Ngorongoro Crater

Top 18 lodges and safari camps around Ngorongoro Crater

No accommodation or camping facilities exist within Ngorongoro Crater, but a handful of upmarket lodges and camps are perched on the rim, most offering superb views to the crater floor, as does the public campsite there. Ask us for more details of what's likely to suit you best!

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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  87%
(37 reviews)

We stayed at beautiful camps in both Tarangerie (Kuro) and the North Serengeti (Mkombe Hourse) so Gibbs Farm felt more resort like without as much personal attention. The ... Gibbs Farm reviews...

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

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The privately run Plantation Lodge, first opened in 1998, lies between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National ...More about Plantation Lodge

Excellent  92%
(31 reviews)

Fantastic food. Lovely grounds. Plantation Lodge 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%
(26 reviews)

Everybody knows by now that this lodge is considered one of the very best in Africa, so there is no need to add our "hym of praise": Situated on the rim of the crater ( due ... Crater Lodge reviews...

Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

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Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the quiet, eastern side of the crater rim, ...More about Lemala Ngorongoro

Good  84%
(23 reviews)

We chose this camp for its great location. It is the only camp that gives you a decent shot at getting down to the crater before the crowds arrive. But we were also very ... Lemala Ngorongoro 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 ... Rhino Lodge reviews...

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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

Good  84%
(17 reviews)

Overly commercialized lodge. Didn't feel like Africa at all. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 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  93%
(11 reviews)

Beautiful location! The staff were great, the food was of excellent quality. The tents were well designed to be comfortable and the deck had a wonderful view into the valley... Rhotia Valley Ttd. Lodge reviews...

The Highlands at Ngorongoro

The Highlands at Ngorongoro

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The Highlands at Ngorongoro is a new camp to Tanzania, 45 minutes’ drive north of the Ngorongoro Crater, and looking out to the ...More about The Highlands

Excellent  91%
(9 reviews)

Long bumpy ride from the gate entrance to the accommodation, last leg of the road up to the Highlands could use a touch up Excellent location, wonderful food. Some ... The Highlands 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%
(8 reviews)

Nice stay here, the rooms were basic but nice and there was a welcome swimming pool. Throughout their time in Tanzania, we organised a private driver-guide and 4WD for ... Bougainvillea Lodge 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  89%
(7 reviews)

Lovely setting for this farmhouse, gorgeous gardens. Even though they cater for a lot of guests and the lodge does have a more large hotel feel to it Elisha and his great ... Farmhouse Lodge reviews...

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Entamanu Ngorongoro is a relatively new tented camp, opened in August 2016, and set in an isolated spot high on the crater rim...More about Entamanu Ngorongoro

Excellent  93%
(6 reviews)

The camp was beautiful and the staff were very accommodating. Once again, our vegan diets were very well accommodated. The only negative for me was the dust. We travelled ... Entamanu Ngorongoro 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

Excellent  92%
(5 reviews)

Overall we had a very pleasant two nights at Ngorongoro Serena. The location couldn't be beat, right on the rim and close to the entrance, making our safari more enjoyable... Ngorongoro Serena 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 ... The Manor reviews...

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

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On the western side of the crater, the 75-room Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is slightly smaller than the Sopa Lodge, but of a similar ...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 ... Wildlife Lodge 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... Kirurumu Ngorongoro 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 ... Neptune Ngorongoro 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 ...More about Country Lodge

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 ...More about Pakulala

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