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#18 of 39 Specialty lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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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 breakfast
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Florian wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
A very friendly and cozy place to stay. Every room has its own fireplace which the staff fires up for you to stay warm during the colder nights. From your porch you can see strolling peaceful waterbacks and there are a lot of blankets to keep you warm. Dinner was nice and there is a lot of info about the Masai all over the lodge for you to read. They also sell stuff from Masai villages in their shop.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Willem Du Toit, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear floriansilvester Thank you for your review of your stay at Rhino Lodge. Very happy to hear that you had a memorable stay with us. Indeed the nights can get cold, and the fireplaces sure come in handy on these nights. Also always a bonus to experience the wildlife grazing peacefully around the outskirts of the lodge, from your room's balcony, and at times you even get buffalo coming to scratch their bodies against the balconies :) Yes, we support the local Maasai ladies from the surrounding villages by providing some space at the reception area, for them to display and sell their craft. All sales are for their pockets so that they can provide food etc to their families :) looking forward to your next visit to the lodge Karibu Sana
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Staggs Crossing wrote a review Oct 2021
Corona, California64 contributions27 helpful votes
We loved our visit to Rhino Lodge! The food was absolutely amazing both breakfast and dinner. The room was nice and quite with a comfortable bed and nice shower! Heard of wild buck out of your back door is pretty cool too! Great place to stay after safari.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Tania Steyn, Marketing at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Responded Oct 11, 2021
Thanks so much for the lovely review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again one day!
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Perry wrote a review Oct 2021
28 contributions9 helpful votes
Great location near the entrance of the crater. The staff seems to be Masai and there are Masai-made items for sale. The food was excellent and plentiful and the service was top notch. They will make a fire for you in your room if you choose (we didn't because we were in bed right after dinner). We liked having the driver/guide eat with us unlike at most of the other hotels (though not sure whether the driver/guides would prefer to have a break from their clients). The rooms back up to a big open area where we saw some fauna. And of course it's always cool to have the danger of wildlife encounters if you wander too far. We had a boxed lunch for the next day, which was good.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Tania Steyn, Marketing at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Responded Oct 11, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback. Yes indeed, the majority of our staff are local and have lived in the area for most their lives. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you back one day again.
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Tracy S wrote a review Sep 2021
Maryville, Tennessee16 contributions3 helpful votes
This place was magical! The rooms are clean and cozy especially with the little fireplace and warm blankets. The dining area is lovely and the food and service was tremendous! We felt very welcomed in every way!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Willem Du Toit, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Responded Sep 24, 2021
Dear tjsouthard Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Rhino Lodge. It is heartfelt to read your review, and that you had a very pleasant and memorable stay with us! Indeed the little potbelly stoves make for a super cozy room. I am glad you took us up on the offer to start it up for you :) We sure look forward to welcoming you back here! You are most welcome. Karibu Sana!
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Milkasia Joseph wrote a review Sep 2021
Moshi, Tanzania13 contributions
Am a tour operate from Tanzania Best Safaris. I went for a safari with my guests in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. My guests so happy with Rhino lodge. and I also found it very nice because we were given good service on time compared to other places
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Willem Du Toit, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Responded Sep 24, 2021
Dear Tanzania Best Safaris Thank you for writing a review on your stay at Rhino Lodge. Very grateful to hear that both you and your guests had a pleasant stay with us and that we could meet and exceed your expectations. Ashante Sana! Looking forward to welcoming you and your guests back to Rhino Lodge Karibu Sana!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.