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Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location right on the edge of the crater (although on the outside edge, so you don't get views in). The location really helped to maximize our full day game drive in the crater; we were able to leave just before they closed the gate at the end of the day. I understand this is one of, if not the,... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We awoke to Cape buffalo outside our deck! Rhino lodge is a modest alternative to the other lodges in the area. The food was fantastic and the local wine was a wonderful surprise. The kind staff was there to meet our every need.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wounferful place! Verandah offers an amazing view.. Clean and comfortable rooms, after camping in serengety a hot, no limit shower is just what you need. We were greeted kindly by Alessandro and Veruska, helpful and pleasant couple, the food was delicious, various and abundant.. Cozy atmosphere in the dinning place in general, optimal position to do safary in Ngorongoro early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must be an ex colonial building available to hire with views of roaming animals. Security very good and guards on duty all night. My wife was extyramly ill while there, not because of Rhinno Lodge, but the staff were extremly helpful in locating a Doctor who came within 5 mins. We had a Safari and together with the driver organised... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing. Elephant, buffalo, waterbucks and storks were seen almost everyday wandering the grounds. Food was great and the water bottles to tuck into our beds at night were amazing. Convenient to be down in the crater first thing in the AM.

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Yei, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely night at this lodge. It was a great place to relax after a long day of game driving. The food was lovely, the staff were helpful and professional. There were water buck grazing around the lodge and a buffalo strolled past whilst we were sitting on the verandah at night. The staff made us a fire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night with another couple after tenting in the Serengeti. We were greeted warmly buy the staff and couple who manage the lodge. Our rooms were clean and cozy and the shower was hot with fantastic water pressure. We had a memorable and delicious meal with our guide and driver in the beautiful... More 

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Regina, SK, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We enjoyed one night at the Rhino Lodge in the middle of a 6 day safari. Our room was lovely and comfortable, with a deck to a beautiful area that had wildlife grazing. Food was great - a large buffet. Only downside was the crappy internet (got better service deep in the bush!) and the noise from other guests.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a small lodge with normal sized rooms. It's off the rim so we did not expect much, but during the night the lodge was visited by a small herd of cap buffalo and hyenas. Which added a bit of excitement to our stay.

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Accra, Ghana
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The rooms are a bit small, and are unheated until staff comes around to light the small stoves - it wasn't enough to get a great night's sleep. But the common area, food, and staff were enough to make small inconveniences worth bearing. Having a herd of buffalo graze past the dining hall after dinner was icing on the cake.

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