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Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a mid-range accommodation, that accommodates up to 190 guests and is commonly used for tour groups. As the only lodge on the eastern rim of Ngorongoro Crater, it effectively has its own access road down into the crater. The carpeted bedrooms have limited central heating, and two queen-size beds allow plenty of space to add a third bed for family use. The en suite bathrooms have shaver sockets in addition to the usual facilities.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Serengeti Migration

Witness the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other game around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem - truly one of the world’s greatest wildlife wonders. Accompanied by wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt, daily game drives will take you close to the action.

  • When to go: Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,395 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre and one of the most dramatic settings in Africa. Its swamps, forests and soda lake attract thousands of flamingos and other waterfowl and the plains enclose the largest concentration of game – the predator prey balance is so precise that animals seldom leave.

  • Where: Crater Highlands Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, African elephant, greater flamingo, spotted hyena, lion
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris