As one of the highlights on many East African itineraries, the Ngorongoro Crater is exceptionally popular. When deciding which Ngorongoro Crater accommodation to book, it pays to be aware not only of the availability of accommodation but also accessibility to the crater itself as well as your budget.
The lodges set on the rim of the crater are exclusive and luxurious. Their views are perhaps among the most spectacular in the world, the service world-class and they make for a perfect Ngorongoro honeymoon. You'll also be first in the queue to descend into the crater in the morning for your game drive.
However, although visitors who stay close to the crater in the nearby town of Karatu will travel for around an hour before reaching the caldera, the accommodation here is more affordable, smaller and more intimate. Moreover, many of the lodges and guest houses offer additional activities such as local walking tours and horse riding.
Browse our comprehensive list of Ngorongoro accommodation - there are lodges and manor houses, camps and hotels - to find something that best suits you or simply contact one of our Africa Safari Experts for advice on the ideal place to stay.
With its dramatic on-the-rim setting, this deluxe lodge offers extraordinary views of the Ngorongoro Crater plus classic Big 5 safaris.
At a Glance
Delivering some of Africa's easiest Big 5 game viewing and home to astonishing on-the-rim accommodation, the Ngorongoro Crater combines easily with the Serengeti for a comprehensive safari experience.