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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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Located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera offering guests magnificent sunsets and a unique experience.

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 ambience of both warmth and cosiness.

There are 91 double rooms and 6 single rooms at the lodge that overlook the crater below. Each room has central heating and hot water bottles are placed in every bed during the evening turndown service. All rooms have wake up calls, complimentary coffee and tea and other amenities to enjoy during your stay.

  • Lemala Hill Restaurant
    • Continental and local cuisine 
    • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Lunch and dinner are served A la Carte on select days of the week
  • Crater View Bar
    • Wine, cocktails and local beer
Facilities & Services
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Bird watching
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Conferences
  • Gift shop
  • Hairdryers
  • Laundry
  • Lobby & Lounge
  • Outdoor dining
  • Reception
  • Special diets
  • Sundowners
  • Swimming pool
  • Telephone at reception
  • Traditional dances
  • Turndown service
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
  • WiFi in public areas
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