Tourist Information - Accommodations

Within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with the exception of Simbať near the NCAA headquarters, the campsites are all classified as "special campsites".

This means that they are for exclusive use, and generally have no facilities. Usually they are designed for self sufficient safari operations which bring everything with them. Most are large sites, but a few of them, e.g. on the rim of Empakaai Crater, are designed for small numbers of back- packers. Camping generally is not allowed in the Crater itself. Book campsites through the NCAA headquarters office or in Arusha-Ngorongoro Information Center.

There are luxury lodges situated within and outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Names and contacts of those lodges are:

  • Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
    Box 776, Arusha
    Tel: (255.27)2503339 or 2504619, Fax: (255.27)2503339
  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
    Box 2551, Arusha
    Tel: (255.27) 2537050 or 2537052, Fax: (255.27) 2537056
    Email: nnsl@serena.co.tz
    Web: www.serenahotels.com
  • Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
    Box 1823, Arusha
    Tel: (255.27) 2537032/3, Fax: (255.27) 2537033
    Email: nsl@cybernet.co.tz
    Web: www.sopalodge.com
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
    P.O. Box 877 Arusha
    Tel: 255 27 2537058, Fax: 255 27 2537073
    Booking through THI Central Reservations Arusha:
    Tel: 255 27 2504317, Fax 255-27-250-8502-8071 Dar es Salaam: Tel: & Fax: 255 22 2116609
    Email: tahireservations@cybernet.co.tz
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge
    Box 6084, Arusha
    Tel: (255. 27) 2506702 or 2508930, Fax (255.27) 2508310
    Email: ndutugibbs@habari.co.tz
    Web: www.ndutu.com
  • Gibb's Farm
    Box 280, Arusha
    Booking Officer: Tel: (255.27) 2506702 or 2506702 or 2508930, Fax: (255.27) 2508312
    Lodge: Tel: (255.27) 2534040
    Email: Joseph@gibbsfarm.net
    Web: www.gibbsfarm.net
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
    P. O. Box 751 Arusha
    Tel: +255 27 2548078
    Web: www.ccafrica.com
  • Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • Lake Manyara Hotel
  • Ngorongoro Farm House
  • Kifaru Lodge
    P. O. Box 12 Karatu, P. O. Box 1187 Arusha
  • E Unoto Retreat
    P.O. Box 15234 Arusha
    Tel: +255 44 360908
    Email: Eunoto@maasaivillage.com
    Web: www.maasaivillage.com
  • The Octagon Safari Lodge
    P. O. Box 129 Karatu
    Tel: +255 27 523 4555, Mobile +255 787 858 485
  • Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
    P. O. Box 342 Arusha
    Tel: +255 27 253 4083, Mobile 0754 327142
    Email: bougainvillea@habari.co.tz
    Web: www.bougainvillealodge.com