About Ngorongoro Sopa

The lodge is located on Lemala Hill on the uppermost, eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, in the volcanic highlands of northern Tanzania. The crater forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which covers 8,300sq kms (3,200 sq. miles). This World Heritage Site has been set aside to preserve and integrate the diverse values and interests of wildlife, local people, archaeology, flora, tourism and the area’s environment and ecology. The Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is, and will remain as , the only tourist development on the eastern rim of the crater and thus offers our guests unique and spectacular views down into the crater floor and of the sunsets over the western horizon. Another major advantage of this site that our guests can enjoy is the fact that their crater safari begins within five minutes of leaving the lodge.


Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge has 96 suites, all with stunning views into this world famous wildlife paradise. Each rondavel-style suite has a spacious bathroom, a private lounge with mini-bar, an enclosed solarium verandah and is fully central heated.


Main public areas with high ceilings, enjoy magnificent views into the crater through double story windows. Open fireplaces are features of the bar, lounge and dinning room.

There is a bracing high altitude swimming pool overlooking the Crater. Communications The lodge has direct-dial satelite telephone facilities as well as satellite television and wildlife-video-film options.A number of lodge electrical generating systems provide 240volts, 50 cycles 24 hours a day. Our water supply comes from nearby springs but guests are advised not to drink from the taps. Instead, complimentary bottled mineral water is provided in the mini bars while further stocks are available for sale in the main bar. We welcome kids of all ages and can provide both special meals at convenient times and baby sitters on request. Our guest shops stock a wide selection of curios, gift items, clothing, film, sweets, postcards, personal requisites and toiletries. A swimming pool is situated on the very edge of the crater itself and the water is bracing, even invigorating to say the least, at any time of year. However, for those who would prefer the warmth of a shower or bath in their suite, the pool is a perfect area to unwind and relax while enjoying the views of the crater floor below or of the sunsets in the evenings. Also, we can supply both petrol and diesel fuels and can carry out most minor repairs.