&Beyond Crater Lodge


Ngorongoro Crater rim

Accommodation Type

Permanent Lodge

Accommodation Level


Price Guide

&Beyond Crater Lodge

Filled with ornate artworks and lavish furnishings this lodge epitomises refined living and is paired with an unbeatable Crater rim location. Game viewing by vehicle and on foot is balanced by indulgent downtime in opulent surroundings. Style, setting and safari.

&Beyond Crater Lodge consists of 3 separate camps (North, South and Tree) each with a lounge, dining room, open fire, picture windows with crater views and large viewing deck. This is your lavish home in the bush, complete with gilded mirrors, antique furniture, hand-woven rugs and attentive butler service.

Suites, modelled on local dwellings and built of mud and thatch, are similarly opulent. Crystal chandeliers (made locally by Maasai!), wooden-panelled walls, plush throws, silk curtains, polished teak floors and an open fireplace create a sense of luxury. The bathroom has both a shower and a deep bathtub ideal for an indulgent soak. Glass doors from the bedroom open on to the terrace which faces the Ngorongoro Crater.

You are invited to take 4×4 game drives in the crater, famous for its diverse and plentiful wildlife, join a guide on a walking safari, enjoy banquets in the bush and take a stroll in the camp’s grounds. Further exercise is provided by your ‘gym in a basket’, and you can relax with a massage.

This is a place for a special occasion – honeymooners love it, but any celebratory trip would be enhanced by a stay here. There’s nowhere else like it.

Children are welcome and the lodge offers a special programme of events and activities for youngsters, though overall it’s more of place for adults in our view.

Times to Go

Game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater is good all year round, but considered best in the dry season when the grass is shorter, between July and October.

&Beyond Crater Lodge highlights

  • Luscious tropical gardens
  • Only 35 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Perfect base to start your safari holiday
  • Fabulous birding on the doorstep
  • Views of Kilimanjaro

&Beyond Crater Lodge location

&Beyond Crater Lodge


  • 30 suites in 3 camps
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Safari shop
  • Wine cellar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Massage service
  • Children’s programme


  • Game drives
  • Walks in the grounds
  • Walking safaris (optional)
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands (optional)
  • Bush meals (optional)

&Beyond Crater Lodge rooms

There are 3 separate camps, 2 with 12 suites each and 1 with 6 suites.

All suites are built on elevated timber decks, have a private veranda, large bedroom with armchairs and a solid fuel burner, and bathroom with bath and shower, and separate toilet.

There is a family room composed of 2 interconnecting suites.

Suites have Wi-Fi access.

The lodge offers an in-room massage service, and you have a ‘gym in a basket’ for exercise.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“The lodge’s green team focuses on conservation and environmental projects such as tree planting schemes. ”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.