Situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Nepture Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge is a short drive away from the famous crater – a world wonder for game viewing - as well as rewarding Lake Manyara. Relax and enjoy the tranquil ambience of the lodge, which is set in a dramatic landscape known for its coffee plantations and volcanic peaks.

Enjoy private cottage accommodation and socialise at the pool after all-day game-viewing activities in the crater, which is home to nearly 25 000 animals. Lake Manyara National Park - which is also within easy driving distance - is another fascinating wildlife reserve to visit: keep a look out for elephants, hippos and tree-climbing lions. And if you want a cultural insights, undertake an excursion to the archeaological treasure trove of Olduvai Gorge or to a local Maasai village.


  • Situated near the Ngorogoro Conservation Area
  • An easy drive to the Crater & Lake Manyara
  • Private cottage accommodation
  • Mvua African Rain Spa

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Grab a book from the lodge’s library and sit by the fire in the lounge after dinner after an exciting day in the conservation area.

Revitalise your senses at the Mvua African Rain Spa. Rain in Africa gives life and this spa is no different: it utilises water along with natural ingredients to give you a refreshing and revitalising experience.

Relax on the viewing deck or take a dip in the swimming pool - both offer tranquil views of the Tanzanian landscape.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available
    Babysitting service available
    Laundry service


The formal Acacia Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast or an a la carte menu of light and tasty Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner. Most of the meals are made with locally grown ingredients from either the lodge’s vegetable garden or the nearby community.

On request, dinner maybe served on the pool deck or out in the bush.

Luxury Suite

Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge consists of 20 individual cottages with separate en suite bedrooms and lounge areas. Relax in your king-sized canopy bed as a fire crackles in the open fireplace, or watch the fire from one of the armchairs or the couch in the lounge.

The spacious bathrooms feature large showers with double vanities. Outside, cottages have large decks with stunning views of the area which you can enjoy from the comfortable couches.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Private balcony
    Safe in room


  • Day tours
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Game drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $430 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $215 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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

  • Good • The service was really good • Very good food • Loved the room • Very well situated, with amazing views Alexandra: • I liked the fact that they had a menu for the lunch box

    Alexandra M. Olvera C., April 2015
  • The location of this lodge was great as it meant the journey into the crater was not too long. The lodge itself is stunning, with gorgeous views and huge rooms. We were very well looked after and it was nice to have a shower without wondering when the hot water was going to run out. The crater itself was amazing and we were lucky enough to spot 2 black Rhino which meant we could cross the Big 5 off the list! The crater should be mandatory for everyone visiting. At Lake Manyara we enjoyed our day in the park.

    Nicole Harris, October 2014
  • The Explorean Ngorongoro Lodge we stayed in was a really a special treat. After two tented camps, this was a great middle cool, clean stopover. We saw some great things and I am happy we visited these places. We definitely prefer the more remote places.

    Tori Bohn, July 2014
  • Great lodge and very considerate personnel.

    Amir Kabbej, June 2014
  • Amazing resort and accomodations. Excellent food and alcohol included was a nice plus. I loved Ngorogoro Crater. It was my personal favorite of the parks. Everything could be seen in one geographic location.

    Susan Trachman, June 2013
  • Exploreans: probably the best chef we have had on our trips! on site very attentive owner/manager. Great cottage with fireplace in the living room and bedroom, huge balcony. They even have a pillow menu. We had the most beautiful location/cottage, but it did require 72 stairs to get to it. there are 2 rows of upper cottages, the top one backs on the road, and those ones look over the 2nd row of cottages, the 2nd row (lower) cottages have a better view than the first row

    Katherine Ryan, March 2013
  • We enjoyed both our lodges, but the Exploreans Lodge really stood out. They had excellent accommodations and excellent food and service in a beautiful setting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the Crater area.

    Esther Bell, June 2012
  • Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge - Great lodge, very new. Excellent food. Would recommend for a stopover. I would also just add re Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, it was probably the one lodge we stayed where I got the feeling our waiter expected to be tipped on the spot. This was a little off-putting, since being off season everywhere we went was very overstaffed. Giving every lodge employee who helped us with anything an individual tip would have been very expensive! Exploreans was much nicer than Sopa.

    Sarah Wu, June 2012

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Liesel van Zyl

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"My best choice for forest views, and spacious living in the area and only a stone's throw from the Crater Gate."



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