The lodge is located at a very sceninc place with outstanding views and wild life visiting the area at nights. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the chef too was extremely helpful with some special veg dishes for us.
@venkat51, country English@venkat51 country English
Hotel(Safari lodge) with a show!
This was such a clean and modern lodge. Bar and restaurant that even had a show for us before dinner. And the view from both the bar and our room was amazing overlooking the crater. Food was awesome, both traditional for the area and also some American food.
Arriving at the hotel the first thing you notice are the absolutely incredible views over the Ngorongoro Crater. Like many people in the hotel, the lodge was a stop on our Safari through Tanzania and a very welcome break between tented camps.
Our room, like all the rooms in the hotel, offered spectacular views over the crater and a private terrace to take it all in. The sunrise over the crater wall was one of the most magical experiences and alone worth staying at the hotel for. The rooms are a little dated given the age of the hotel but are well looked after and kept very clean so did not cause any concern at all. The showers were hot and great water pressure which is very enjoyable if you are on safari where that is not always guaranteed.
The bar is a great place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink with live entertainment and a good selection of drinks and places to relax in more privacy if desired. The dinner is all buffet and although the quality is good would be nice to have more of a dining option and not have to deal with everyone heading to the buffet at the same time but that is more personal preference that anything else.
If you heading to the Crater, the hotel definitely makes it much easier to get to the crater floor and can get you ahead of the crowds that arrive once the gates open. If you have the option to leave early with your group it would definitely be recommended as it does get busy on the roads the later you leave.
If you are planning on spending a couple nights in Ngorongoro this is a great option to put on your list. The views alone are worth the visit.
Dylan D, Toronto, CanadaDylan D Toronto, Canada
Such a cool experience!
Along with the beautiful view of the crater we had elephants come right up to the building during lunch! It was like staying at a five star hotel right in the middle of nature! The food and staff were also great!
Kel2lemon, Raleigh, North CarolinaKel2lemon Raleigh, North Carolina