Accommodation in Ngorongoro Conversation Area

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Honeymooners, adventure lovers, families and independant travelers all find a reason to fall in love with the Ngorongoro Conversation Area. Staying close to the crater and enjoying every modern amenity you can think of is probably the best way to enjoy the bush experience without moving away from man-made comforts. The following Ngorongoro Crater accommodation options are sure to offer something that feels just perfect. 

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Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Located at a height of 3000 feet above sea level in one of the remotest parts of the crater’s rim, Entamanu boasts of phenomenal views of the caldera. This Ngorongoro lodge is where you get the best views of the surrounding landscape, stretching from the majestic plains to faraway lakes and rolling hills. Plush fabrics and wool rugs create a warm, inviting ambiance and log fireplaces let you relive the romance of yesteryears, away from your smartphones and electronic devices.

Plantation Lodge

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Offering 28 cozy rooms and suites, the Plantation Lodge is located at a short distance from Karatu, a bustling town between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park. Set amidst seven acres of manicured lawns, this Ngorongoro lodge is ideal for those having access to their own guides and vehicles.

Rhino Lodge

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Located close to the rim, Rhino Lodge is a rustic property that is ideal for those wanting an affordable alternative to some of the more exclusive properties located on the rim. Each of its 24 bedrooms is furnished with traditional Maasai décor, verandahs with endless views and the ensuite bathrooms have running hot and cold water. The lodge also organizes walking safaris at the crater rim.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located on the eastern rim of the crater, making this the perfect spot for watching enigmatic sunsets. This 98-room property is humongous and while some of the rooms lack views, the ones on the top floor are as beautiful as they get. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a garden, and each room offers plush linen, a seating area and free WiFi.

The Highlands Ngorongoro

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The Highlands boasts of one of the most enviable settings on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano. Each tent boasts of floor to ceiling glass windows, stylish fireplaces and flush toilets. Open air breakfasts let you enjoy exhilarating sunrise, while the fire pit and bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set beyond the horizon. Book early for this exclusive Ngorongoro Crater accommodation has just 8 world class tents to offer. 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Considered to be one of the top hotels of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Lodge enjoys an exclusive location on the crater rim. This flagship property is ideal for those wanting to combine the best of luxury to the best of nature. The lodge has been divided into 3 camps and each camp is located at a fair distance from each other to ensure complete privacy and endless experiences. The main compound also offers cozy fireplaces, humongous windows and magnificent chandeliers. Other experiences to watch out for include free-standing baths and private bandas that open out onto the endless plains.

Gibb’s Farm – $$$$$

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Overlooking a beautiful coffee plantation, Gibb’s Farm is a peaceful retreat located between the crater and Lake Manyara. Built back in the year 1929 by German settlers, Gibb’s Farm is one of the oldest properties of Tanzania. It managed to retain its historic charm and many of its original features, and it boasts of offering exclusive accommodation, peace and tranquility and mouth-watering dishes to its visitors.

Published by Rasmus Juul Olsen, updated on September 7, 2022

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