andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

The andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is set on the edge of the crater, providing spectacular vistas of one of the natural wonders of the world. Once a massive volcano and crater which is in the northern region of Tanzania represent the largest intact caldera in the world. The safari suites at Tanzania's celebrated Crater Lodge offer a design is inspired by the Maasai.

Three separate, intimate camps providing a total of 30 suites offers stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite. The suites are decorated with elegant antiques, grand chandeliers as well as unique African treasures. The sitting room, the bedroom as well as the en-suite bathroom features floor-to-ceiling glass windows which overlook the crater below. Often described as the place where 'Maasai meets Versailles', each of the three camps offers its guest dining, lounge areas, and viewing decks. The unique domed dining room, with its fancy fireplace, the crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, makes every dining a special occasion.

The rare black rhinos are home within the Crater's rim; large tusked elephants wander its forests, lions stalk the vast grasslands, and the elegant flamingos crowd at the soda lakes. About 27 000 large mammals are home in the Ngorongoro Crater area, including a population of more than 6 030 resident wildebeest, 16 rare black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetahs, as well as leopards, are can often be admired in the magnificent Lerai Forest.

Quick facts:

  • Decadent dining rooms
  • Safari Shop offering local crafts
  • Located on the rim of the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater
  • Spectacular Crater views from everywhere in the suites, including the bathroom
  • Ornate architecture
  • Rich wildlife experience on the Crater floor
  • Experience Maasai and cattle living among the wildlife
  • Fresh springs and large soda lake within the Crater
  • Seasonal sightings of flamingo on the soda lake
  • Black rhino and magnificently tusked elephants
  • High concentration of predators
  • Exceptional birding, including endemic top altitude species
  • Wildflowers in bloom on Crater floor from May to June.

Suites:

  • Three intimate camps (two of 12 suites and one of 6 suites)
  • Fireplaces in each suite
  • Private butler service.

Activities

Safaris in the early mornings and late afternoons are available to guests on the crater floor. In addition to the safari drives, guests also have the unique opportunity to visit the Olduvai & Shifting Sands during a day trip.

  • Safari drives on Crater floor
  • Walks within the lodge grounds
  • Crater floor banquets
  • Day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands
  • Choice of three walking safaris, ranging from a few hours to full-day experiences.

Access

Various airlines offer twice daily scheduled flights from Tanzania's town of Arusha to the Lake Manyara Airstrip. Guests are collected from the airstrip in wildlife viewing vehicles, the drive from the Lake Manyara Airstrip to the lodge takes about 1 and a half hours.

Accolades

Winner of Tanzania's Leading Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards (African and the Indian Ocean)
Listed at #12 among the top 35 Resorts in Africa at the Conde Nast Traveler (US) Readers' Choice Awards
Featured as one of the Daily Telegraph Best 60 Honeymoon Hotels.

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The &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is set on the edge of the crater, providing spectacular views of one of the natural wonders of the world. Once a massive volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater which is located in the northern region of Tanzania, represents the largest intact caldera in the world.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge activities, laundry, safari activities at safari lodges subject to availability. Emergency evacuation insurance.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Telephone calls, Safari shop purchases, gratuities, and all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, Tourism Development Levy of USD 1.50, park and conservancy fees. Transfers Lake Manyara airstrip/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or v.v.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
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Honeymoon Special

Honeymooners staying at the andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for 2 nights or more can enjoy great discounts. Groom pays full rate and Bride pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on lodge activities, laundry, safari activities at safari lodges subject to availability. Emergency evacuation insurance.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Telephone calls, Safari shop purchases, gratuities, and all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, Tourism Development Levy of USD 1.50, park and conservancy fees. Transfers Lake Manyara airstrip/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or v.v.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Excludes family suites and family tents.
  • May not be combined with other offers or long stay rates.
  • Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage.
  • Minimum 2 night stay
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