At first glance, I wasn't quite sure of this lodge. It grew on us and we were sad to leave after the second night. Two things were very special about this place: 1)The food was very good. 2)The animals were within arms distance of the lodge. Outside our back patio were 60 cape buffalo one early evening. It was spectacular to be sitting in a chair looking out at wildlife. SOOOO much fun. The downside is that the beds were big but pretty darn firm. The walls were very thin so we could hear our neighbors clearly. Basic and unique. Good to mix in with upgraded accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rhino Lodge is ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. The Lodge was originally the home of Ngorongoro’s first conservator, and its developers have maintained the house’s original rustic, low-impact style and natural setting. Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. Game drives into the crater, and, for the more adventurous, walking safaris in the forest reserve and visits to nearby Maasai villages, can all be arranged from the lodge. And, on return after a long day, 24 comfortable en suite rooms with forest views, a cozy living space, friendly local staff and generous African-inspired meals offer guests a warm welcome home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Rhino Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area