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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

“A safari that includes
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
is better when it's private”
Pool by night
Perching on the rim of the vast Ngorongoro Crater – a collapsed volcano which will wow your senses and defy your sense of perception – the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a haven of comfort and luxury overlooking one of the most densely-populated natural wildlife sanctuaries in the world.Upon arrival at this fantastic lodge, you will be welcomed with ... read more Book a Private Safari
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Location: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Perching on the rim of the vast Ngorongoro Crater – a collapsed volcano which will wow your senses and defy your sense of perception – the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a haven of comfort and luxury overlooking one of the most densely-populated natural wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

Upon arrival at this fantastic lodge, you will be welcomed with a hot towel and a glass of cold, refreshing fruit juice.  Even as you enter the reception area you will see the amazing crater view afforded from this lodge.  You will be shown to your room – spacious, with a separate dressing area and glass-fronted veranda from which to enjoy the breathtaking crater views.

Dining takes place in a rounded dining room, with a high roof and glass windows to view the crater.  Here, you can enjoy a range of sumptuous and filling dishes, including traditional African fare.  In the evenings, which can be quite cool, the bar offers a warming and cozy atmosphere, with open fires and comfortable seating.  The bar offers a selection of beers, wines, cocktails, liqueurs and speciality coffees.  Afternoon teas can be taken in the coffee bar, the lobby or outside.

There is a large swimming pool at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – the only pool on the rim of the crater.  Guests can relax on the deck and enjoy a cooling drink. 

Other miscellaneous services include internet access, parking, gift shop, laundry, baby-sitting and turn-down service.

Photos of Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 
Pool by night
Pool by night
 
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
 
Main building and pool
Main building and pool

Tours to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Below are some of the safari holidays we offer which include a stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. To find out more about each tour, just click one of the links below. We can also arrange custom tours and safaris which include a stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge so feel free to e-mail us or visit our custom tours page.


Kenya & Tanzania
12 days from $3,999 per person
Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon
11 days from $3,770 per person
Manyara, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar
8 days from $2,130 per person
Tanzania & Zanzibar 2 Week Special
14 days from $3,230 per person
Best of Tanzania
18 days from $4,490 per person
Northern Tanzania Lodge Safari
10 days from $3,180 per person
Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro
5 days from $1,810 per person
The Northern Circuit
7 days from $2,500 per person
Ngorongoro
3 days from $1,050 per person
Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro
5 days from $940 per person
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Tarangire
13 days from $1,225 per person
Tanzanian Great Safari Circuit
4 days from $3,650 per person
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Tarangire
6 days from $1,635 per person
Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro
3 days from $2,220 per person
Manyara, Serengeti, Ngoro & Tarangire
6 days from $2,095 per person
Northern Tanzania Birding Safari
14 days from $3,995 per person

Reviews & Testimonials of Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

"Best lodge of the safari"

We stayed here after spending a night at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge and before Seronera Wildlife Lodge (Serengeti) and Ikoma Bush Camp (Serengeti) and this place blew the others out of the water. The view of the crater was incredible, the rooms were huge, well heated (very important up on the crater rim in the winter) and very comfortable with nice hot showers. The there was good food variety although the food wasn't exceptional. The staff was very friendly. The bar, restaurant, and rooms were all comfortable. My only complaint was that it felt too resort-y for such a naturally beautiful location.

ekanator from Boston, United States

"Sooooo pa-fect!"

I'm not typically a fancy traveler but after climbing Kilimanjaro, summiting and spending seven days in the wilderness, the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge was just what the shaman ordered.

We had spent the first day on safari entirely in Ngorongoro National Park, and while it was exciting and fun, were dusty and tired (as we were still recovering from the trek) as our Jeep pulled up into the lodge, located in the park. What an oasis it was! Cold juices and warm towels as soon as we walked into a lushly decorated lobby that was sprawling and spacious. Tastefully endowed with local craft and furniture, there was a fire softly glowing, complementary coffee and tea, and deck chairs on the patio to watch the sunset, overlooking the pool. Let's see, what else could we possibly ask for?

Well, how about a luxuriously roomy room complete with full floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the park, and a rocker to settle in to? The room felt like a suite, with a large foyer and trunks at the foot of each bed. The bathroom was just as comfortable - to be sure, there were only certain times of the day when hot water was available and if you got in the shower towards the tail end of that window, you might just get warmish cool water, it's really the least of your concerns with everything else so wonderful.

Being a lodge in the middle of a national park, food and drink within the hotel are your only dining options. Dinner is a set menu with a few choices, and it wasn't mindblowing. It was OK, and nothing a glass or two of good red couldn't help go down. Service was extremely personable with individual attention, and there was even the pleasant surprise of a few local songs performed by the staff in the middle. The bar also had some great tenders and waiters and the next morning's buffet breakfast was as good as we got in Tanzania. The only shortcoming of our stay? That we didn't have an entire day at the lodge just to enjoy it.

There is paid Internet available in the lobby should you feel the need to be connected and a pretty well-stocked gift store. But honestly, the lodge has everything you need - just bring yourself, a great book, and happy thoughts.

Broocie13 from Chicago, United States

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