&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro
Situated on the rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, andBeyond’s lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the 3-million-year-old caldera and the surrounding conservation area.
Situated on the rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, a 1.5-hour drive from Lake Manyara Airstrip, andBeyond’s lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the 3-million-year-old caldera and the surrounding conservation area. andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is divided into three intimate camps: two of 12 suites and one of six suites. The mixture of wooden walls and floors, intricately woven Persian rugs, plush fabrics and grand chandeliers sets a tone of luxury and comfort.
Each camp has its own main area with domed lounge and dining areas offering a homely place to relax. Wooden decks reach out toward the edge of the crater, affording spectacular views. For the perfect end to the day, take a seat on the deck or in a comfortable leather armchair in front of one of the stone fireplaces and savour a drink.
Crater Lodge at a Glance
Open: year round
Lake Manyara: 90-minute drive
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
Private butler service
Excellent food. Over the top service. Gorgeous lodge and rooms. The site is magnificent. We went on a game drive from the airport before checking in after having been met with wine and a bit of finger food. Absolutely worth the experience for two to three days on the crater edge - LRF17
Yes, it's over the top. There are chandeliers everywhere, velvet drapes, overstuffed armchairs...and then the architecture. It's JRR Tolkien meets gold leaf and bling. This all feels a little out of place in East Africa, but it's worth the experience. The views over the crater are amazing, and zebras roam the lawn. Personally I usually like more restraint to luxury, especially in the developing world, but we really enjoyed our stay here. You can definitely enjoy the crater just as much from somewhere a bit more modest, but we were very glad to have this experience - Sworn2Fun
This was our last stop on a 10 day safari trip. Talk about saving the best for last. This property is spectacular. They have three sections: North camp, South camp and the Treehouse. We were traveling with 3 other couples and our accommodations were in the treehouse section. The common area was beautiful, built around a massive old tree with comfortable couches and a beautiful dining area. The were Roses everywhere. They head rose petals surrounding our dinner table. When we came back from our game drive in the crater, there was a bubble bath drawn with rose petals in the shape of a heart. The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable. The food and wine were fabulous. We didn't want to leave. This is a must stay - TravelPamVB