Tanzania Hotels

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Pros

  • Spectacular views of the crater from the lodge and your room

Cons

  • Large lodge can feel a bit impersonal
  • It's quite a drive from the crater floor
  • Elecricity is not on all day
  • Packed safari lunches are lackluster
  • Wi-fi is not free

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

The first lodge to be built in the Ngorongoro Crater, it still retains a rather 1970s government feel with its natural stone and wood buildings and sparsely furnished motel-like rooms. En-suite bathrooms may have old-fashioned fittings but all the rooms have huge floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the fever-tree forest and crater floor that more than compensate for the Spartan interiors. The public areas also retain the 1970s ambience, but you're not going to be sitting around for long, so who needs luxury? The food is unmemorable but palatable, and the staff can organize your game-viewing excursions to the crater floor (not included in quoted price). If you're into archaeology and the evolution of humankind, then a day visit to the Olduvai Gorge is a must, plus to nearby Laetoli, where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 million years old.

Hotel Information

Address:

Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania

Phone:

027-254–4595; 027-254–4807

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 80 rooms
  • Rate includes: All meals

Published 03/07/2016

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