&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.


&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world and, between the natural riches of the Crater spread out at its feet and the amazing architecture, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy. With ever-changing views as mists swirl and clouds scurry over the huge wildlife cauldron below, the location is truly breathtaking.

Divided into three camps, 30 stilted suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive Crater experience. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. Brocade sofas and Persian rugs invite you to re-live the day’s experiences around a roaring fire. The domed dining room, where sparkling silver and crystal vie for attention with the huge windows and awe-inspiring views.

Everything is chosen to delight the imagination and enhance the spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings. An eclectic blend of elegant teak paneling, Victorian furnishings and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmosphere that is as elegant and unique as the Crater itself.


  • -Full day Empakai Crater Hike
  • -Learn to hunt with the Hadzabe Bushmen
  • -Dine in ancient Volcano
  • -Tour of Oldvai Gorge and shift Sands
  • -Safari Game drive


Anytime is the best time to visit the Ngorongoro depending on what you are aiming at.

Around January – February, there is a mass calving of wildebeest on the Ngorongoro grasslands outside the crater area, with thousands of newborn, offering amazing photo opportunities.

If you want less crowd, the Savannah rainpours , the greenish and low rates then between March to May  is the best time to visit the Savannah.

Between June-October  Ngorongoro welcomes large number of guests  because game is more visible in arid landscapes and keeps close to water.

From November to December crater rim is cooler, and also it is the best period to relax and unwind for the holidays.

The spirit of &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau – brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls – and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge. In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.

Why &Beyond Ngorongoro crater is the best spot for a romantic wedding in the Savannah

It is Situated on the rim of the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater with Spectacular Crater views from everywhere in the suites, including the bathroom to give you the beautiful photography background for your wedding, not forgetting the ornate architecture.

Whether you choose this spot for your wedding, honeymoon or just vacation you are guaranteed of rich wildlife experience on the Crater floor, Maasai and cattle living among the wildlife, fresh springs and large soda lake within the Crater and seasonal sightings of flamingo on the soda lake.

Ready to go? Plan your trip with us and explore the magical of the Savannah.