Melia Ngorongoro Lodge

Melia Ngorongoro Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


Fully integrated with the local biodiversity, mindful of the Maasai with which it shares the region and with respect to the environment through its sustainable practices, Melia Ngorongoro Lodge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the “Garden of Eden.” Accompanied by the sounds of nature and greeted by views of the 600-meter-deep crater, lodge guests are neighbors with more than 25,000 animals in a 2.5-million-year-old setting. It’s a truly extraordinary safari experience in the largest volcanic caldera in the world.


Maasai-inspired décor, crater views and locally sourced drinks, snacks and bathroom amenities are among the numerous thoughtful features that make Melia Ngorongoro Lodge’s 16 rooms so unforgettable. With handmade features throughout, Chromecast streaming technology and rain showers in some rooms, creature comforts are taken care of, and then some, while never feeling out of place in this wondrous, elemental setting. Interconnected and family rooms are available, providing a space for all group sizes and preferences.


Outdoor spaces abound throughout the property, inviting guests to admire the beauty of Tanzania and reflect on the epic natural history surrounding them. Exclusive spa treatments using local products and upscale dining rooted in Tanzanian cuisine add an element of indulgence.

The vast Ngorongoro Conservation Area inspires exploration, whether it’s setting out into the 100-square-mile crater in an exclusive safari vehicle for a personalized experience, a bush lunch within the caldera, a rim-walking safari with a guide, Maasais and ranger, a visit to a traditional Maasai house, or boma, to engage in cultural activities, or a trip to the Museum of Olduvai Gorge.

Later, decadent dining awaits to refuel after busy, eye-opening days. At The Crater, traditional dishes inspired by African cuisine are fused with Asian influences. The Crater Grill harnesses fire and coal in a dedicated barbecue area to highlight local products. Later, the Crater Bar is a delightful spot to finish out the day with a sundowner and snacks while taking in Ngorongoro Crater vistas.

Additional amenities include WiFi, airport transfer, early check-in, room service, 24-hour reception, a 24-hour gym and concierge service.

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Top Tanzania Travel Destinations

Arusha / Gombe Stream National Park / Lake Manyara National Park / Mahale Mountains National Park / Mount Kilimanjaro / Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Nyerere National Park / Serengeti National Park / Tarangire National Park / Zanzibar

The Big Five

African Elephant / Cape Buffalo / Leopard / Lion / Rhino

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