Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters the most beautiful
wildlife haven left on earth. Some of Africa's last breeding black rhino are protected within its rim, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, flamingos crowd the soda lakes and giant-tusked elephants wander the forest. Towering euphorbias cling to the crater walls and on the floor, fever and fig tree forest give shade to an awe-inspiring array of creatures.
Perched on the edge of the ancient crater rim above the swirling mists, the architectural masterpiece of
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a magnificent return to the noble elegance of the travelling colonials. Inspired in design by the Maasai manyatta, three separate camps of six to twelve suites each remember a bygone era when characters such as Lord Delamere
adorned the handcrafted structures with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and magnificent four-poster beds hand-carved in Zanzibar. All this however, remains subordinate to the magnificence of the verdant crater and so each stilted suite opens out to
Africa's greatest vista.
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