When in Tanzania, you cannot miss a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater!   Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world, this spectacular crater possesses a variety of game in some of the highest concentrations in Africa.  Here you can encounter the big five in a single day! A fantastical addition to the crater is the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.  Perched high on the rim of the crater, this opulent chateau overlooks the splendour of the game covered crater plains below.  The views constantly change as misty clouds sweep in and out to make way for flawless breathtaking vistas.

The lodge is a dramatic spectacle of contrast – even though it is situated in the middle of Africa and surrounded with African wildlife, it is designed and decorated in dramatic French baroque style.  Inside the lodge boasts lush brocades, gilded mirrors, elaborate chandeliers and exquisitely stylish wall panels.  You are transported from Versailles to Africa with one glance out of a window!  It is a fantastical adventure of the senses that reach far beyond the normal African lodge experience.  Here you can be exhilarated by day and wooed by night.

Accommodation comprise of three luxuriously furnished camps that contain a collection of 30 private stilted suites with banana leaf bedecked roofs.  Each camp has its own butler and a central area with an opulent dining room where fine cuisine is served.  Here is also a sitting room where guests can recline on brocade loungers in front of roaring fires to reflect on the events of the day.  All suites offer breathtakingly opulent interiors with fine silks and linens, and awe-inspiring views from private balconies over the crater.  Every detail has been selected to inspire and excite guests, and all suites come with enormous bathtubs underneath spectacular chandeliers that reinforce the romance, exclusivity and intimate ambience of the lodge.

Activities at the lodge are all geared towards the wildlife experience.  Wonderful game viewing opportunities can be experience during game drives or hikes.  Be prepared for a feast of the senses and get used to the taste of opulence in this fantastic place!

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Three separate and intimate camps totalling just 30 suites are reminiscent of a bygone era. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, while antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements. Ensuite bathrooms with a dramatic centrepiece of red roses feature spacious showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Personal butler discretely cater for each guest’s every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious bubble baths.

Family Suite

Families, or groups, will love the family suite at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Two suites are conveniently interlinked via a closed walkway, which allows access between the suites, while maintaining complete privacy. The bedrooms, sitting rooms and ensuite bathrooms of the suites boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. The family suite can accommodate two adults and two children.