Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
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.
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.
Accommodation is in 91 double bedrooms, all very spacious and each with two queen sized beds and a separate dressing area. Each room has a glass fronted verandah, where you may enjoy a private view of the Crater The lodge has 6 single rooms, all of which have a queen sized beds and glass fronted sliding doors.
The restaurant is in the shape of a rondavale, has a high roof and large glass windows to view the crater. From the inside the ceiling resembles the inside of an umbrella. Temperatures can drop in the evening and the bar area offers a cosy environment, with real fires and comfortable seating to enjoy a pre-dinner or bedtime drink. The bar offers a selection of drinks, cocktails, wines and liqueur coffee.
Other facilities include a Gift Shop, Internet Café, Laundry, Swimming Pool, Baby Sitting, Turn-down service, Coffee Bar Restaurant Bar.