Safari tours to the Ngorongoro Crater
About Ngorongoro Crater
Sitting in the middle of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorogoro crater, a huge caldera, which formed after a volcano collapsed millions of years ago. At its lowest point the crater sinks down over 600m, making it one of the six largest in the world. With its majestic stature and fascinating history, it is no wonder that the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most popular natural phenomena in the country.Read More
Ngorongoro Crater Tours
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater Hotels
If you are planning a Ngorongoro Crater holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Acacia Farm Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
A romantic country lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift's escarpment area, Acacia Farm Lodge commands stunning panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Each of the 28 luxurious chalets has a comfortable lounge and en suite bedroom all with a mini bar, coffee making facility, air-conditioning, satellite television, WIFI and other modern amenities plus a private balcony with sweeping views of the farm. A swimming pool and creatively designed public areas ensure a wonderful stay for every guest.
Ndutu Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
Built in the shade of the majestic acacia trees, the Ndutu Safari Lodge offers peace and tranquility away from the busy tourist circuit. The 34 stone cottages all have their own veranda for perfect game viewing and are built from local materials. The lodge is fully catered and serves hearty fare throughout the day. In the evening guests can sip on a nice cold beer in the bar or congregate round the campfire and look out for the spotted genets that come out at night. The lodge is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the southern Serengeti eco-system.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
Described as one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge consists of three adjacent, camps with Masai-inspired suites perched on stilts. Set in classic crescents, each suite has spectacular views of the crater, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor. Each suite benefits from a large fire bowl outside, which is the perfect place for relaxing evenings listening to the sounds of the crater with a delicious sundowner in hand. The lodge is perched on the south western edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
The bedrooms at this lodge are set in large two-storey rondavels, separate from the main building. There are two bedrooms in each rondavel, with one above the other, and each has views out over the Crater. Stunning African tapestries and decorations furnish the rooms as well as the main part of the accommodation. There is a large pool outside as well as dining facilities available for guests. The lodge is right on the eastern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Ngorongoro Crater Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Ngorongoro Crater.