Crater Lodge Experience
A stay at andBeyond’s Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is like stepping into another world. As you arrive, spot the stone chimneys standing tall against the horizon, beckoning you toward the lodge.
There is plenty to see when staying at the lodge. Descend into the crater itself and seek out the wildlife species that inhabit it – famously, the critically endangered black rhinos and impressively tusked elephants. If you wish to stretch your legs, enjoy a short walk around the lodge grounds.
For chilly nights, seek refuge in front of a blazing fire. Enjoy a fine-dining experience, with 50 percent of the fresh produce organically grown on farms around the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Indulge in some well-deserved R&R with the lodge’s in-room spa services while admiring sweeping views of the crater, visit the safari shop for a bit of retail therapy, explore the wine cellar or find a quiet corner for a bit of alone time with a good book.
A fireplace at the heart of your suite is kept ablaze by your discrete butler. The roof is thatched with banana leaves, the furnishings are wooden, and the king-sized bed is decked in heavy linens to keep you warm during the brisk nights. During the day, the billowing silk curtains framing the floor-to-ceiling French windows can be opened to offer a view of undisturbed nature outside. At night, beaded chandeliers cast a warm glow over the room, reflecting on the gilt mirrors.
Spend afternoons scanning the landscape for roaming wildlife and forest birds from the comfort of your veranda or a bubble bath. Amenities in each room include a safe, hairdryer, bath, indoor shower and gym-in-a-basket (containing essentials such as a mat and weights). With complimentary Wi-Fi, you can share your experience with friends and family back home.