Ngorongoro Sopa pool and view
Ngorongoro Sopa room
Ngorongoro Sopa enclosed balcony
Maasai dancers
Ngorongoro Sopa at dusk
Ngorongoro Sopa exterior
Ngorongoro Sopa lounge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

FREEDOM rating: ★★★PLUS

A comfortable hotel-style lodge perched on the crater rim and offering magnificent views over the crater. The size and facilities of the lodge make this a popular option for those on a small group safari.

  • Sunset views from the eastern rim
  • Access to crater through a less used road
  • Outdoor pool with magnificent views
  • Rooms in characterful rondavel buildings
  • Spacious rooms

About Your Safari Lodge

Standing at the highest point on the crater rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge enjoys unparalleled views across the magnificent caldera. A microcosm of Africa spreads out half a kilometre below you with sparkling lakes, grasslands and the greenery of forests all visible in the distance. The eastern rim location also provides for often magnificent sunsets and has a less busy access road to the crater floor.

Themed around traditional circular African houses, the 97 rooms are housed in rondavels containing four rooms each. The main public area of the lodge contains the dining room with its large glazed frontage to capitalise on the spectacular views and the lounge with its cosy central fireplace and bar – the perfect venue for that evening drink. In front of the main building the swimming pool is set amongst manicured gardens with perhaps one of the finest views in the world. Set below the pool there is a grassy terrace where fires are lit creating the perfect ambience for those sundowners overlooking the Crater.


Eastern rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Getting there

4 hours drive from Arusha, although usually visited on a small group safari en route from another park.


The spacious rooms have a glass enclosed balcony offering views over the crater. There is a minibar, safe, central heating and two queen size beds making it suitable for younger families as well.


Swimming pool, restaurant, bar, lounge, TV room and curio shop.

Room Type Occupancy Meals
Standard Room

Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

FREEDOM rates this hotel ★★★PLUS

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Activities may vary for each lodge depending on the Safari itinerary. Lodge transfers are not included.

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Your Lodge Experience

Staying in a safari lodge allows you to fall into the rhythm of nature, with the remoteness giving you a truly personal Africa experience.

Your lodge stay includes all meals. Enjoy more, like inclusive park fees and game drives, when you book this lodge as part of a thrilling safari holiday. Choose from:

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