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#17 of 38 Specialty lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Certificate of Excellence
Rhino Lodge is ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. The Lodge was originally the home of Ngorongoro’s first conservator, and its developers have maintained the house’s original rustic, low-impact style and natural setting. Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. Game drives into the crater, and, for the more adventurous, walking safaris in the forest reserve and visits to nearby Maasai villages, can all be arranged from the lodge. And, on return after a long day, 24 comfortable en suite rooms with forest views, a cozy living space, friendly local staff and generous African-inspired meals offer guests a warm welcome home.
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Free Internet
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Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania
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Lake Manyara Airport64 mi
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Very beautiful, comfortable and nice lodge at Ngorongoro crater. Amazing staff. Very good rooms in front of the Forest in the top of the crater. You can see waterbooks and african buffalos in front of your Room. fantastic Sundown view.
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Rhino lodge is pretty simple located at the Ngorongoro crater rim within the Ngorongoro conservation area its location is good for an early descent into crater. Was a nice experience to see animals come up very close to the balcony and other part of the lodge like buffalo,
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This lodge offers a basic service in a splendid environment. You have a view on the edge of the crater from the main terrace of the restaurant or from the terraces of a selection of rooms. By nightfall, you can see buffalos and other animals entering the plain, which gives the
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the place is cheap but watch out the bill if you drink anything! The lodge staff is really nice, the location is beautiful (in the middle of the forest outside the crater, so no crater view), the food is good and there’s a huge living/diving room where you can also get drinks
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We stayed for 1 night at Rhino Lodge during the month of April. It was a great lodge, with friendly & accommodating staff and delicious food. The experience of the buffalo's coming so close to the lodge during the evening/night time was also very special. I highly recommend
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Responded Apr 25, 2019
Thank you for such a wonderful review Deb. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Rhino. So glad to hear that you were able to experience how close the buffalo come to Rhino. It is amazing to be able to see them from so close. We hope to see you again on your next trip through the crater. Kind Regards The Rhino Team
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