the lodge

Perched at the highest point on the rim — more than 1,600 feet above the floor of the legendary Tanzania carter — Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers unparalleled views across the enormous caldera and is renowned for awesome sunsets.

With an overall design inspired by traditional African dwellings with conical thatched roofs, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic location. The common areas and 97 guest rooms are infused with local artistic traditions by way of woodcarvings and sculptures, creating a magical ambience that’s all at once exotic, comfortable and cozy.

Lodge activities range from game drives around the conservation area and crater excursions, to remote bush lunches, guided nature walks, al fresco sundowners or simply lounging around the swimming pool with its own incredible views of Ngorongoro.