The Ngorongoro Crater is simply one of the most incredible places in Africa, unfortunately this has been long known and as a consequence it is somewhat busier than most of the places that we deal with. This fact doesn’t change the fact that the views in the crater are breathtaking and that the wildlife is both prolific and varied, what it does mean is that we most often suggest a short stay giving you a chance to see this and then travelling on to the Serengeti or elsewhere that offers a more remote and authentic safari experience.
There are two main areas to stay when visiting the Nogorongoro Crater, the crater rim and the Karatu highlands. The main crater rim being home mainly to larger package resorts, the views are spectacular but the properties leave a lot to be desired with the exception of Crater Lodge which is fantastic but carries a price tag to match. There are some smaller tented options on the rim which are basic and dont have the same views but are a good option to get into the crater early in the morning. The Karatu area is home to some really nice properties that are all in more of a plantation style, ranging from simply and homely to luxuriously colonial. Let us use our knowledge of this area to recommend the perfect property for your itinerary.