&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
The Ngorongoro Crater contains one of the world's greatest concentrations of wildlife and Africa's highest number of lions within its massive natural walls, making it one of the most enviable safari destinations on the entire continent.
The award-winning &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge lets you wake up right in the midst of all that majesty. The lodge is spread across three camps perched on the edge of the dramatic crater rim. Stay in one of 30 suites decked out with banana-leaf roofs, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, Persian rugs and leather armchairs. Despite the comfort of the luxurious interiors, nothing beats the incredible panoramic views from each suite.
Let the friendly staff take you on daily safari game drives, excursions to Emakaai Crater and Olduvai Gorge where you can meet with the local Maasai tribes. Due to the natural protection that the crater provides for the animals, wildlife viewing here is superb. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few places where you can spot the rare Black rhinos. It is also an excellent location for bird watching, with seasonal sightings of flamingo, as there are fresh water springs and lakes within the crater.