Ngorongoro sopa lodge

Ngorongoro sopa lodge

Ngorongoro sopa lodge is an excellent accommodation facility in Ngorongoro crater located on the eastern region on the rim of the crater, the lodge is situated in an impressive glass fronted central atrium which overlooks the beautiful swimming pool. Ngorongoro sopa lodge facility is located on the highest point on the rim of the crater standing over half a kilometer above the crater floor, the facility is a lavish facility with amazing décor and constructed in a traditional circular theme of African houses with conical roofs.

Ngorongoro sopa lodge is accessible on a 4 hours’ drive from Arusha town by road, you can also use to use a domestic flight from Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro International airport to Manyara airstrip. From Manyara airstrip it is a drive of 1.5 hours of transfer, from Arusha town Ngorongoro sopa lodge is generally at a distance of approximately 189 kilometers.


Ngorongoro sopa lodge offers accommodation to its visitors through its 97 fully furnished and en-suite rooms, these rooms include 5 inter-connecting rooms and 1 room accessible by wheel chair. Rooms at Ngorongoro sopa lodge are brightly colored rooms featuring two queen size beds with wide widows offering views of the crater. These rooms are decorated with African designs with wooden roofs, beds made of beautiful wood and African printed fabrics, the rooms feature en-suit bathrooms with a running water shower both cold, a hand basin  and hot and a flushing toilet.


Room amenities include

  • a mini safe
  • bath sundries such as tissue, shower gel and shower hat in bathrooms
  • hair dryer
  • curtained dressing area
  • a mini bar
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • hot water bottles

Note: due to high altitudes and coolness of the lodge, there is no need for mosquito nets on the bedroom.


Reception room

Reception room at  sopa lodge is a beautiful serene area available to offer services to visitors, the area features furniture, columns bearing engraved characters depicting Tanzania’s rich wildlife and tribal cultures.

Conference room

Ngorongoro sopa lodge has a conference center build in a theatre style available to all visitors in need of holding a conference or meeting while on their stay at the lodge, the conference room accommodation 80 people and it features chairs, projectors, printers and all other necessities for a conference.

Crater View Bar

Ngorongoro sopa lodge has a well decorated serene bar fully stocked with a wide range of drinks, the bar is a peaceful place to rest and have a cold drink. The bar serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages of both local and international brands such as single malt whiskeys, red wine, the bar facility is elegantly decorated with afro and natural surrounding themes and features a fireplace.

Lemala Hill Restaurant

sopa lodge’s restaurant is one place amazing to visit in the lodge, the restaurant serves mouth-watering dishes which are prepared by experienced chefs. The restaurant offers a wide of dishes through its carefully designed menu with both local and continental cuisines to fit your appetite as a visitor of the lodge, the restaurant facility is fitted with ceiling to floor glass walls offering panoramic views of the crater. Food at this restaurant is offered in form of breakfast, lunch and dinner with lunch and dinner served in form of Ala Carte on some selected days.


Ngosopahas a lounge open for the lodge’s visitors to rest and have an entertaining moment, the lounge has a flat screen television set from which you can watch matches and movies.

Outdoor dinning

For tourists who love adventure and nature,  sopa lodge offers outdoor dining in the nature. Enjoying meals together with nature is unmissed experience entertaining and amazing to be part of.

Swimming pool

Ngorongoro sopa lodge has a beautiful swimming pool which is an excellent place to rest and cool off from the scotching heat in the crater.

Gift shop

Ngorongoro sopa lodge has a gift shop which sells many artifacts, souvenirs and items, at the shop you get to buy many fantastic pieces as a memory piece.


Ngorongoro sopa lodge offers free access Wireless internet in public areas at the lodge.

Canopied verandah

Ngorongoro sopa lodge has a canopied verandah overlooking the magnificent swimming pool, from the verandah you enjoy scenic views of the parker’s nature.

Note: Power at Ngorongoro sopa lodge is limited so during your stay at the lodge you should expect a complementary candle-lit dining.


Ngorongoro sopa lodge offers a wide range of entertaining and memorable activities to Ngorongoro crater, these activities include

  • Game drives
  • Crater excursions
  • Bush lunch
  • Nature walks
  • Card games
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