Opened in 2007, Rhino Lodge is a relatively large lodge in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rim. It's refreshingly simple with a relaxed atmosphere, and is operated in conjunction with the governing body of the area's Maasai, to ensure that they benefit from the lodge's success. Almost all the staff come from the local village, and part of the lodge's income goes directly to the Maasai community.
Our view of Rhino Lodge
Rhino Lodge is a simple lodge with a clear purpose and approach. It's relatively Spartan, but for the more adventurous traveller, it is an interesting and economical place to stay with enviably close access to the Crater floor. We visited Rhino Lodge when it first opened in 2007 and have visited it three times since; most recently in 2015, and we still feel that it continues to be a good low cost option.
Rhino Lodge: Traveller ratings
Rhino Lodge is a great value base...