Perched on the edge of the ancient crater rim above the cool, swirling mists, the architectural masterpiece of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a magnificent return to the noble elegance of travelling colonials. Each sumptuous suite is discreetly tended by a personal butler, who will bring you tea in bed, stoke your fireplace and draw your bath, ready for your return from your safari.
All of this, however, remains subordinate to the magnificence of the verdant crater viewed from one of the three luxurious camps (North, South and Tree) which surely have one of the greatest views on earth.
Situated on the eastern edge of the Serengeti National Park,
190km from Arusha airport.
GMT= +4 hours
Game drives, with game and bird viewing, guided walks, excursions to Massai Clutural village, or the volcanic ash dune of 'Shifting sands'. Children over 12 are welcome.