This was our second trip to the Ngorongoro Crater. The first time we stayed at the Senera Lodge which was fabulous. This time we stayed at the Wildlife Lodge, and I must say it leaves a lot to be desired. The weather is always cold at the rim of the crater, and this hotel had no heat at all. Even the servers in the restaurant had to wear fleece jackets. The power goes off late at night for about 5-6 hours ... that's not necessarily a problem, but you need to be prepared for it. But our biggest complaint was about the food. It was terrible! The lamb was basically a bunch of bones with ventricles - little meat and very unappetizing. When guests finish eating and before the next group sits at the table, they merely turn over the tablecloth rather than providing a new one!! If you are going to the Crater, I would either stay at the Serena Lodge or the Sopa Lodge ... both are much nicer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Wildlife Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Ngorongoro Wildlife Conservation Area