&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Five star luxury safari from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

The game lodge at the top of the world is calling your name so plan a trip to Tanzania and include a few thrilling nights at the legendary &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on the rim of this World Heritage Site with magnificent views down to the crater floor. Enter a fantasy world of exclusive luxury and unique design for your classic Big 5 safari and explore both the biodiversity of this region and the fabulous architecture of the throwback lodge in time. 

Discover endangered black rhinos, huge elephants, lions and flamingos too, taking long game drives to spend days gasping in awe at the hugest intact caldera in the world, the magnificence of a volcanic crater, part of the eastern Rift Valley, and a place where the evolution of volcanos dates back to the late Mesozoic / early Tertiary periods. 

Rest your weary head in a room radiating Victorian décor and African art, a kind of a palace in Africa with a European sheen. Elegance and rustic charm make this AndBeyond hotel something guests fall in love with and there are plenty of rooms for all visitors to feel part of something, yet also private if need be. 

The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge comprises three parts where 30 glorious suites feature banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs and each part has its own dining and lounge areas plus the exceptional service that comes with 5-star accommodation in Tanzania. Everything centres around the mind-blowing views, the natural phenomenon that is the crater and the wildlife below on the vast crater floor. 

There are visitors who have explored the world and who rate this safari lodge as one of the best places they have ever experienced. It is indeed magical, the mix of Maasai and modern décor, exceptional service, and luxurious everything – from the music and songs to personal butlers, a unique dining experience and the views. Guests love the perfectly prepared drinks, the cherry canapes and chocolates, and the absolutely perfect suites made for deep relaxation.

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is famed for its “Versailles meets Masai” décor, and it is indeed over the top. But it all fits together in Africa and achieves its aim of allowing guests to feel as if they are inside the castle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” When on safari in Africa, go with the flow and this flow is unique!

Spend days out on the crater floor, and hotel staff prepare a magnificent picnic lunch, which they set up in a private picnic area away from the very crowded public area. It’s a magical experience and the crater itself is a spectacular geologic wonder – the lodge is also a kind of game reserve because guests get to see zebra grazing on the lawn or huge Cape Buffalo ranging around!



It’s best to arrive by air, landing at Manyara airstrip for your holiday at the magnificent and eccentric Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Stay a few days to admire the lodge, dine in style and enjoy the best of Ngorongoro views and game viewing before heading into the Serengeti. This AndBeyond hotel with a difference is defined as one of the top 10 hotels in the world and that is definitely a personal opinion. See what you think when you travel with Voyage2Africa to this wildlife and geological landmark in Tanzania.

It’s ideally located right on the edge of the crater and game drives down into the valley are the highlight for safari goers who want to tick off the Big 5 and more. Return to a suite brimming with chic comfort and hot showers, exquisite views and really funky African-European décor. North, South and Tree camps each have their own dining areas and lounges with awesome chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the magical views. 

Game drives into the crater take up most of the day and the rest of the day guests can wine and dine, grab a massage or walk around the stunning property. Cultural visits to the Maasai villages are fascinating and then most guests move on to the glory of the Serengeti to take in those vast open plains and wildlife sightings deluxe.

Voyage2Africa customises your tour to Tanzania so call us to arrange a safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara too.  Catch the right deal at the right time!

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  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Gourmet Picnic
  • Massages
  • Walks (Guided)
  • Hot-air Ballooning


  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Select drinks
  • Activities.

Staff members of Tortillas Camp setting the tables for dining under a tree in Kenya
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  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fan
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Pool
  • Bar & Restaurant


  • Wildly unique architecture on the edge of the crater makes for a light-hearted approach to a safari in Africa and it’s a lodge with everything guests need.
  • Personal butlers bring you coffee at dawn and private masseurs arrive to massage your body after a long day in the crater, game viewing and driving.
  • Cameras are imperative as visitors to the Crater Lodge come for the Big 5 animal viewing and the huge herds of charismatic elephants, rhinos and buffalo, antelope and birds too. 
  • Visit the cultural villages of the Maasai tribes and enjoy the music and dancing, foods and traditional gear.

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