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Set on the eastern rim of the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers some of the most impressive views of this extinct volcano crater. Covering an area of 240 sq km, the crater floor is home to the densest population of animals in the world, including the endangered black rhino.

Explore the forests, lakes and savannas teeming with wildlife on all-day guided game drives. Venture on foot with guided walks in the crater highlands or visit the Cradle of Mankind where the Laetoli footprints were discovered. The lodge with the quickest access to the Crater floor and the best sunset view, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is ideal for those wanting to make most of this wildlife-rich world heritage site.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The World's Best Hotels 2011


  • Fantastic location on the rim of the Crater
  • Beautiful views
  • Comfortable rooms, good food & facilities
  • Catch a sunset over the Crater

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Housed under African-style thatch, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge has an elegantly designed main lounge, bar, coffee station and dining area, complemented by views of rolling hills and the mountains beyond.

Make the most of the sunshine in the lodge's large swimming pool surrounded by spacious lawns, where children are very welcome to play.

There is also a well stocked gift shop where you can find souvenirs of your safari.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Internet facilities
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking
    Swimming Pool


Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge incorporates African and international influences in their buffet spreads which are served in the round, thatched dining room with views over the Crater. In support of the local communities, ingredients are sourced from the rich surrounding farmland areas. Picnic breakfasts and picnic lunches are provided for those wanted to spend the day in the Crater.


Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers 91 spacious guest rooms with 2 queen-sized beds, an en suite bathrooms, and a glass fronted lounge area with spectacular views of the Ngorongoro Crater.


Other Room Types

There are 6 single bedrooms with one queen-sized bed and the same magnificent views through the large, glass sliding doors.


  • Birding
  • Day tours
  • Full-day safari
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $330 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014 $270 Full Board
  • 22 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $330 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Ngorongoro National Park. Actually, all four Parks were very different … different eco systems with very different ‘feels’. Ngornongoro, being a closed crater with distinct mico- eco systems was definitely unique. We saw an amazing number of lions in the Crater… at least 7 different groupings: both females with young males and mature male groupings. We also saw our only Black Rhinos (two) in the crater… a real treat. The Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge was very nice: the room, common area and restaurant. As the Lodge is on the east rim of the crater, the sunsets across the crater were absolutely breathtaking...Hassan told us the sunsets were a ‘must-see’…and he was correct!

    George Seltzer, January 2013
  • The lodge was really nice. The food and service was excellent and far exceeded our expectations.

    Andrew Brennan, July 2012
  • Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge and Ngorongora Sopa Lodge: Amazing... loved them all! Great service and staff!

    Jainey Henry, January 2012
  • Ngorongoro Sopa was as expected given that I knew that it was a large lodge. However, it was a much better organized place than the farm house. The food was good and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Even the shower seemed to operate outside of the alloted time! And, of course, the view into the crater (the weather had turned better by this stage) and the sunset was well worth it. The Crater itself, of course, was amazing with loads of good animals.

    Phil Lewis, July 2008
  • Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and the crater were great. Rooms were good, food good and location fabulous.

    Linda Gawronsky, March 2008

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Monique Roden

Monique Roden

Africa Safari Expert

"I was impressed by how this prime-position Crater safari property offers truly enchanting views of the entire extinct volcanic crater - just memorable!"



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The lodge was really nice. The food and service was excellent and far exceeded our expectations.

Andrew Brennan, July 2012 >View more reviews