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andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - a truly unique safari destination

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Description
Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau - brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls - and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge.
Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.On a journey with andBeyond your days will be filled with thrilling safari adventures, and by night you will be entranced with luxury beyond your wildest dreams.


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"andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge" is situated in the spectacular landscape of the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro Crater it forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) within the Serengeti ecosystem and the Crater itself is home to more than 25 000 large mammals. Once a large volcano that later collapsed, it is now the largest intact caldera in the world.The Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania is now the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that, before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.
Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600m (2 000ft) deep crater as its focal point.The Crater floor has abundant water, which provides excellent grazing for resident herbivores, while the Crater walls are covered in lush vegetation, forming excellent protection for the large numbers of game.

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This is an area of spectacular beauty and superb game viewing, a truly unique safari destination.
In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.
Divided into three camps, 30 stilted suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs provide an intimate and exclusive Crater experience. Each camp has its own sitting and dining areas, with private butlers who provide warm, personal service. Brocade sofas and Persian rugs invite you to re-live the day’s experiences around a roaring fire.
The domed dining room, where sparkling silver and crystal vie for attention with the huge windows and awe-inspiring views.



Facilities
The 80 rooms include twin rooms, double rooms (with one double bed), one Presidential suite and three Junior suites. There are also interconnecting rooms, specially designed for families.
The Presidential suite has been host to world renowned personalities who have enjoyed the magical experience of wildlife from the top location that Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge enjoys, being the first Lodge built on the Ngorongoro Crater.


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Everything is chosen to delight the imagination and enhance the spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings. An eclectic blend of elegant teak panelling, Victorian furnishings and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmosphere that is as elegant and unique as the Crater itself.
Leather chairs recline in front of a lit fireplace and raw silk curtains screen a private veranda. Even the gigantic bathtub is set under a hand-beaded chandelier.
• 3 intimate camps (two of 12 suites and one of 6 suites)
• Fireplaces in each suite
• Private butler service
• Decadent dining rooms
• Safari Shop celebrates local crafts


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Prices
Simulation was done for advance booking, 8-10 months, for a 10 days vacation.Average price per night is 700 $.
$7,072 - price for 10 nights including taxes & fees.

What you get

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Scheduled safari activities
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance


Local Attractions
• Safari trips
• Game drives on Crater floor
• Crater floor banquets
• Day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands
• Nature walks
Olduvai Gorge Museum - It was here, in 1959, That Louis and Mary Leakey discovered fossil fragments,which led them to a new understanding of human evolution.
Masai village - visit a village with very traditional tribe and trekking people, worthwhile to pay a visit to their villages
Empakaai Crater The Engare Sero Footprint Site



Useful travel tips

Weather
Summer is from October to March and winter is from April to September. It can be cold on the Crater rim from May to September and we suggest guests dress in layers for game drives, as temperatures heat up towards midday.

Rainfall
Rain occurs predominantly in November and from April to May. Annual rainfall is approximately 700mm / 27” on the Crater floor and 1 500mm / 59” on the Crater rim.

Temperature
Temperatures range from a minimum of approximately 8˚C / 42˚F to a maximum of approximately 30˚C / 86˚F.

Best time to travel
Game viewing is excellent year-round.

Malaria
The lodge is situated in a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken.

Airstrip
Ngorongoro Crater Airstrip is registered; coordinates are S03 12 31 and E035 28.13’.

Currency
US dollar bills printed between 1996 and 1999 are not accepted in Kenya or Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in East Africa during that time.


“The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge was the most stunning and exceptional hotel I have ever been to. I can’t wait to go back. Everyone was so lovely, helpful, knowledgeable and just all around world class.
I felt so welcomed and cared for. It is a place I ABSOLUTELY want to go back to. It was divine.”

Read more comments :
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review



Interesting Facts
• Situated on the rim of the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater
• Spectacular Crater views from everywhere in the suites, including the bathroom
• Ornate architecture
• Rich wildlife experience on the Crater floor
• Experience Maasai and cattle living among the wildlife
• Fresh springs and large soda lake within the Crater
• Seasonal sightings of flamingo on the soda lake
• Black rhino and magnificently tusked elephants
• High concentration of predators
• Exceptional birding, including endemic high altitude species
• Wildflowers in bloom on Crater floor in June and July


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Location & contact
Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.
Telephone : +27 11 809 4300
e-mail : safaris@andBeyond.com / trade.enquiry@andBeyond.com
Send a request at http://www.andbeyond.com

 
More contact info's and World Wide offices : http://www.andbeyond.com/contact-us/

 

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GPS Coordinates

S 03°14.356’ E 035°29.816’

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Sources


http://www.andbeyond.com
http://www.enjoyourholiday.com/2011/11/16/ngorongoro-crater-lodge-serengeti-tanzania/
https://www.facebook.com/andBeyondSafaris
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