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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

This property is still one of the most luxurious in East Africa with eclectic décor in the lodge and rooms, along with pristine service and style. Your butler will draw a rose petal bath for you after you spend the day on safari in the crater. Pure indulgence!

For some, this is overboard luxury and feels out of place in Africa. For others there is nothing better!

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world. Between the natural riches of the Crater spread out at its feet and the incredible architecture, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy.

Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephant wander the forests, male lion stalk the grasslands and flamingo crowd the soda lakes.

Divided into three camps, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s 30 suites, with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs, provide an intimate and exclusive experience. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. With ever-changing views as mists swirl over the huge wildlife cauldron below, the location is truly breathtaking. Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at this lodge. Everything is chosen to delight the imagination and enhance the spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings.

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