Surrounded by mountains and rolling hills, the beautiful thatched Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is situated in north eastern Tanzania, an exquisite part of East Africa set right on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, which is located in the Ngorongoro Conservancy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The perfect position of Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers guests spectacular views over the 260km2 now extinct volcano crater – think gorgeous expansive savannahs, sightings of incredible wildlife including lions, zebras, gazelles and the precious endangered black rhino as well as the most spectacular sunsets over the plains and forests.
Accommodation at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge blends seamlessly into the exquisite surrounds. All of the 91 African-style rooms offer two queen-size beds, an en-suite bathroom and large windows in the living area for some of the most amazing views over the Ngorongoro Crater. During the colder months, underfloor heating and the hot water bottles placed in the beds during the turndown service make a big difference. The main area of the lodge is warm and welcoming, decorated in a style that speaks of the rich Tanzanian culture and surrounds.
Each morning, guests are woken with steaming hot local coffee and tea to get the day started with an exciting game drive. Upon return, guests are treated to a delicious breakfast buffet in the Lemala Hill Restaurant. With enormous glass windows spanning the entire restaurant, the one-of-a-kind views over the crater make for the perfect accompaniment while tucking into a hearty meal. The Crater View Bar – an inviting area with a fireplace – also offers guests unparalleled views over the famous crater. With red wines, local beers and refined malt whiskeys on offer, many enjoyable evenings can be spent here.
Other activities at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge include bird watching, day tours, full-day safaris, morning and evening game drives and guided walks down into the crater. The lodge also includes a huge glittering swimming pool surrounded by rolling green lawns, perfect for guests to relax and cool off in the hotter months. For those wanting to take home a piece of memorabilia, the lodge’s beautiful gift shop offers something for everyone.
- Bird Watching
- Cultural Tours
- Game Drives