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.
Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cosiness.
Our imposing reception, combined with the unparalleled welcome service, are just but a hint of the lodge’s impeccable settings and stellar service that await our guests. The furniture and arresting columns bearing engraved characters, which intersperse the reception, borrow heavily from Tanzania’s rich wildlife and tribal cultures while the potted plants are a reminder of the lodge’s verdant natural surroundings. All this is set against a background of abundant light and opulent tones of browns, reds and orange that create a sense of easy warmth and relaxation.
Lobby & Lounge
Our grand and colourful lobby will welcome you in true Tanzanian hospitality and keep you intrigued with its collection of unique sculptures, and original furnishings and décor pieces. Indeed, the lounge is a true masterpiece of African heritage and a tranquil place to unwind after a game drive, over a cup of the highest quality coffee or tea sourced from the Tanzanian highlands.