The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is located about 4.5 hours drive from Arusha. Most of this drive is on a tarmac road, so is smooth and comfortable.
Tarangire National Park is about 2.5 hours drive from Arusha and is about half way between the two. Also on the way to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is Lake Manyara. Both Lake Mayara and Tarangire make good stopping poinst to break up the journey.
Past the Crater is the Serengeti National Park, which is about another 2.5 hours from the crater.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has the most spectacular rooms all made in the African way to give you a true African feeling.
The colonial-style interiors combine silver, gold and ruby colours under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs. Antiques, plump cushions, voluptuous raw silk curtains and tall, leather-backed chairs complete the picture.
This design blends with African art elements in unexpected harmony. They each have a central living area and viewing decks overlooking the awesome Ngorongoro Crater. Ancient African nights are evoked by the large fire bowls that flank the entrance to each of the living and dining areas.