Ngorongoro Crater

Lodges & safari camps in Ngorongoro Crater

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Gibb's Farm

Gibb's Farm

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Originally built by German settlers in 1929, Gibb's Farm is one of Northern Tanzania's oldest guesthouses. Located half way between ...More about Gibbs Farm

Good  86%
(32 reviews)

Gibbs Farm was a lush tropical oasis in the midst of a dry dusty countryside! The accommodation, restaurant and catering were unequalled. All staff were pleasant and attentive ... reviews...

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

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The privately run Plantation Lodge is located between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, a short distance ...More about Plantation Lodge

Excellent  91%
(29 reviews)

Plantation Lodge was our least favourite stop-off. The setting is nice, the rooms are clean and the veranda is a good place for a gin & tonic at the end of a long day... reviews...

Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

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Lemala Ngorongoro is located on the quieter eastern side of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, a short drive past the Lemala Gate, making ...More about Lemala Ngorongoro

Good  84%
(22 reviews)

Lemala camp is ideally based for early access to the crater, however it is in among the trees offering no views of the beautiful surrounding area and was very cold at night ... reviews...

Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

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Opened in 2007, Rhino Lodge is a relatively large lodge in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro ...More about Rhino Lodge

Good  90%
(20 reviews)

The setting of the Rhino Lodge is idyllic, at elevation and surrounded by lush, green trees. The cool air was a nice change, and having to wear a jacket at night felt great ... reviews...

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Occupying a spectacular spot right on the rim of the Crater, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is undoubtedly one of the most opulent lodges ...More about Crater Lodge

Excellent  94%
(19 reviews)

An amazing location. We were disappointed with the room which was dark and cold until the log fire was lit each evening while we at dinner. The balcony didn't appear ... reviews...

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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The 98-room Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is an international-style hotel brilliantly positioned on the eastern edge of Tanzania's UNESCO-...More about Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Good  85%
(12 reviews)

Our room at Sopa was spacious and clean. In good weather, the lodge offers a lovely view of the Crater. The food is fine - nothing special, but we weren't expecting ... reviews...

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

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Perched high on a hill overlooking the valley of the seasonal Rhotia River, Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is a simple and friendly ...More about Rhotia Valley Ttd. Lodge

Excellent  92%
(10 reviews)

A wonderful family feel to the lodge - staff very welcoming and enjoyed he experience of the children's home - a wonderful vision which we will be continuing to support reviews...

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

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Bougainvillea Safari Lodge was created by a local farmer and a chef who saw potential for a simple and friendly guesthouse in Karatu...More about Bougainvillea Lodge

Good  90%
(6 reviews)

After a VERY long day of travel we were quite pleased to arrive at Bougainvillea. The grounds were beautiful and the room was very clean and comfortable. The food was good ... reviews...

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

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The Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge is a lovely lodge just outside of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Set in 750 acres of private ...More about Farmhouse Lodge

Good  90%
(6 reviews)

Very nice place, the jacaranda trees were in full bloom. Lunch on the lawn was splendid. Don't particularly recommend the walk around the estate - more talk than walk... reviews...

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

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In a stunning location, perched high on the edge of the escarpment, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge has commanding views over ...More about Lake Manyara Serena

Excellent  93%
(6 reviews)

We arrived at the lodge in the late afternoon after our game drive into the Lake Manyara National Reserve. Lake Manyara Serena Lodge has a great position on the side of the ... reviews...

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a 75-room hotel, built in 1996, with a truly marvelous location: it's built into the western ...More about Ngorongoro Serena

Good  90%
(4 reviews)

We chose this deliberately as the final place to stay at the finish of our trip, and we were not disappointed. This a most luxurious lodge; the staff, food, accommodation ... reviews...

The Manor

The Manor

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The Manor is a luxury lodge located on the Shangri-La Coffee Estate; it covers 6km² of the Ngorongoro Highlands, adjacent to ...More about The Manor

Excellent  100%
(4 reviews)

The Manor reminded us of Cape Dutch South Africa. The buildings were beautiful and the gardens were gorgeous. Everything was pristine white with manicured lawns. The service ... reviews...

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

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On the opposite side of the crater, the 75-room Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is slightly smaller, but of a similar standard to the ...More about Wildlife Lodge

Average  67%
(3 reviews)

Much as Expert Africa had advised me, this lodge does not get good marks. So it was as I expected. I guess the decor looks tired and the staff seemed to have little ... reviews...

Kirurumu Ngorongoro Lodge

Kirurumu Ngorongoro Lodge

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Kirurumu Ngorongoro is a new tented camp situated near the Ngorongoro Crater. It's the sister camp to the existing Kirurumu Manyara ...More about Kirurumu Ngorongoro

Average  60%
(1 reviews)

The location of this lodge was great as it was right on the rim and it was easy to access the crater, enabling us to be one of the first people down in the crater in the morning... reviews...

Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

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Formerly Exploreans Ngorongoro, which opened in January 2012, this lodge became Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge in May 2015. ...More about Neptune Ngorongoro

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

New operators have taken over this lodge. We found their attention to us to border on obsequious and therefore at times uncomfortable. The rooms were absolutely enormous ... reviews...

Country Lodge

Country Lodge

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Situated on the outskirts of bustling Karatu, not far off the main road, Country Lodge is a peaceful haven set in five acres of pretty gardens surrounded by trees. It offers good value for money and is a convenient spot from which to explore Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Bougainvillea safari ...More about Country Lodge

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Entamanu Ngorongoro is a brand new camp on the crater rim. It is around 20 minutes' drive from the Seneto Descent road. The camp is taking bookings from 26 July 2016. Although this camp is still being built, we know the team behind it very well. They run some of the best camps in Tanzania, included ...More about Entamanu Ngorongoro

The Highlands at Ngorongoro

The Highlands at Ngorongoro

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The Highlands at Ngorongoro is a new camp opening in 2016 in a forested area on the edge of the Olmoti Volcano, just north of the Ngorongoro Crater. We haven't yet had a chance to visit this camp or the area, however we do know the company who are setting it up - and it is the sister camp to ...More about Highlands

Pakulala

Pakulala

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Pakulala is a simple, permanent tented camp set up in traditional style on the crater rim’s “Simba Special Campsite B". The camp was opened in 2012 and sits on a sloping, grassy clearing on the Ngorongoro crater’s southwest rim, close to the rarely used airstrip and about 3km from the park headquarters...More about Pakulala