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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Why we like it
- Perched on the rim of the awe inspiring Ngorongoro Crater
- Spectacular Crater views from everywhere in the suites, including the bathroom
- Each suite enjoys incredible views of the crater
- The staff offer discreet and personal service
- Enjoy fine dining at this iconic lodge
Allow your personal butler to create your favourite cocktail, sit on your private deck and take in the magnificent view.
Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too.
- BM, Inverness
Perched on the rim of the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern boundary of the Serengeti, this is one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area - more than 3,000 square miles of pristine African wilderness.
The lodge is made up of three adjacent intimate safari camps with breathtaking views, providing a total of 30 romantic Maasai-inspired suites sitting on stilts by the edge of the crater. Each stone and thatch suite has magnificent views of the crater from large glass windows in the bedroom, bathroom and lounge, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor. Glamorous colonial-style interiors with sumptuous touches, such as a chandelier-lit bath tub and shower, are enhanced by discreet personal service from your butler, who will bring you tea, fuel your fireplace and draw your bath. The domed dining room, with its crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, makes every meal a distinctive occasion.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
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