Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Address: \N, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania | Lodge
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsNgorongoro Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    Reviewed by stevegrace

    Okay but not great.

    Reviewed Oct 2, 2015
    by (22 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

    Not a bad place, but my least favourite of the places we stayed in Tanzania.
    We just had the one night, and maybe I just didn't see the best of the place.

    Rooms are very basic and seem a bit tired and in need of some love. The shower was fine, but in general the bathroom needed some work. The bed was comfortable enough.

    There is a very nice lounge/dining room with two areas for sitting in front of a large two-way fireplace. There is also a nice decked area outside.

    Food was okay - not great, and the lunch box they provided had lots in it but the lowest quality of the ones we had during our trip.

    Service from the staff was average. Nobody came around to see if you wanted anything - you had to go to the bar - which is okay. But my wife went up in the afternoon to get some munchies and was told, "See that list of snacks? We don't have any of those!"
    There was a gift shop - the prices in which were astronomical - and they got quite grumpy that we didn't buy anything.

    Electricity to power points in the rooms is switched off at 9.00pm so charging of phones/camera batteries, etc. ends then.
    There is Wi-fi in the lounge area - but it is slow and unreliable.

    All in all, Rhino Lodge was okay - but I wouldn't stay there again.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by pietrasanta


    Reviewed Jul 7, 2015
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States


    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

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    Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    A travel blog entry by stevegrace on Oct 02, 2015

    11 photos

    As planned we were on the road by 7.30am.

    First stop was to check on the pride of lions from yesterday
    – who had moved significantly closer to our camp!

    We got a closer look at a lioness that appeared to have a
    jaw injury when we saw her yesterday. Up close it looked very much like a
    broken …

    Ngarongaro Crater Safari

    A travel blog entry by pietrasanta on Jul 08, 2015

    1 comment, 12 photos

    After a quick breakfast, we get driving down into Ngorongoro. Apparently the name comes from the Masai, and it's the sound the cow bell makes when they move - cool! It's also technically a caldera not a crater since it collapsed not exploded.

    It's very cloudy and almost rainy up here, but we're a couple thousand feet above the bottom, so …

    Serengeti Day 1

    A travel blog entry by preets03 on Aug 11, 2015

    17 photos

    ... take about 5 hrs). We had to drive through Ngorongoro park to get there, which has a 250km^2 crater that we would check out a couple days later (should see the big five there!). We had to drive up to 2000m elevation which is the top of the crater, and it was very foggy and dusty so hard to see where we were going. The wipers didn't do much, and the cook sitting shotgun had to dump water on the windshield. We saw the crater but it was foggy so not the best ...

    Ngorongoro Crater

    A travel blog entry by analegge on Jun 23, 2015

    15 photos

    ... Passed by golden crowned cranes, many ostriche pairs, storks and flamingos. Further on we went to the picnic area which is beside a clean lake fed by natural springs with many hippo happily wallowing about. We hunted out a geocache here to tick off Kristin's list. Then returned to the luxury of our lodge, ate a lovely lunch overlooking the crater and had a restful afternoon followed by our usual gin and tonic and dinner ...

    Ngorongoro Crater

    A travel blog entry by cytravel on Feb 22, 2015

    20 photos

    ... a few miles away. We raced across the bumpy dirt road to get there, but it was worth it. There were 5 adult females and 10 babies walking along a grassy slope. We stayed and watch for about 20 minutes.

    There were several large elephants. James said Ngorongoro was known as the old males retirement home. They come here to live when they're too old to fight off the younger males.

    There was a ...