Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the region, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines.
Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater 600 metres below.
Hugging the contours of the jagged crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches.
At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. All rooms are decorated with cave paintings and are strung around the crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
All rooms are equipped with direct dial telephone and WiFi, laundry, valet and shoeshine services, mineral water and toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, 24-hour room service and personal in-room safes.