Consistently voted 1 of the 10 best hotels on the planet, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge blends local Maasai architecture with unparalleled opulence and grandeur providing guests with a unique safari experience while perched on the rim of an inactive volcano.
The lodge is divided into three camps: North, South, and Tree each with ten suites a piece. Guests enjoy lavish luxury from their own stilted, hand-crafted, banana-thatched suite with their own private balcony. Antiques, beaded chandeliers, Persian rugs, and brocade sofas take these rooms beyond the safari camp norm to the level of a French chateau in the wilds of Africa. Floor to ceiling windows showcase stunning views of the surrounding area and within the crater itself. Guests can soak in decadent luxury in a giant bathtub lit by a hand-beaded chandelier. Adjoining suites are available for families. Each camp has its own dining and sitting areas waited on by a private butler.
South-east of the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania, the lodge rests upon the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest, inactive, and completely intact caldera. Dense forests fed by the fertile volcanic earth provide a home for over 25,000 resident mammal from predators to prey. Here guests can spy large herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles as well as their predators the cheetahs, jackals, lions, and hyenas. The forest, marshes, and highland meadows are also a favorite of the elephants.