Ngorongoro Crater
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Hotel

Perched on the rim of this world-renowned crater teeming with wildlife lies the luxurious and unique &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

The three camps, North, South and Tree Camp, that encompass the Lodge subtly blend into the surrounding area, with a Maasai Boma inspired design. The inside of each stilted suite is a different story however, showcasing dramatic opulence and glamour. The private viewing decks and those in the central areas showcase vistas that will ensure this is a destination never to be forgotten.  Our advice?  Book early!

Facilities & Activities

Daily game drives into the Crater occur in closed safari vehicles with pop-up roofs in search of the famous wildlife in the morning or afternoon. For Birdwatchers, half-day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands can be arranged (subject to vehicle availability). Optional activities at an additional cost include walking on the Crater rim, a cultural Maasai manyatta visit, and sundowners overlooking the Crater on one side and the Serengeti on the other, what a jaw dropping experience!

Each camp has a sitting room and viewing decks to soak in the world-famous views. Unique interior design incorporates woven banana bark ceiling, with hand beaded chandeliers, carved and gilded wall plaques, brocade sofas, Persian carpets, candles and bowls of red roses.

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The domed dining room with its welcoming fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters makes every meal a special occasion. Memorable meals can also be enjoyed on the expansive viewing decks.  Due to it’s altitude, evening dining can be a little chilly, so take something to wrap up warm so you can enjoy the views from both inside and out!

Private bush breakfasts and lunches on the Crater floor can also be arranged if you are seeking to share a truly spectacular experience.


Accommodation is scattered across three camps at the Lodge. The North and South Camp have 30 suites altogether. There is also one spacious family suite.

Each stilted suite is sumptuously furnished with panelled walls and floors made of Tanzanian hardwoods, rich raw silk curtains, hand beaded chandeliers, gilt mirrors, a fireplace and a butler’s lobby. Ensuite bathroom with a centrepiece of red roses has twin hand basins, shower, chandelier lit bathtub and separate w.c. All rooms are equipped with in room safe, telephone and hairdryer and feature decks with magnificent views of the Crater floor, the ultimate ‘room with a view’.

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Children are welcome at this spectacular Lodge, however children 5 years and younger cannot participate in the regular game drives whilst children aged 6 to 11 years are able to join the game drives subject to good behaviour! The lodge is not fenced so guests are required to be extremely vigilant at all times.

Childminding is available at an additional cost and bespoke meals can be prepared as and when required.

There is a Family Suite with 2 bedrooms but book early for this!


&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge are active partners with Kilimamoja Secondary School, this has helped increase enrolment in the school by 30%, create a dining hall and separate boys and girls dormitories for students.

The Lodge is a part of the Lionscape Coalition with the goal to double the lion population in the area by 2050 due to a 50% loss of lion species in the last 20 years.

The Lodge are part of multiple more inspiring sustainability projects helping the local wildlife and communities that you can read about in full on their website.


The Ngorongoro Crater is the remains of a once massive volcano, nearly three million years old, on the eastern border of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. It is one of the Wonders of the World and a designated World Heritage Site and remains perfectly formed for the most spectacular calderas on the planet.

The Crater is an approx 3 hour drive from Arusha Airport, serviced via non-direct flights from the UK.  Due to its location, as a destination it combines well with a trip to Tarangire and Manyara prior and the Serengeti after.

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