Lemala Ngorongoro is one of the best options on the crater in our opinion. It is on the rim and inside the park which allows the best access of any property, with a nice drive getting you straight onto the crater floor before anyone else. While it does not have the views into the crater on offer at some of the larger hotel style properties, this is much more our style and the best alternative to the great plantation style properties slightly further away in the highlands and around Karatu.
This fits in nicely with an itinerary including tented camps in the Serengeti, whether they are other Lemala camps or some of the other great camps around.
One of the only real alternatives on the crater rim itself to Crater Lodge, which is a property owned by a very high end operator and in our opinion the views and the level of luxury here are not worth the costs, but to go through all the options in the greater area then the best thing to do is to get in touch.