Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
The lodge is located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometer above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.
Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings.
But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors, it also flows through the split-level interiors of the main building, which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambiance of both warmth and coziness.
Brightly colored flowers of many species of shrubs border the paved pathways which lead away from both sides of the swimming pool to our guest rooms which are built to the same design. When you step through your door, you will probably hold your breath while you stare over the two queen size beds, and through the window walling of the lower level, enclosed solarium at the view of the crater beyond.
And the luxury doesn’t stop there. Because of its altitude, the lodge can be chilly at night, so each room has central heating hot water bottles are placed in every bed during our evening turndown service; and our luxuriously appointed bathrooms have extremely spacious showers under which you can reminisce about the wonders of this awesome, almost magically mystical place called Ngorongoro.
All rooms are equipped with amenities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay with us. Among these are our wake-up calls and complimentary coffee and tea, all of which will help to kick start an early morning game drive.
Adjoining Rooms, Hairdryer, Telephone at Reception, Baby Sitting, Laundry, Traditional Dances, Bird Watching, Outdoor Dining, Turndown Service, Board games, Special Diets, Children’s Menu, Sundowners, Wheelchair Accessible Rooms, Conferences, Swimming Pool, WiFi in Public Areas.
Lobby & Lounge
The grand and colorful lobby will welcome you in true Tanzanian hospitality and keep you intrigued with its collection of unique sculptures, and original furnishings, and décor pieces. Indeed, the lounge is a true masterpiece of African heritage and a tranquil place to unwind after a game drive, over a cup of the highest quality coffee or tea sourced from the Tanzanian highlands.
Lemala Hill Restaurant
The Lemala Hill restaurant offers an exquisite culinary experience with a fusion of continental and local cuisine to cater to all palates. The restaurant is thoughtfully fitted with ceiling-to-floor glass walls that offer guests panoramic views of the crater as they enjoy an expansive buffet breakfast selection, lunch or dinner. Lunch and dinner are served À la carte on select days of the week.
Crater View Bar
Get immersed in the décor, which is heavily influenced by rich earthy browns, African artifacts, and depictions of Maasai warriors that have been deftly carved onto the towering pillars. The bar’s bold yet welcoming character conveys an infusion of the lodge’s pervasive afro theme and its natural surroundings. Whether you’re inclined towards refined single malt whiskeys, aged red wine, or you simply crave the award-winning local beers, the Crater View Bar’s timelessly elegant fireplace offers the ideal place to cozy up during chilly evenings.