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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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The Crater

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Situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the volcanic highlands of Tanzania, covering an area of some 240 square kilometers. The lodge is located 170 km from Arusha, approximately 4 hours drive and 40 minutes by air, with another 45 minutes transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.

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Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest. Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

The lobby is very spacious, has a high ceiling and a glass dome. Tea and Coffee are freely available to our guests in the coffee bar area. The lower lobby has large glass doors, which open onto the verandah, with a view of the pool. Here you can enjoy cocktails, while watching the most spectacular view of the sunset anywhere on the Crater rim.

The restaurant area serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea can be taken in the coffee bar or outside. High teas can be arranged for children and we are happy to cater for special diets if advised in advance.

This cosy area has 4 real fires and comfortable seating, where you can relax and enjoy your drinks at any time of day. The bar area has roof to ceiling windows to enjoy the view.

Incentives for Staying at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge:
Bush breakfast
Bush breakfast with champagne
Bush lunch/ BBQ
Conference Facilities
Gala dinner
Sundowner + bar snacks
Sundowner + canapés
Sundowner + canapés + 45 minutes open bar
Massai dancers