Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

24 rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (90%) From 23 reviews
Best for 8+
All year

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. The lodge is mainly used by larger tour parties, and as such loses some character. It's relatively spartan, but for the more adventurous traveller, it is an interesting and very 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 four times since; most recently in October 2018, and we still feel that it continues to be a good low cost option.

Rhino Lodge: Traveller ratings

Excellent(90%) From 23 travellers

Video of Rhino Lodge

Great video about Rhino Camp that gives a great impression on what a stay looks like.
Short video about Rhino Lodge showing the lodges area and its wildlife.

Latest reviews of trips including Rhino Lodge

Interesting Place
26-Jul to 16-Aug 19
Good Good
Cosy lodge in the mist
22-Jun to 29-Jun 19
Excellent Excellent
Rhino Lodge review
9-Feb to 22-Feb 18
Excellent Excellent
Great budget-friendly choice above the crater
8-Sep to 19-Sep 15
Good Good
Enjoyed the resident wildlife
31-Jan to 10-Feb 15
Excellent Excellent
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