Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Address: \N, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania | Lodge
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This lodge is located on \N, Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge


          • Free parking


          • Continental Breakfast

          TravelPod Member ReviewsNgorongoro Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area

          Reviewed by stevegrace

          Okay but not great.

          Reviewed Oct 2, 2015
          by (25 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 (5 reviews) , United States Flag of United States


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

          TripAdvisor Reviews Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area

          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 ...

          First in The Crater

          A travel blog entry by saminkaz on Jan 09, 2014

          12 photos

          ... were thriving due to the presence of humans and were extremely bold little critters. We all enjoyed a lovely packed breakfast courtesy of the kitchen crew at the lodge in a setting that was beyond picture perfect. Soon after we made our way out of the picnic area for one last drive around the crater floor to see what we could find.
          Without finding anything too spectacular we started to head back to the lodge. My Haitian friends wanted ...


          A travel blog entry by maxieduncan on Jan 02, 2014

          1 photo

          I met Nick ,an English guy who was volunteering in Uganda at the hostel and how had signed up for a trip in a couple of days. I had a look around town then signed up with the same outfit. Even though it wasn’t one of the routes I’d originally been considering it was much easier than negotiating my own trip and it would be good to have some company.