Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Ngorongoro
On the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, northern Tanzania.
Transfers are available from Arusha Airport.
Nearly three million years ago Ngorongoro towered
alongside Mount Kilimanjaro as one of the highest peaks in
Forged during the tumultuous birth of the Rift Valley,
its volcanic top erupted at the time that ancient man first
walked the plains.
Today Ngorongoro's caldera shelters the most beautiful
wildlife haven left on earth. Towering euphorbias cling to
the crater walls and on the floor, Fever and Fig tree
forests give shade to an awe-inspiring array of creatures.
It is here, perched on the edge of this ancient crater
rim, that Conservation Corporation Africa is creating a
visionary concept in lodge design. The new Ngorongoro Crater
Lodge is recessed into the crater rim to minimize impact on
the beauty of this World Heritage Site.
Whilst barely visible, the lodge and its 30 private
cottages command dazzling views of the crater floor some 500
meters below, introducing a new level of sophistication to
Tanzania in its accommodation and service standards. Some of
Africa's last black rhino are protected within its rim,
black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, flamingos crowd the
soda lakes and giant-tusked elephants wander the forests.
Game Viewing & Activities:
Surrounding the lodge, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
spans 8 300 square kilometers, stretching from the Rift
Valley rim in the east to the Serengeti plains in the west.
The Masai and their cattle co-exist with the wildlife in
this area, and visitors are able to appreciate this ancient
interplay between wildlife and man.
Interpretive game drives through the emerald plains and
forests of the crater floor engender guests with a respect
for the people and wildlife of this world wonder.
Guests are also encouraged to explore their own roots at
the nearby Olduvai Gorge - cradle of mankind - where ancient
man roamed some four million years ago.
From $1,115 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.