Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Big Five sightings like nowhere else

A definitely bucket-list destination on Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit, the Ngorongoro Crater offers possibly the best Big 5 safari experience in the unique setting of an ancient volcanic caldera. Home to some 30 000 animals, and some uniquely diverse habitats there is so much to see and do. Game is prevalent, predators are abundant and it’s not unusual to see the Big 5 in a single day. It is essentially the best place to see a lot of incredible wildlife in a very short space of time! You will not be disappointed.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tanzania

Exquisite natural beauty

The Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding highlands together form one of Africa’s most beautiful regions. Volcanic craters form stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa. The most famous such crater is without question Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa, including all the big five and plenty of predators. Ngorongoro is justifiably one of the continent’s most famous safari destinations.

Ngornongoro Crater Lodge

Luxury on the edge of the world

Some of Tanzania’s most gorgeous luxury accommodation sits perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, offering some of the best views in Africa, if not the world. Staying at these prime-location lodges will put you first in the queue to drive down to the crater floor in the morning to explore the wonders within!

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Tanzania Safari

Getting There

The gateway to Northern Tanzania is Arusha. From there you can hop around the parks of the northern circuit and to the crater with chartered flights, or you can drive and do it all by safari vehicle.

Our Safaris Featuring Ngorongoro Crater

Treasures of Tanzania

This tour is a journey through all of Tanzania’s most luxurious treasures. From the heart of Tanzanian coffee and culture in Arusha, to the slow safari wonders of Chem Chem to the endless plains of the Serengeti and finally up to the Northern Serengeti where all the action happens. This tour offers the ultimate in… READ MORE

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The Highlands

Suspended up above the Ngorongoro Crater and the Olmoti Volcano, on the edge of a mountain forest is Asilia’s newest flagship lodge. The Highlands is the highest altitude property within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It’s exclusive and remote, a true wilderness experience and a high-style contemporary escape. Elevated on the slopes of your very own…
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Chem Chem

Set in the midst of the ‘migration corridor’ on the edge of Tarangire and on the bird-rich shores of Lake Manyara is this safari retreat with a difference. Chem Chem meaning “spring” in Swahili is just that. Designed to fill your soul and heart with the peace, beauty and stillness of the African bushveld it…
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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Perched on the lofty rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in amongst giant fig trees, this award-winning lodge is like something out of a fairy-tale. Boasting breathtaking 360-degree views of one world’s most celebrated wildlife havens, it will leave you breathless for days. Fit for royalty, the ornate architecture, dramatic interiors and the most opulent finishes, transport you into a world like none you’ve ever been to or even dreamt of before.