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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

(Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. One of the Wonders of the World and a designated World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometers (3100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness.

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is only 5 Kilometers from the Ngorongoro airstrip or a 2 hours transfer by road from Manyara airstrip and – from Arusha the journey by road takes (4 hours) 190 Kilometers / 119 miles. The nearest town is Karatu, which is about 30 Kilometers away and is agricultural rich hinterland where intensive subsistence agriculture and large-scale wheat farming is practiced)

 

 
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Tanzania

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge; Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is the oldest Lodge in the Ngorongoro Crater, established in 1934 as a British Governor’s hunting lodge.

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge consists of three adjacent, glamorous camps; Ngorongoro Crater Lodge North Camp, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge South Camp and Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tree Camp. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Masai-inspired suites perched on stilts on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

 

From the outside, this unobtrusive lodge resembles a magical Masai village, set in classic crescents; each stone and thatch suite has spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor.


Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has 30 suites in total with 12 on the North Camp, 12 on the South Camp while the intimate Tree Camp has six suites. Each of the exclusive camps operates independently. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has familiy rooms as follows : 1 family room (2 inter-leading suites). The family rooms accommodate a maximum of 4 guests and are ideal for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Ngorongoro Crater has 4 rooms that can be turned into tripple rooms i.e can add an extra single bed

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge sumptuous colonial-style interiors combine silver, gold and ruby colors under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs. Crystal chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors reflecting carved Zanzibar wall paneling decorated with gold leaf.

 

Huge bowls filled with long-stemmed red roses complement the Persian carpets and velvet bedspreads. Antiques, plump cushions, voluptuous raw silk curtains and tall, leather-backed chairs complete the picture. This opulent design blends with African art elements in unexpected harmony.

 

They each have a central living area and viewing decks overlooking the awesome crater. Ancient African nights are evoked by the large fire bowls that flank the entrance to each of the living and dining areas.

 

 
Ngorongoro Crater LodgeNgorongoro Crater Lodge Crater Room view
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Room Door Entrance

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Non-Residents Accommodation Prices

Non-Residents Suite Room Rates Per Night Include: 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 and Emergency Evacuation Insurance

Dates From
Dates To

Suite Room

Single (1 Guest)

Suite Room

Double (2 Guests)

1st Jan 2013
31st May 2013
1,400 US Dollars
1,900 US Dollars
1st Jun 2013
31st Dec 2013
2,060 US Dollars
2,780 US Dollars

 

Non-Residents Family Suite Room Rates Per Night Include: 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 and Emergency Evacuation Insurance.


Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Non-Residents Rates Per Night 1 Family Room

(2 Inter-Leading Suites)

Maximum of 4 Guests and are ideal for a family of 2 Adults and 2 Children

Dates From
Dates To

Family Suite Room

2 Adults & 2 Children

1st Jan 2013
31st May 2013
2,700 US Dollars
1st Jun 2013
31st Dec 2013
4,320 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Packed Lunch 20 US Dollars

* Additional Lunch 40 US Dollars

* Crater fee 50 US Dollars per person per tour

* Private Safari vehicle 450 US Dollars per day

* Children Aged 0 – 2 years Free of charge in a cot. Subject to cot availability

* Children Aged 6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 50% of the full adult rate

* Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Park fee 16 Years and older 50 US Dollars per person per 24 hours

* Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Park fee 5 Years – 15 Years 10 US Dollars per person per 24 hours
* Children Aged 3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge. Subject to triple room availability
* Children Aged 6 – 16 years in own room 1st child pays full adult rate; 2nd and 3rd child pays 50% of full adult rate. Maximum 3 children per room

* Children are classified as such if they are 16 years and younger. The recommended age for children travelling to our lodges is 8 years and older


The above Non-Residents rates include the following:

* Laundry

* Teas and coffees

* Three meals daily

* Emergency medical evacuation insurance

* Accommodation at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

* Soft drinks, House wines, local brand spirits and beers

 

The above Non-Residents Rates exclude the following:

* Gratuity

* Telephone Calls

* Safari Shop purchases

* Crater conservancy Fees

* Scheduled Safari activities

* Refreshments on game drive

* Transfers not stipulated above

* Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars

 

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Transfer Rates

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Transfer Costs
Rate Per Person
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Transfer to Lake Manyara airstrip Road transfer (1½ Hours). Minimum 2 Guests
95 US Dollars

