Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge

Exploreans Ngorongoro LodgeClick to enlarge

Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge is a luxurious all-suites retreat set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape. The lodge has an attractive log cabin style and is located just five minutes from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater which is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa.

With high standards of hospitality and service, Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge offers guests every comfort and luxury within a natural setting in the highlands of Tanzania and close to one of the world’s most famous game reserves.

Approximately 25,000 large animals including black rhinos and hippos live in the crater, with many other ungulates: wildebeest, zebra, eland and Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle. The crater has the densest known population of lions and the crater rim has leopards, elephants, mountain reedbuck and buffalos. The spectacular Great Migration passes through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area each year - with wildebeest and zebra moving south into the area in December and moving north in June.



The lodge has 20 luxurious suites built as individual log cottages. Each cottage features en-suite facilities with solar heated water and many amenities including:

  • King Size canopy bed with fine linens
  • Comfortable living room with armchairs, sofa bed and coffee table
  • Spacious bathroom with wc, large shower and double hand basins
  • Bathrobes, fine toiletries and bathroom amenities
  • In-room digital safe
  • WIFI connectivity and telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Deluxe tea and coffee making facilities
  • Large terrace
  • Butler on call



The lodge has elegant European and African furniture and dècor and features a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. After a full-day game drive guests can indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa.


The Acacia Restaurant

The formal dining room features an outdoor terrace and offers healthy option buffet and à la carte for breakfast, and à la carte selection for lunch and dinner with light and tasty Mediterranean cuisine fused with local dishes. The majority of the meat, fruits and dairy products are sourced from the vegetable garden and from the communities that surround the conservation area.

Pool dinners, Bush dinners and sundowner cocktails are organised in dedicated areas around the lodge and are served around atmospheric campfires.


The Zebra Bar

Relax and enjoy your favourite drink or cocktail when reading one of the numerous safaris and Africa dedicated books available at the lodge. The traditionally decorated ambience offers a peaceful and calm atmosphere during the day and in the early evenings.


Mvua African Rain Spa

After a long day of exploration in the African wilderness, there is no better way of finishing the day than by indulging yourself in a pampering session that will immediately relax and soothe your mind and body. Explorean Ngorongoro Lodge’s Spa is an oasis of tranquillity where you can enjoy relaxing and invigorating massages, face and body treatments and many other signature treatments while being captured into the curative atmosphere of the unspoiled African bush and the gentle sounds of the Mara River.

The Spa utilises natural ingredients and native resources such as plants, flowers, salt, grains, spices, wild honey and raw sugar. Treatments are based on ancient African, Asian and European traditions designed to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.


All Inclusive

Explorean Ngorongoro Lodge’s All Inclusive concept includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea at the pool or lounge
  • Juices, soft drinks, selected wine, local beer, coffee and tea served during meals and at the lounge bar
  • Cocktails and selected spirits served at the lounge bar after 6pm



Exhilarating game drives can be taken to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Olduvai Gorge (with the historic site of “The Cradle of Mankind” where Dr Leakey discovered the remains of early man). Other activities include sundowners, guided nature walks, visits to Coffee Farms and excursions to Masai Villages to experience the traditional dancing and music.


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