Rhino Lodge


Rhino Lodge, situated only a few hundred meters from the crater’s rim, offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro Crater and its surroundings.

Rhino Lodge is also located in close proximity to the main entrance and road descending into the  Ngorongoro crater floor.

When staying over, you will be able to enjoy an early breakfast with us to ensure that you can make the most of your time at the Crater.


With 24 comfortable ensuite rooms, a cozy living space, friendly local staff, and delicious African-inspired meals, Rhino Lodge offers an affordable stay with panoramic views over the montane forest and distant Mount Oldeani.

Guests regularly encounter wildlife such as elephants, buffalo, and waterbuck at the lodge, which you can view from your room’s private deck.


In the bar/dining room, there are two large fires which are a natural focus where our guests like to meet and exchange stories of the day.

Here you can enjoy our delicious African-inspired meals with your group. After dinner, our Maasai staff may entertain you with some traditional dancing.

The restaurant’s deck looks across the grassland towards the forest, also making it a superb spot for morning coffee.

Rhino Lodge Photos

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