A update on the lodge and activities - the lodge is great as ever and the staff really looking after us. Food has been really tasty and actually better than I remember from my last few times with some lighter meals, great. Game driving in the crater today awesome, but NOTE the ascent road that comes out near crater lodge is closed so cars have to drive road from the Sopa / Lemala side which means a long 1 hour + drive around the rim, dusty and rough in places. So, if you are doing a dawn games drive this could mean a late arrival back, make sure you have some snacks as you never know what you'll see. A good general plan, depending on your surrounding itinerary and what YOU want, is a dawn game drive with picnic breakfast - lovely to have this at Ngoitokitok springs before 9am (the kites seem to be more active after this time and snatch food) and then head back for a late lunch and then sink into the bath OR If you have the desire or energy you can head out to visit the maasai in the western side with your guide - appreciate there are some different views on this but if you are respectful and want to see first hand the Maasai living here it can be very rewarding. Fr those spending more time here you can walk in some spots too with an armed ranger and for the very active an ascent of Mt Lemagrut or Makarot is possible - picnic lunch a must..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centrepiece of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from all around. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Crater Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Hotel Ngorongoro Crater