&Beyond Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
Luxury on the rim of the crater
Whimsical architecture, rich décor, and remarkable views combine to create a castle in the sky of your wildest dreams. So many adjectives come to mind but still fall short of describing this palatial estate in this unique setting of a human and wildlife conservation area.
At a glance
Situated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater with unbeatable views. Daily flights to Lake Manyara airstrip and easy access coming from Arusha or Serengeti.
3 intimate camps (two of 12 suites and one of 6 suites), fireplaces; elegant baths; views from all windows; ornate architecture; WIFI in suites.
Unique safari experience
Game drives on Crater floor; nature walks, crater floor banquets; day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands, Empakai, Crater Black rhinos, magnificently tusked elephants.
Why we love it
- Jaw dropping views of the Ngorongoro Crater
- Ornate architecture design, Masai-Versailles
- Experience Maasai people living among the wildlife
- Superlative access to Crater’s rich wildlife
- Inclusive eco-tourism approach
- Private Wine cellar dinning
Perched above cool, swirling mists on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sumptuous safari suites at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offer breath-taking views. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta, this is without doubt one of the most spectacular lodges in Africa.
Three separate and intimate camps totaling just 30 suites are reminiscent of a bygone era. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, while antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements. Frequently described as Maasai meets Versailles, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas, as well as viewing decks. Ensuite bathrooms with a dramatic centerpiece of red roses feature spacious showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs.
Personal butler discretely cater for each guest’s every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious bubble baths. The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, turns every meal into a special occasion.
Why Nale Moru
We know the land.
We seek to show you the authentic Africa. The one that’s at once beautiful and raw, honest and unpredictable. In a place like this, you want to travel with experts. We are a boutique travel company run by experienced guides who have worked these lands for a combined total of 20 years and counting. We take you to our favourite spots, stay at boutique properties in exquisite locations and will never take you somewhere we haven’t been (and loved) already.
We design experiences like no other.
We delight in offering travelers some of the most rare and fascinating moments East Africa has to offer. Group tours and tourist trails are not our style – our itineraries are designed to maximise your safari experience. This includes access to remote areas where you’re likely to have the sunrise to yourself, encounter prominent ecologists and wildlife researchers or receive complimentary room upgrades. Whether it’s the laidback luxury of a casual tented bush camp, the refined elegance of the Singita’s or a boutique house on a remote private concession – we match the flavour of each experience to your style and preference.
We take care of you.
Your experience is our priority. We match you with the most knowledgeable and skilled naturalist guides and meticulously craft your itinerary with the finer details of VIP airport visa service, private transport, necessary permits, and luxury accommodation among many others. We choose only the most reliable suppliers and safest of routes, and we’re always on call to assist you throughout your journey. We understand that your time is precious and take care of everything, so all that’s left for you to do is immerse yourself in the adventure.
We travel responsibly.
We care about the local communities and ecological integrity of the areas we visit. We tread as lightly as possible, use no plastic on safari and provide eco-friendly meal hampers with BPA-free stainless-steel water bottles for your comfort. We are committed to helping East African communities through considered and respectful tourism – and give back as much as we can. That includes carbon offset options, as well as community donations and tree planting. Our commitment to sustainable tourism ensures that African ecosystems thrive and benefit future generations.
We have you covered.
We understand that safaris can be a big investment. So to offer you full financial protection and peace of mind, we carry comprehensive tour operator liability insurance as well as passenger liability insurance. Our safaris also include flying doctor medical evacuation premium.
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Nale Moru Experiential Travel Co.
1215, Old Farm House 2,
Kiranyi, Arusha, Tanzania
Telephone +255 788 835 575
Liability Insurance: T10691