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Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

About this Property

Situated only a few hundred metres from the crater’s rim, Rhino Lodge offers easy access to the main gate and road descending into the crater. 

Stretching out in two L-shaped rows from the main area are 24 semi-detached rooms set around a central courtyard. Outside each room is a long wooden deck overlooking a stretch of high montane forest. Bright Maasai blankets add a splash of colour to the whitewashed walls.

To freshen up after a long day in the crater, each room has a compact en-suite bathroom with a hot water shower.  

As it can get quite cold in the area as the lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres above sea level, each room has its own wood-burning stove, which staff will light for you on cold evenings. You will also be supplied with hot water bottles that can be filled to keep the cold at bay. 

Unpretentiously rustic, the lodge does not overlook the crater itself but enjoys glorious vistas of misty montane forest and distant Mount Oldeani. The well-kept grounds are regularly visited by local wildlife. Elephants, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra, hyena and Marabou storks sometimes wander across the lawns by day. 


There are 24 guest rooms, all with verandah overlooking a stretch of high montane forest. Each room has its own shower, toilet and hand basin.

To keep away the cold each room has a wood-burning stove, and hot water bottles can be filled if you want one.

In the bar/dining-room there are two large fires which are a natural focus where our guests like to meet and exchange stories of the day.

Hot, tasty food is available from the buffet. And after dinner our Maasai staff may entertain you with some traditional dancing.

Room Facilities

  • Shower
  • toilet and hand basin
  • wood-burning stove
  • hot water bottles

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Inside National Park

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