Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Safari Lodge
At the eastern edge of the Serengeti, and nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters the most beautiful wildlife haven left on earth. Perched on the edge of the ancient crater rim, the architectural masterpiece of the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a magnificent return to the noble elegance of the travelling colonials. Inspired in design by the Masai manyatta, three separate camps remember a bygone era.
The lodge is composed of separate camps, each consisting of just 6 to 12 suites. Each sumptuous suite is discreetly tended by a personal butler, who will bring you tea in bed, stoke your fireplace and even draw your bath, scattering the water with rose petals, ready for your return from your safari and lavish picnic on the crater floor. Under the soaring banana thatch roof, suede, velvet, silk and taffeta establish the decadence of the bedroom while Zanzibari carving and chandeliers (hand-made by the Maasai) float above a central stone-clad bath.
All of this however, remains subordinate to the magnificence of the verdant crater that pours through the window of every room. The three intimate camps at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge are totally private ensuring ultimate guest exclusivity. The public areas at each of the camps have awe-inspiring views of the crater below and beyond and include a central dining area, lounge and curio shop.An outdoor dining and/or viewing deck has been suspended seemingly above the crater rim and captures the renowned breathtaking African sunsets over the crater. Each of the lounges has a wonderful selection of books and wildlife magazines. Activities include scheduled morning or afternoon game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater in closed game viewing vehicles. Additional activities available at and additional cost and subject to availability of vehicles include visits to Olduvai Gorge, Shifting Sands or a Maasai village.Two overnights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in a luxury double suite with en-suite hand basins, bath, shower and private w/c. Each suite is tended by a butler. Accommodation is on a full board basis including scheduled activities.