solar powered lodge
The Castle at Ngorongoro offers guests an excellent base from which to explore the numerous attractions of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With only 8 rooms, guests are assured of levels of hospitality befitting royalty in a location within easy reach of the Ngorongoro Crater and many other natural and cultural attractions.
Stay at The Castle at Ngorongoro
Spacious and airy rooms await guests at The Castle at Ngorongoro. We’ve paid close attention to ensure that the accommodation, cuisine, service and hospitality combine to ensure a memorable visit – and when coupled with the exciting and interesting activities, a destination befitting royalty.
In keeping with our commitment to the environment, The Castle at Ngorongoro uses sustainable resources wherever possible, including the installation of solar-powered equipment. As eco-conscious travelers, we encourage our guests to make careful use of Africa’s scarce resources.
Wildlife and Culture
A Holistic Tanzania Experience
A stay with us is about more than just wildlife. Our activities also offer insight into the fascinating culture, history and traditions of the region. Meet the people and wildlife, contribute to upliftment and explore our common ancestry.
A Visual Feast
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is lush, fertile and a wonderful home for man and beast. A new vista awaits around every bend offering an enriching experience of new horizons. From mountains to plains, you’ll find it all here.
Get to know the camp for better experience
You can view our published rates here.
Rates are quoted in US Dollars per person per night unless otherwise stated.
Park Fees, Camp Site Fees, and Concession fees are NOT included.
Rates include TDL $1.50 and 18% VAT.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Full board accommodation (3 meals daily, Tea & Coffee at meals), 1Lof mineral water, Wi-Fi,government taxes (TDL 1.50% & VAT 18%)
Park entry fees, Park Camp Site Fees, Premium brands spirits, cellar wines, champagne, Flying Doctor Medical evacuation, Laundry Service, Safari game drives, Insurance, Flights & Airport Taxes, Gratuities, Tips & items of personal nature.
Rates are quoted in US Dollars per person per night unless otherwise stated. Park Fees, Camp Site Fees, and Concession fees are NOT included. Rates include TDL $1.50 and 18% VAT. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Children under 3 free of charge.
Children over 12 are full Adult Rate.
Children under 12 years must share with an adult.
Children staying at Acacia Collections Limited properties do so at the sole responsibility of their parents. Kindly note that camping, concession, park fees, game package supplement and TDL may still be applicable.
Check in/ check out
Check in: Between 4:00 PM to 8:00PM
Check out: Between 6:30 AM to 8:00AM
Maps and Directions
Our reservation office is located in Arusha, Tanzania. You may view below the exact location of The Castle at Ngorongoro in Google Maps. As part of our standard service, unless under a special arrangement, Acacia Collections provide all logistic services to and from our properties as well as airport pick-up and drop-off.
Welcome to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Two million years ago a volcano thought to have been slightly taller than Mt Kilimanjaro erupted with such force that the mouth of the volcano imploded. Once the dust settled, what remained is still the largest intact caldera on earth – the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is vast, covering 260 km² (100 mi²), with the rim standing 610 metres (2000 ft) above the surrounding landscape.
SEE AND DO
What to do at The Castle at Ngorongoro
Over and above the legendary wildlife, guests at the Castle at Ngorongoro are free to relax entirely at the Castle or join a variety of interesting excursions to nearby attractions.
Game Drive Ngorongoro
The Ngorongoro Crater lies within an extinct volcano, creating a uniquely enclosed ecosystem said to contain the greatest density of large mammals in Africa. Descend into the Crater in a customized safari vehicle in the company of an experienced guide to witness the diversity of predators and prey and learn of their interdependence. Truly an iconic African wildlife experience.
Explore and have fun.
There are a variety of activities to choose from when staying at The Castle. During your stay, you can focus on the wildlife, learn about modern Tanzanian culture, or get a glimpse of the origins of mankind.
Maasai Cultural Experience
Visit a nearby homestead of the indigenous Maasai people and gain an insight into this fascinating culture still true to its ancestral roots. Learn of their nomadic lifestyle bound to the land.
Hadzabe Cultural Experience
The Hadzabe people have lived on this resource-rich land for thousands of years, cultivating a special relationship with nature. Learn more about their customs and lifestyle on this excursion.
The diversity of habitats within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area supports a huge array of birds. In the company of local experts, see how many of the 500 species you can identify.
For those wishing to stretch their legs – and keen to see the Ngorongoro Crater from above – the Crater Walk rewards you with one of the best views in all of Africa.
Visit the Empakaai Crater
Accompanied by qualified professionals, hike down to the crater lake and enjoy the views. A reasonable level of fitness and sturdy hiking shoes are required. This is popular with bird-watchers.
The site of numerous ground-breaking paleontological discoveries, this activity highlights research into the origins of man. It includes a visit to the museum and views of the archaeological digs themselves.
Visit Karatu Market
Experience the hustle and bustle of a modern African open-air market. Not only is this an experience of modern Tanzanian life, you may score a bargain in the process.
A sneak peak of your sanctuary
Go through our gallery of images. Get a feeling if this property speaks to you. Beyond the photos, remember that our warm and friendly Tanzanian staff will be there too to make your stay even more enjoyable.
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