&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.

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&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Perched on the edge of the Crater itself, this award-winning lodge is fit for a king and queen.

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau - brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls - and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge. In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.

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About the Lodge

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Why Visit

  • Situated on the rim of the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater
  • Spectacular Crater views from everywhere in the suites, including the bathroom
  • Ornate architecture
  • Rich wildlife experience on the Crater floor
  • Experience Maasai and cattle living among the wildlife
  • Fresh springs and large soda lake within the Crater
  • Seasonal sightings of flamingo on the soda lake

Climate

Summer (October-March)
Daytime temperatures above 30˚C / 86˚F

Winter (April-September)
Night-time temperature rarely drops below 19˚C / 66˚F

Summer is calving season, while autumn sees the wild flowers bloom. Winter is peak season, and perfect for game viewing.

Fast Facts

  • Best time to travelSummer is calving season, while autumn sees the wild flowers bloom. Winter is peak season, and perfect for game viewing.
  • Recommended for ChildrenYes, this lodge is ideal for families. See our Family Travel page.
  • Guest SafetyThe lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
  • Lodge AmenitiesThree intimate camps, fireplaces in each suite, private butler service, decadent dining rooms, Safari Shop celebrates local crafts
  • LanguagesSwahili and English
  • WildlifeCheetah, white & black rhino, nyala antelope, and more. Find out more about Wildlife.
  • CurrencyTanzanian Shillings
  • CapacityMaximum guests on the property is 60

Recommended Itineraries

Activities

Wildlife enthusiasts, honeymooners and romantics and bird lovers will delight in thisultimate luxury safari in Tanzania.

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Activities Include

  • Exploring Lake Manyara by Bicycle
  • Cultural Coffee Tour
  • Cultural Lunch at Shangaa Shangaa Village
  • Tanzanite Shopping Experience
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over Lake Manyara and Surrounds
  • Taste of Zanzibar
  • Sandbank picnic
  • Serengeti Balloon Safari
Learn More about Ngorongoro Crater lodge
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    The staff at &Beyond Nogorongoro Crater Lodge look forward to filling your days with delicious food and activities.

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    Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence.

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    True African hospitality lies at the core of &Beyond's lodges and camps throughout the continent.

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