Ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim, Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. With 24 comfortable ensuite rooms, a cozy living space, friendly local staff and generous African-inspired meals, Rhino Lodge welcomes guests to Africa’s most remarkable game park. Rhino Lodge was originally a home of Ngorongoro first conservator, and its developers have maintained the house’s original rustic, low-impact style and natural setting.
The location of the lodge allows the passage of many animals inside including buffalo, elephants, birds and other small mammals, the encounters are not uncommon!
Accommodation and Meals
Rhino Lodge at Ngorongoro boasts of 24 guest’s rooms with a private veranda overlooking a stretch of high montane forest. All the rooms have a shower, toilet and a hand basin. Each room has a terrace overlooking a flourishing forest.
To keep away the cold each room has a wood-burning stove, and hot water bottles can be filled if you want one.
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.
Hot, tasty food is available from the buffet. And after dinner our Maasai staff may entertain you with some traditional dancing.
Game drives into the crater are available and for the more adventurous, walking safaris in the forest reserve and visits to nearby Maasai villages, can all be arranged from the lodge.