Who owns Ngorongoro Crater Lodge?

the andBeyond portfolio
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is one of the most iconic and recognized safari lodges in all of Tanzania, if not Africa! As part of the andBeyond portfolio, the lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater – the largest inactive caldera in the world and today, one of the most diverse and unique wildlife havens on Earth.

How do I get to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge?

Getting to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: A number of airlines operate twice daily scheduled flights from Arusha to Lake Manyara Airstrip. The lodge collects guests from the airstrip in closed game viewing vehicles, with the drive to the lodge taking approximately 1½ hours.

Why is Ngorongoro Crater famous?

Volcanic craters form stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa. The most famous such crater is without question Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa.

Is Ngorongoro under tanapa?

Tanzania Parks are run and managed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) and unlike game reserves, conservation areas like Ngorongoro and game controlled areas like Loliondo, no human habitation is allowed inside the parks.

What does Ngorongoro mean?

the black hole
The Maasai have given Ngorongoro Crater its name, meaning “the black hole”. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called the “Eden of Africa”.

How much does a safari cost in Ngorongoro?

Approximate daily costs of doing a Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Type Of Safari Safari Cost (Per person/day)
Basic Camping (in tents on the ground) $170 – $285
Mid-range safari (lodges & tented camps) $350 – $650
Luxury (lodges & tented camps) $750 – $ 1000+

How old is Ngorongoro Crater?

about 2.5 million years ago
Ngorongoro is thought to have formed about 2.5 million years ago from a large active volcano whose cone collapsed inward after a major eruption, leaving the present vast, unbroken caldera as its chief remnant.

Where is this massive volcanic crater?

The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world.

What is TANAPA in Tanzania?

The Tanzania National Parks Authority commonly known as TANAPA is responsible for the management of Tanzania’s national parks. It is governed by a number of instruments including the National Parks Act, Chapter 282 of the 2002 and the Wildlife Conservation Act No. 5 of 2009.

How to get there, Ngorongoro Crater?

The best way to get to the Ngorongoro Crater is from Arusha . If you choose to drive, the best way to save money is by sharing a private vehicle with friends from the time you are picked up at Kilimanjaro Airport. When flying from Arusha, you can fly to Lake Manyara airstrip and get picked up by your selected ‘fly in’ camp.

How was the Ngorongoro Crater formed?

The crater is the flagship tourism feature for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed some three million years ago. The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres, with a base area covering 260 square kilometres.

What is the crater in Tanzania?

Ngorongoro Crater, extinct volcanic caldera in the Eastern (Great) Rift Valley , northern Tanzania. It lies 75 miles (120 km) west of the town of Arusha . The caldera measures between 10 and 12 miles (16 and 19 km) across and has an area of 102 square miles (264 square km).