We went to Ngorongoro towards the end of the Big Rains and we were advised that we would need to stay in permanent accommodation rather than use the roof top tent on the Land Rover we were driving across Tanzania.
Arriving at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge we were welcomed by the staff with the usual drink and hot towel and shown to our room down a long and rather dark corridor. First impressions? Tired!
The room had a simply stunning view which is why they can charge the prices they do, but in terms of the room itself it was definitely in need of serious renovation although in fairness it was clean. The bathroom was small and old fashioned.
Dinner in the restaurant was just OK, the food was acceptable, service about adequate but we could have done without the "Masai" musical group who were half hearted and repetitive.
In all honesty, it is difficult to be very positive about this experience. The main draw is the position of the Lodge which is stunning, but to pay for a view which is so similar to that available for free at the overlook car park seems perverse.
We could have camped on the Land Rover, saved ourselves a bunch of cash, and been just as happy.
Would not go back to the Lodge, would go back to the crater. That was an unbelievable experienceMore