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Transfer to Arusha Airport (Road & Air Transfer- 2 Hours). Minimum 2 Guests

211 US Dollars

Ngorongoro Crater LodgeTransfer to Grumeti (Road & Air Transfer- 2 Hours)

Minimum 2 Guests

327 US Dollars

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Transfer to Klein’s Camp (Road & Air)

Minimum 2 Guests

343 US Dollars

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Transfer to Serengeti Under Canvas (Road and/or Air)

Minimum 2 Guests

354 US Dollars

 

 

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Residents Accommodation Prices

Residents Suite Room Rates Include: Full Board Accommodation + 3 meals per day & Teas and Coffees

Dates From
Dates To

Suite Room

Single (1 Guest)

Suite Room

Double (2 Guests)

1st Jan 2013
31st Dec 2013
700 US Dollars
920 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Packed Lunch 20 US Dollars

* Additional Lunch 40 US Dollars

* Crater fee 50 US Dollars per person per tour

* Private Safari vehicle 450 US Dollars per day

* Children Aged 0 – 2 years Free of charge in a cot. Subject to cot availability

* Children Aged 6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 50% of the full adult rate

* Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Park fee 16 Years and older 50 US Dollars per person per 24 hours

* Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Park fee 5 Years – 15 Years 10 US Dollars per person per 24 hours
* Children Aged 3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge. Subject to triple room availability
* Children Aged 6 – 16 years in own room 1st child pays full adult rate; 2nd and 3rd child pays 50% of full adult rate. Maximum 3 children per room

* Children are classified as such if they are 16 years and younger. The recommended age for children travelling to our lodges is 8 years and older


The above Non-Residents rates include the following:

* Laundry

* Teas and coffees

* Three meals daily

* Emergency medical evacuation insurance

* Accommodation at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

* Soft drinks, House wines, local brand spirits and beers

 

The above Non-Residents Rates exclude the following:

* Gratuity

* Telephone Calls

* Safari Shop purchases

* Crater conservancy Fees

* Scheduled Safari activities

* Refreshments on game drive

* Transfers not stipulated above

* Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars

 

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Optional Activities

Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands Tour

Explore the breathtaking surrounds of the Olduvai Gorge. Please note that a private vehicle must be booked for this adventure. Cost is 40 US Dollars Per person


Crater Floor Banquet Lunch

A deluxe lunch served seated at a private picnic spot on the crater floor. Minimum 10 guests. Minimum one months notice required. Weather dependant and subject to availability of picnic site. Excludes Crater fees.
Cost is 80 US Dollars Per person


Maasai Guard of Honour and Rose petal dinner

Extremely popular activity with groups. Maasai warriors in traditional dress carrying flaming torches. The warriors entertain guests with traditional dances and chanting. After the Maasai Guard of Honour ceremony, the dining area is magically transformed into an elegant banquet fit for a king and queen.

 

The long, chandelier-lit dining table, adorned with white linen, candles and bouquets of roses, is surrounded by a carpet of brightly coloured rose petals. This is the height of elegance and romance. At each guest’s place setting, a single rose sits on top of a beautifully presented menu card.

 

A sumptuous meal, prepared by expert chefs, is then served by attentive butlers. Minimum 10 guests. One months notice period. Exclusivity can’t be guaranteed. 2 Weeks’ notice required.
– 200 Masai warrior 2,500 US Dollars (per function)
100 Masai warriors 1,250 US Dollars (per function)


Masai Delight with PreDinner Drinks

Enjoy singing and chanting of Masai whilst enjoying sundowner drinks or pre dinner drinks. 2 Weeks’ notice required.
– 100 Masai warriors Cost is 1,250 US Dollars (Per function)
– 50 Maasai warriors
Cost is 625 US Dollars (Per function)
– 40 Maasai warriors
Cost is 500 US Dollars (Per function)
– 20 Maasai warriors
Cost is 250 US Dollars (Per function)


Rose Petal Dinner

The dining area is magically transformed into an elegant banquet fit for a king and queen. The long, chandelier-lit dining table, adorned with white linen, candles and bouquets of roses, is surrounded by a carpet of brightly coloured rose petals.

