&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a luxury boutique safari lodge located on the western rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is unashamedly an opulent property designed for travellers seeking 5 star accommodation and service at the Ngorongoro Crater. There is nowhere else that can compete with it’s comfort levels and sophisticated service, either on the Crater Rim or beyond that in the nearby highlands. However, that doesn’t mean it is totally perfect and visitors should be aware that whilst it is very much top end for Tanzania, it is still a step away from international 5 star standards. The location on the crater rim, overlooking the Lerai Forest and Lake Magadi on the crater floor, is truly stunning, and the design of the lodge is quite quirky. It is not a ‘new build’ and the style is definitely not modern or contemporary. It is also an expensive property to visit, but if that is not your prime concern, it is the most glamorous place to stay at the Ngorongoro Crater!


&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is split into three sections, North (12 suites), South (12 suites) and Tree (6 suites), each of which has its own lounge, dining room, kitchen, bar and terrace. There is also a safari shop and wine store on the property. You have…


The Ngorongoro Highlands sit on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley as it curves south-westwards from the desolate Lake Natron past Lake Manyara to the remote Lake Eyasi. These highlands are the remnants of an ancient chain…


&Beyond Crater Lodge is suitable for families whoi are looking for a 5 star experience. It is obviously easiest if kids are old enough to have their own room, but if not they have one family suite (two interconnected suites) which can sleep…

Conservation & community

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Green Team work to reintroduce pockets of indigenous forest and other highland vegetation close to the lodge. Over 60,000 trees have been planted over the last 20 years. &Beyond provide…

Location Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Manyara with 2 hour road transfer (or by road with private guide)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury safari lodge
Focus Big game / Crater experience
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day) / Guided walks / Village visit / WILDChild programme
Vehicles Closed
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 30 suites split over 3 separate camps
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family suite / 4 triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Fireplaces / Fans on request
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Telephone
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming No
Wellness In room massage / Gym-in-a-basket
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX