Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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Choose the unique, affordable and beautiful Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for your ultimate journey into Tanzania to explore the captivating wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater and its surrounding conservation area. A dramatic amphitheatre of life surrounded by the steep jagged walls of the collapsed volcano that created it. 

It is here on the eastern rim that Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge nestles, offering good value-for-money accommodation in a truly superb setting where the main attraction is game drives into the Serengeti and the crater on your Tanzanian safari. The lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera through immense floor-to-ceiling glass windows designed to allow the views inside and to show guests the best sunsets in Africa.

Appreciate the entrance to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, lined with pretty flowers the walkways lead guests to their comfy accommodations decorated with African arts and featuring warm wooden ceilings. Each room has its own sunroom designed for privileged guests to sip their morning coffee from this viewpoint down to the crater floor where animals wander all day and night. Game drives wind down into this hollow to find the most impressive wildlife interactions ever observed! 

Meet other guests later in the main areas, roomy and comfy where plenty of Tanzanian arts and crafts enhance the hotel décor and the carved wooden columns of the architecture. Sit a while in the deep lounge couches with a drink before dining in the amazing Lemala Hill Restaurant and sipping aperitifs at the Crater View Bar, yes, with impressive views down to the crater! So much space and light allow the sun in and the views to take precedence at all hours of the day.



Welcome to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, a dramatic amphitheatre of life that is surrounded by the steep jagged walls of the collapsed volcano that created it and where the captivating Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge perches on the eastern rim. 

This one-of-a-kind safari lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera. Located on the low-traffic section ensures easy access into the crater with a few hours of quietude before the floor starts getting crowded with keen safari enthusiasts in 4×4 vehicles. 

Enjoy a Tanzania vacation experience at Sopa Lodge which offers accommodation in 98 well-appointed rooms with 2 queen-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, and a glass-fronted lounge area with spectacular views over the Ngorongoro Crater. The rooms are set in large double-storey rondavels, detached from the main building. There are 4 bedrooms in each rondavel, 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs.  

The main areas of this safari lodge in Ngorongoro Crater are encompassed under an African-style thatched roof and the delightful main lounge invites true relaxation in plush leather sofas. Tuck into flavourful buffet meals served in the thatched dining room with views over the spectacular crater. Internet facilities are available for those who want to stay connected with the outside world and a vast swimming pool beckons after an exhilarating day in the bush. Guests can recline on sun loungers around the pool with a cocktail in hand on lazy days. 

Ngorongoro Sopa offers all visitors the choice of spending an entire day in the Crater with picnic breakfasts and picnic lunches lovingly packed for them. The lodge serves intercontinental and local fares, made from freshly sourced produce. And the lodge is also open to huge celebrations and functions in its attractive venues that cater for the best bush weddings, professional business conferences, anniversaries or birthdays. No matter the occasion, Sopa lodge delivers the best service and settings that will impress all aspiring travellers and honeymoon couples from all around the world!

Choose your Tanzania safari to Sopa, including game drives in the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater floor, the world’s best self-contained safari destination. Voyage2Africa designs customised tours to Tanzania and combines these with Kenya safaris and Botswana adventure excursions too!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

From $330



  • Guided walks around the crater
  • Game drives 
  • Day tours


  • Accommodation
  • Full board (all meals).

that include this property


  • Dining room, lounge, bars
  • Weddings
  • Conferences
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet access


  • The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment – perched on the highest point of the crater rim, it gazes an amazing one mile down to the immense caldera stretching some 100 square miles and brimming with the diverse life, the volcano thankfully resting for now. 
  • Game drives are scintillating and thrilling, as the vehicle zigzags down into the forested Ngorongoro conservation area to find the animals everywhere and then picnic in the shade.
  • Tick off the Big 5 and request a walking safari to see even more than the plain eye misses from a vehicle, including birds, insects, reptiles and plants. 
  • Sumptuous European cuisine and exotic dishes, set in nearly 3 hectares of beautifully maintained gardens.

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