Accomodations Around Ngorongoro Crater


The main feature of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera.
The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi).
Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres) high.
Although thought of as "a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, up to 20 percent or more of the wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and half the zebra (Equus burchelli) populations vacate the Crater in the wet season.
However, a side effect of this enclosure is that the population of Ngorongoro lions is significantly inbred, with many genetic problems passed from generation to generation.
This is due to the very small amount of new bloodlines that enter the local gene pool, as very few migrating male lions enter the crater from the outside.
Those who do enter the crater are often prevented from contributing to the gene pool by the crater's male lions, who, because of their large size (the result of an abundant and constant food source), easily expel any outside competitors.

Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeSopa Lodges

Location: The lodge is located 170 km from Arusha, situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater on Lemala hill
91 double spacious bedrooms each with two queen sized beds, a separate dressing area and a glass fronted verandah with views of the Crater.
Facilities: The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes including traditional African cuisine; Bar offers a selection of drinks, cocktails, wines and liqueur coffee.
Website: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Serena Lodges

Location: Ngorongoro Crater rim. Constructed mainly of stone which blends into the surroundings.
Accommodation: 75 self-contained rooms with private balconies offering stunning views of the Crater.
Facilities: A Maasai-inspired dining and bar area, menu includes long time safari favourites and internationally themed menus; herbal massages; Medical facilities; Currency exchange services
Activities: Morning wildlife walks around the lodge with our resident naturalist; Full safari breakfast on the Crater’s floor; Hikes around the Ngorongoro Crater; Displays of Maasai dance, song, performance and music and Visits to a selection of authentic Maasai villages
Website: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Crater Lodge

Location: Perched on the edge of the famous Ngorongoro .
Accommodation: Three separate camps – North and South Camp each with 12 suites and Tree Camp with six suites. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers to provide warm, personal service to each guest. En-suite bathroom with a centre piece of red roses has twin hand basins, shower, chandelier lit bathtub and separate toilets. The suites all feature decks with magnificent views of the Crater floor.
Activities: Game drives into the Crater; Bird watching, half-day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands; Walking on the Crater rim, a cultural Maasai visit, Sundowners overlooking the Crater and Private bush breakfasts and lunches on the Crater floor.
Website: Ngorongoro crater lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Lodge

Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, edge of southern Serengeti, under a canopy of giant acacias, overlooking Lake Ndutu
Accommodation: 34 stone cottages, each with its own verandah, overlooking the Lake and have en-suite facilities. 10 of the rooms have double beds, 5 are triple rooms and 1 family room.
Facilities: Meals – breakfast is either continental or a picnic breakfast, lunches are a three-course meal and dinners are a hearty four-course meal; Telephone, internet and medical services; Gift shop
Activities: Game drives; Accompanied walking safaris and bird watching
Website: Ndutu Safari Lodge

Lake Masek Tented Camp


Location: A luxury tented camp located by the shores of Lake Masek in Ndutu, situated between the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park and the northwest side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Accommodation: 20 en-suite Luxury Tents; 5 tents with king-size beds and 15 tents twin.
Facilities: Cozy main house with a magnificent lounge and a well furbished library. Fantastic 180 degree views over Lake Masek. Enjoy a relaxing meal in the dining area or on the balcony.
Activities: Game drives in open vehicles with Maasai guide, Maasai guided walking safaris, Sundowners, Night game drives, Aperitifs at fireplace, Special arrangements for Honeymooners
Website: Lake Masek Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Wildlife Lodge

Location: Located 185 km from Arusha, the Lodge is perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Accommodation: 75 spacious rooms amongst them 61 are twin rooms, 11 are double and 2 are suites. 10 rooms are intercommunicating, specially designed for families, and a presidential suite.
All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, shower attachments, bathtub and central heating system.
Facilities: Rhino lounge bar and restaurant; TV Lounge; Well-stocked library; Medical care; Currency exchange services; Communication services;
Activities: Walking photographic safaris; Specialized ornithological safaris; Walks along the edge of the crater towards Lake Eyasi; Visits to authentic Maasai villages and in the evenings, displays of traditional Maasai dance, song, performance and music are organized in the Lodge.
Website: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

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