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Northern Tanzania. One of the most expensive properties in the country, this Lodge is renowned for its breath taking position and lavish design.

A totally unique property, full of personality, this is the most unusual accommodation on offer around the crater. The accommodation is spread across three camps, North, South and Tree camp. Each camp is self-contained with its own public areas making this 30 room lodge seem much more intimate than at first glance. Chandelier- lit bathtubs, eclectic furnishings and elegant fireplaces make for truly extravagant rooms that are an experience in themselves. Every suite features a private deck and is serviced by a butler to make your stay as personal as possible.

Daily game drives on the crater floor are offered as the main camp activity. Additional activities can be organised such as a range of walking safaris, crater floor banquets and private sundowners on the rim. Day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands can also be requested.

There is no minimum age for children at this camp although it is unfenced and therefore younger children in particular would need close supervision. Accommodation can be tailored to suit families, however, the special kids’ programmes run at other ‘&Beyond’ lodges are not offered here.

An experience like no other, the unique setting and extravagance of the lodge is an attraction in itself. Definitely worth a visit if you can stomach the hefty price tag.

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