Rift Safari
Travelling along the Rift Valley: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

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  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 1/19 Arrival
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 2/19 Kitsch detail
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 3/19 Hall
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 4/19 Hall
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 5/19 Bar
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 6/19 Restaurant
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 7/19 Restaurant
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 8/19 Restaurant
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 9/19 Terrace
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 10/19 Terrace
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 11/19 Terrace
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 12/19 Rooms corridor
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 13/19 Double bedroom
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 14/19 Double bedroom
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 15/19 View from the room
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 16/19 Bedroom details
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 17/19 En-suite bathroom
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 18/19 Bathroom
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 19/19 View of the rooms wing from the crater side

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge belongs to the chain of large facilities named Wildlife Lodges Tanzania built by the government in the 70s and privatized in 2004.

Its prime location and the absolutely stunning view over the crater, unequalled by any other facility on the crater rim, is no doubt its ace in the hole.

The architectural style, reminiscent of a ski station, is poorly contextualized but the huge windows of the hall overlooking the crater will let you soon forget the initial impact.

The lodge consists of about 80 rooms each with double or twin beds and wide windows overlooking the crater. Space is rationalized and does not allow inclusion of a third bed except when the third guest is a child under 13. There are no triple rooms for adults but, if available, it is possible to book interconnecting rooms.

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge provides an average level of service, which is a shame considering the great advantage of position it holds. Especially at high season, you should be ready to compromise with some malfunctioning like hot water taking quite a lot of time before reaching your room or the double shift at the restaurant which dining room is not so large to host at one time guests of all rooms but also the staff who, unable to keep up with the pace, tends to go into a tailspin forgetting your request ... however the price is still the lowest you can get for a room with a scenic view over the crater.

Electricity is provided by a generator until 23.00.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, Seronera Wildlife Lodge and Lobo Wildlife Lodge also belong to the same chain.

INDICATIVE RATES 2013 per night per person in double

from 01/01 to 28/02 and
from 01/07 to 31/10 and
from 21/12 to 31/12

$ 246

from 01/03 to 31/03 and
from 01/11 to 20/12

$ 198

from 01/04 to 31/05

$ 108
Third bed adults not allowed
Child 0 - 2 years sharing with 2 adults free of charge
Children 3 - 12 sharing with 1 adult 100% of adults rate
Children 3 - 12 sharing with 2 adults 50% of adults rate
Children 3 - 12 in own room 75% of adults rate

Festive season supplements from 24/12 to 07/01 inclusive: $ 40 per night person
Easter [Saturday, Sunday, Monday]: $ 35 per night per person

Rates include: Breakfast, lunch at lodge or lunch box, dinner

Above rates do not include other costs associated to the trip such as for instance park entry fees, ground or air transfers, game drives and any discounts that may apply in relation to the number of properties booked, the duration of the safari or the travel period which will be automatically applied to quotations submitted. Laundry service.