- Type: Lodge
- Summary: An exceptional lodge offering attentive butler service
- Feature: The crater is home to over twenty-thousand wild animals
- Rooms: 30 suites over three camps
- Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
- Nearest airport: Arusha Airport
Location and transfer
25-minute flight from Arusha Airport to Lake Manyara Airstrip, followed by a two-hour road transfer to the lodge. NB: Visas are required for Tanzania.
The crater is home to up to thirty-thousand wild animals at any one time, making it the most densely packed concentration of wildlife in Africa. Embark on unforgettable daily safari drives into the crater, where vehicles are strictly limited to preserve this unique environment. Nearby, you can visit the ancient sands of Olduvai Gorge, often called the 'Cradle of Mankind', or enjoy bird-watching and guided walks with a naturalist within the camp. Expect to see lions, elephant, rhino, zebra, hippos, giraffe, warthogs and hyenas as you journey across the crater floor, while the soda lakes, natural springs and swamps attract many bird species - including flamingo.
Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge, with a dedicated family room featuring interleading suites. However, children aged five years old and under are not allowed on game-drives and children aged six to eleven years old are only allowed at the discretion of the Lodge Manager. Combining learning with plenty of fun, &Beyond hosts a dedicated WILDChild programme, where children are given a backpack and a scrapbook to record their observations as they embark on a series of enriching activities with their guide. Babysitting is available on request and at an additional cost.
After working up an appetite on your morning safari, enjoy a delicious lunch banquet on the crater floor. Crisp white linen table cloths and silver cutlery complement the mouth-watering dishes served by butlers.
Secluded, sophisticated and ultra-romantic, &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers a variety of experiences to create lasting memories for you and your partner. After a day on safari and a private picnic lunch deep in the crater, return to your sumptuous suite where your butler can ensure the bath tub is filled with bubbles and the cosy fireplace is lit.