Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only lodge located on the eastern rim of the crater and enjoys a spectacular sunset view of the crater; the lodge offers luxurious accommodation and excellent services that are complemented by their delicious cuisines and entertainment. It’s a pleasant destination for guests who want to explore the crater, watch wildlife, go on nature walks and cultural interaction tour.

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About Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is one of the Sopa chains of hotels; strategically set on the rim of the crater overlooking the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater - the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Situated in a good elevated location, overlooking the entire crater from the east; tastefully designed to blend nicely with the surrounding environment and has nice looking curvy African design structures with conical roofs, rich woodcarving, sculptures and welcoming ambience.

Accommodation at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is in 97 comfortable rooms that include; single and double standard rooms, deluxe and en-suite rooms. All rooms have own bathroom, dressing area with an electric hair dryer, a king/queen size bed with a mosquito net, a mini bar, coffee/tea making facilities and a private balcony among other luxurious amenities.

Meals at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge are well planned and prepared from freshly produced product, this includes African and western breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are usually served in the dining area/restaurant or on a special set candle lit bush dinner/breakfast (on special request).


Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge has various hotel facilities that include a swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness center, restaurants with wide range of dishes, spacious indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a spa center, a bar, modern meeting and conference rooms, wedding venue and facilities, a laundry, a gift shop, a library and ample parking space.

Additional services include 24 hours reception and customer care service, laundry and babysitting services.


Activities at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge include morning and evening game drives, secure nature walks, enjoying various health Spas and entertainment on offer, cultural visit to Masai villages, bird watching trips and hot air balloon safaris.

Getting there

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located about 180Km from Arusha town, it’s about 4 hours’ drive or 50 minutes from Arusha to Ndutu airstrip; there are daily scheduled flights from Arusha to the Ndutu airstrip; other airstrips in the vicinity are Seronera and Manyara.

Other nearby Attractions

Other attractions near Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge would include visiting Empakai Crater, Olmoti Crater, Olduvai Gorge or extending the drive to the nearby Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangeire national park or cross over to Masai Mara in Kenya.

Nearby Shopping Places

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located in the middle of a very remote area; there are no modern shops or market places nearby; so it’s advised to buy all your essential items in major towns before traveling to Sopa Lodge.

Other Equal Lodges in Tanzania

Camps and lodges with similar settings and standard to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge include Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Lemala Ngorongoro Camp, Crater Lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Grumeti Tented Camp, Serengeti Bushtops, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Ndutu Lodge, Mbuzi Mawe Camp and Spake Bay Lodge.