We knew that Rhino Lodge was going to be basic and no frills, it's a good budget option for anyone traveling to see the Ngorongoro Crater and/or en route to safari. We felt that the service was very friendly during our stay, helpful yet not in your face. The views from our deck were amazing and being on the rim of the Crater itself is like being in another world! What a privilege!
At night it gets cold but they provide you with warmers to take to your bed which keeps you cozy through the night (it was a relief). The food was good- simple yet fresh and dining room style. Liked having tea/coffee available all of the time (coffee snobs, be warned it's instant coffee).
It's a fairly understated place, but you get good service, a clean room with lovely views all at a very affordable price. You really don't need more than that when you have one of Earth's most amazing wonders just outside! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Rhino Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area