We stayed at Rhino Lodge as it is comfortable and not too far from the entrance road to the crater.
The bar and dining staff were very friendly and concerned that we might be cold. There were hot water bottles provided in our room and we could have had the wood burning stove lit. There was an enormous fire blazing in the dining/sitting room. We'd just arrived from England and found it quite warm enough!
The lodge itself was not as opulent as others in the area but perfectly comfortable.
There was plenty of tasty food and the staff encouraged us to help ourselves to as much as we wanted.
- 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