Where Versailles Meets Maasai: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Welcoming you to The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge setting, the owners, &Beyond, set the tone for you from the very beginning: “The landscape of the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater has to be seen to be believed…the Crater itself is home to more than 25 000 large mammals, an area of spectacular beauty and superb game viewing, a truly unique safari destination.” However, as if that’s not enough, the Lodge embraces all that natural beauty one step further: you can “wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau — brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers, and paneled walls” — and see a wild African landscape just a window away. Referred to as “where Versailles meets Maasai,” the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is divided into three camps, 30 suites on stilts; they feature banana-leaf ceilings, grass roofs…and personal butlers who see to your every need!
Imagine your days at this Lodge: you awaken to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee, you are served a fabulous breakfast, then you plan your game drives — safari trips that can go on for a morning and return for lunch, of go on all day and which include a picnic. With the abundance of wildlife, your photo opportunities are endless; the Lodge guides are professionals who are seasoned and well-trained to bring you “up close and personal” with sights you’ll never forget. Relax when day is done before a roaring fire — or have a good soak in your sumptuous bathtub, set under a hand-beaded chandelier. Every detail of this marvelous resort is planned to provide you with the ultimate pampering experience, from gourmet dining to spectacular views. Take a look at some of the delights that await you at this Lodge…then plan your trip, and soon!