andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: The Experience

Located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Every breakfast at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge comes with a side of unforgettable views.

Settle into your private balcony and watch for wildlife wandering by.

Special dining experiences can be arranged in intimate nooks across the property.

Relax with a rejuvenating massage in the privacy of your suite.

Game drives led by expert rangers are the main event at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Experience the beat of African music, set to traditional marimba melodies, during a performance by a local drumming group on the lodge lawn.

Some people claim that the volcano that once towered here was higher than Mount Kilimanjaro before it erupted and collapsed three million years ago. Today Ngorongoro Crater sinks to an impressive depth of 2,000 feet and harbors a constant abundance of wildlife. Unsurprisingly, the experience at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is centered around the crater, and every aspect of the lodge is oriented towards making the most out of its incredible vantage on the rim. For guests who wish to explore beyond the crater, the lodge offers a host of excursions to nearby highlights.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Game Drives
  • Naturalist-led Walks
  • Empakaai Crater Hikes
  • Beading with Maasai Women
  • Bird-watching
  • Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands Tour
  • Maasai Village Visits
  • Hadzabe Bushmen Cultural Exchange
  • Drumming Performances

Food and Drink

With an elegant dining area for each of the lodge’s three camps, meals are intimate—and always served with an incredible view. Though buffets are offered at breakfast and lunch, many guests opt to take packed picnics into the crater. In the evenings, retreat to the domed dining room for a delectable dinner, often accompanied by a musical performance. The Tanzanian chefs cook up local specialties and pan-African cuisine—fragrant with saffron and cinnamon and featuring garnishes such as chili marmalade—as well as British classics.

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