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Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Jumia TravelUS$460*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reconsider your need to stay there. You are greeted (joke) with an officious Manager who promptly reads the riot act. No hot water after 10 no electricity after 11. ( lights out kiddies) internet $5 per hour in the cold lobby. The food is disgusting, the rooms small and cramped and musty. The staff are just strange and stare at...

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Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and myself at this hotel for one night. The location of the hotel is the first and last USP. It's on the rim of Ngorongoro Creater and the view from the dining hall view point as well as Room are just mind boggling. Believe me, you will feel out of the world. I can spend hours just seating...

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1Thank Indoafrican
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The hotel is located right on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater which is 600 m (2,000 ft.) above the floor of crater. Therefore you could have an overview of the well-known Nature Wonder, clearly see the Lake Magadi (a seasonal salt lake). The best timing for viewing the crater is around sunrise and before sunset. Due to its location on...

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2Thank Steve W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stayed in this hotel after our safari ride in Ngorongoro crater. Upon arrival, we were greeted with welcome drinks. The hotel view was superb. It is situated right at the edge of the crater so the view down the crater looks amazing. The hotel interior is clean and modern. The dinner buffet was good with lots of variety. Cozy...

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1Thank tangotan7
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The lodge is in a stunning location perched overlooking the incredible Ngorongoro crater. The rooms are old fashioned - not very big, and the bathrooms cramped. That said, the bed was comfortable and they were clean. Magnificent views from the room. Wifi is expensive. The main problem though was the FOOD. The buffet was sparse and cheap. I have had...

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Nagpur, India
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (Hotel) , Pretty hotel, with an spectacular view of the Crater and helpful Staff, its owned by and Indian and the best part is the Chef of the hotel was Indian so we got good Indian food. Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge (Hotel) is a good and comparatively economical option as compare to few other hotels Staff is Courteous...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were a group of 8 people who stayed here on New Year's Eve and the general thought leaving was that the reviews were pretty spot on. There's just something that doesn't work at this hotel which is a shame because it's got stunning views of the crater and I would recommend a stay but only for that reason. Some...

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Devdutt A, Group Operations Manager at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Catherina, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every feedback we receive. We are extremely sorry for the discomfort faced by you at our lodge and rest assured we have taken up your complaints very seriously. We...

Mount Hope, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Number of Passengers: 2 As you drive up to the lodge you're not sure what to expect. As you enter the lobby straightahead is a magnificent view of the crater. The check in process was seamless and your luggage was whisked away to your room. Although the rooms do not have a TV, there is an area adjacent to what...

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Devdutt A, Group Operations Manager at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Roy, Thank you for choosing Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to see you back soon. Warm Regards Devdutt Abhyankar

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I came here for a drink and a bite after visiting the gorge, and had a bit of a mixed experience. First off, let me just say that the balcony off of the dining room is so picturesque, it looks like something out of a storybook. The set up is a sort of rustic, refined train station look, and the...

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Devdutt A, Group Operations Manager at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Liam, Thank you for choosing Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed the ambience and view from our lodge. However we regret the inconvenience faced by you due to the delay in your food order. We make everything fresh as we do not believe in serving stale food. We are sorry that you did not have time...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous, stunning and breathtaking views from whereever you are in the facility. From your room to the veranda to the restaurant. The outside of the building is slightly out of phase with many lodges as it looks quite boxy and hulky in spite of its corves shape. The common areas are airy and stately looking, a bit dark and but...

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Devdutt A, Group Operations Manager at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every feedback we receive. We are extremely sorry for the discomfort faced by you at our lodge and rest assured we have taken up your complaints very seriously. We...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: $373 - $1,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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“1st Floor rooms will be for better view.”
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Indoafrican, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have the view of crater as learnt from hotel management.”
  • View in Early Morning (Lake Magadi Is outside the Picture on the Left-Hand Side)
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stvwang, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with views are magnificent”
dtrevinosbs, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“not sure of the hotel room layout, but many (or most?) have views.”
3waytieforlast, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“view facing the crater!”
AussieSophia, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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