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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cosiness.


Eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. 189 Km from Arusha.


4 hr drive from Arusha. 30 minute flight from Arusha Airport to Manyara airstrip. 1.5 hr transfer from the airstrip to the Lodge.


97 rooms. Includes 5 inter-connecting rooms & 1 wheelchair accessible room.


Bar, lounge, restaurant, TV in the conference room, out-door dining, swimming pool, gift shop. WiFi in public areas.