 

This is the height of elegance and romance. At each guest’s place setting, a single rose sits on top of a beautifully presented menu card. A sumptuous meal, prepared by expert chefs, is then served by attentive butlers and includes a glass of French champagne. Minimum two guests. Two weeks notice period.
50 US Dollars Per Person


Sundowners at view point (from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge)

Enjoy sundowner cocktails and delicious snacks whilst treated to awe-inspiring views and 20 Maasai warriors entertaining guests. Minimum 6 guests. Minimum one months notice required. Weather dependant.

40 US Dollars Per Person


A Taste of Tanzania

Be moved by a sensational performance of traditional music, singing and dancing at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Settle down with a selection of mouth watering hot snacks and ice-cold pre-dinner drinks while a group of African drummers beats out a deep rhythm.

 

As the beat of the drums fades, 40 Masai warriors in full traditional dress arrive to thrill with their stirring songs and acrobatic feats. Watch in complete fascination as they launch into their athletic leaps, accompanied by the haunting chant of deep African voices. 1,000 US Dollars (per function)

 

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Accommodations

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has luxurious large bedrooms with view of Ngorongoro Crater with Masai inspired stilted suites with twin or king size beds. Silk curtains, velvet bedspreads, Persian rugs, electric blanket and hairdryer.

 

En-suite bathrooms with free standing old fashioned bath, large shower, separate toilet, view from the bathroom and Lounge. Internal room telephones available for room service only or room to room dialing.

 

(No external lines), plug square sockets, adapters (on request), 220 V / AC current (at certain times of the day), A full range of guest supplies like soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, body lotion, bath crystals, bath robes, shower caps, towels, hairdryer, umbrellas, slippers and gum boots, books and magazines, complimentary spring water, courtesy snacks, electric blanket and outlets, fireplace, personal butler, shoe shine service, writing table with paper/pens.

 

No converters available. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge provides luxury and comfort on the rim of the Crater which is one of the wonders of the modern world. Children are classified as such if they are 16 years and younger. The recommended age for children travelling to Crater lodge is 8 years and older.

Each Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Camp has a central domed dining room/Lounge with welcoming fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, treat ever meal as a special occasion - evening log fires flicker between silver screens. An outdoor dining area overlooking the floor of the Crater in each of the suites.


Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Activities

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge main activities that guest enjoy vary from guided walking safaris which follow dramatic routes around the rim of the crater, to visiting a Masai cultural village.

 

In the village, guests are free to browse through the local handicrafts or watch Masai dancing. You can also visit the beautiful lakes Ndutu and Eyasi, and the impressive Empakaai Crater or enjoy cool sundowners with exceptional views as well as arrange private bush breakfasts and lunches. All these are an optional extra.


Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Game Drives

The game drives start at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and it will take you about 20 minutes to get in to the Crater, You can do an early morning game drive in an open to 4x4, and try and see an early morning kill and see the hippos meandering in to the hippo pool.

 

You have the opportunity to pre-order your breakfast the day before so you can take it in to the crater, or you can come back to the lodge for breakfast. You can also participate in an afternoon game drive to see the lions basking in the sun.

 

The Ngorongoro Crater is often called 'Africa's Eden' and the '8th Natural Wonder of the World. As the largest unbroken unflooded caldera in the world the Ngorongoro Crater is 19 km long by 16 km wide by 1 km deep. This truly magical place is home to Olduvai Gorge, where the remains of a 1.8 million year old skeleton was discovered.

 

The Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are without a doubt some of the most beautiful parts of Tanzania.


Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Climate

The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is located in Northern Tanzania. The Lodge is within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, high on the south-western rim of Ngorongoro Crater, commanding views of this natural wonder that often moves onlookers to reverential awe.

 

At an altitude of 2,375 metres (7,800 feet) the evenings can be quite cool, especially during the winter months of June and July with temperatures as low as 10' C or 50'F. The rest of the time it is generally sunny.

 

As the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perfectly located between Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti Plains, it makes it an ideal place to stop and take in to amazing Ngorongoro Crater for a few days.

 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is also closely located to a nearby air strip, so if you don't fancy the drives between National Parks you can fly from camp to camp, African Spice Safaris can easily arrange the internal flights. African Spice Safaris is look forward to hearing from you soon.

 


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Booking & Reservations for Ngorongoro Crater Lodge perched on the edge of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : + 254 721242711

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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