Perched high on the Ngorongoro Crater rim, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge overlooks one of the most fascinating volcanic calderas in the world. An important part of Tanzania's incredible northern safari circuit, on the world's largest unbroken caldera, the Crater Lodge provides extraordinary accommodation in a spectacular situation.

There are few places that truly are worthy of travel for the sake of the experience of staying there alone. The Crater Lodge is one of these, distinguished by its unique combination of style and setting.

Carved into the topmost reaches of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, the Crater Lodge is a dream-inspiring haven of artisan crafts and burning fire bowls, samovars, fresh roses and sumptuous gourmet delights. It is opulent and yet intimate, with no more than 12 guests in each separate ‘camp’, and a very subtle ratio of three staff to each guest.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Style
The Crater Lodge exudes a very special atmosphere, romantically characterised by its flower petal-strewn bath tubs with breathtaking views, personal fireplaces set around with leather-backed chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with raw silk curtains, illuminated with hand-beaded chandeliers. A personal butler draws the bath, stokes the fire and arranges fresh red roses in readiness for your return from safari.

Such is the extraordinary nature of the Ngorongoro Crater that safaris here really do guarantee a wealth of rewarding wildlife action even if your time is limited, as this ancient volcanic bowl has the most densely packed concentration of wildlife in Africa.

The Crater Lodge relishes the views of this phenomenal place, from bedroom, bathroom, dining room or fabulously branch-entwined Tree Camp. The grandeur of the view far surpasses all the trimmings, forever breathtaking and always the focal point.

The Crater Lodge has 30 fabulous circular suites inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta, each a mini roundel palace with chimneys and balcony decks. For further intimacy they are divided into three separate camps; North, South and Tree Camp. North and South Camp each have 12 suites and the spectacular Tree Camp has just six.

Each stilted suite is sumptuously furnished with paneled walls and floors made of Tanzanian hardwoods, rich raw silk curtains, hand-beaded chandeliers, gilt mirrors, a fireplace and a butler’s lobby. The en suite bathrooms are all furnished with fresh red roses beside a chandelier-lit bathtub, and an atmosphere of antique easy grandeur. The suites all feature decks with magnificent views of the Crater floor.


Crater Lodge Communal Guest Areas
Each camp has a sitting and dining room, an outdoor dining area and viewing decks. The sitting rooms have woven banana bark ceilings and are adorned with hand-beaded chandeliers, carved and gilded wall plaques, brocade sofas, Persian carpets, candles and bowls of red roses. The domed dining room with its welcoming fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters makes every meal an experience to savour.

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