Reviews of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge review
We were a little underwhelmed by the Crater Lodge. Our expectations were high and we thought that this would be the highlight of the holiday, but it was probably our least favourite of the safari lodges. Partly this was due to the room we were given (room 12), which wasn't overlooking the crater directly, but did over look most of the other rooms - given the rooms are designed so that they are very open to the views on one side and some windows have no curtains this left the room feeling quite exposed to others seeing in (particularly in the loo!). Inside the accommodation was very impressive.
The game viewing was comprehensive, but lacked the excitement of other locations and felt like we were following a standard schedule on the drive.
Service was generally very good although felt a lot less personal than other lodges.
Breathtaking! This lodge was the most unique ultra luxury lodge that we stayed at Tanzania! We were speechless when we got here. It was the best place to end our journey through the safari experience.
It's very hard to describe this lodge, if you see the photos in the internet and travel guides you are already enjoying it, but when you get there you will love it!
Excellent Location and views
Somewhat rococo but we expected that. Felt most like a hotel of all the lodges we visited but proably inevitable in Ngorongoro.
We hired private vehicles which made a big diference to our visit and stayed on the crater floor all day. Mudy (Mohammend) was a really good guide (please do feed that back if you get the chance). Gets pretty cold at night.
The visit to Odupai Gorge was really good.