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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The guide books tell us this is the cheapest of the lodges around the crater rim. We can't compare as we haven't been to any of the others. We can say a) Rhino lodge is in an excellent location just a few minutes from the head of the ascent road out of the crater, b) the reception was warm from...

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment from the Belgian manager on site, not the owner. We were delighted to have you here and we will work on the training of our waiters

Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and our friend loved everything about Rhino Lodge, a rustic camp lodge just outside of Ngorongoro Crater. The rooms were large and comfy, and the food in the warm, inviting restaurant was top notch at all meals. In the morning, we could look out windows and see wild animals right at our lanai rails...one morning with a pair...

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are very surprised by the comments of your drivers.. as we do offer appropriate accommodation for them, a lot better then many other places.. they share rooms with four beds maximum (and we have two rooms with only 2 beds), they have clean linen, blankets, free towels and soap.. they have shower and toilet...

Garnerville, New York
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Everything about this lodge was beyond perfect. I wish we never had to leave. Thank you for an amazing and life changing experience. We cannot wait to come back. We will definitely be returning in the near future!!

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment. We were very pleased to have you with us as well. best. Helene

Brockville, Ontario
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Service and hospitality were first rate. The night was cool and so we gladly accepted the offer to build a fire in our fireplace while we enjoyed dinner. Our room was comfortably warm when we retuned to it. Both dinner and breakfast were very good and we set off into...

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. We do hope to see you again at Rhino

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We only stayed for one night but had a very pleasant stay. The room was very cozy and clean. They even have a fireplace in the rooms. There were literally Zebras right outside our room. All staff we interacted with were very helpful and friendly and the wifi in the dining area worked great during non-meal times. Got a bit...

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment, we are very happy you enjoyed our place so much

Bunde, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very nice location with flowering garden, warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, room and bathroom clean and spacious enough, with private balcony. Breakfast and dinner tastfull. Splendid terrace with wonderfull view and sunset. Animals peacefully grazing around.

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment, we are happy you appreciated our property

Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

we arrived here after a long day in the crater and a long and extremely bumpy drive and the room didn't have the electricity turned on in it. the communal area was comfortable and had a nice fire going as it was pretty cold outside. the garden had nice flowers which smelt lovely. the shower was nice and hot and...

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we are glad you overall appreciated your stay in our property. We are sorry the lights were not on when you arrived, we had an issue with the main switch box linked to your room and had to change a fuse although it was checked earlier on. We do apologize for the inconvenience

Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 November 2016

very nice place, nice room and very Hot Water ! everything was clean food could be a bit better, lots of improvement to make for lunch box internet is not always performing though when too much people in the main room

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Rhino L, General Manager at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We do care about your remarks and will try to continue improving our food and lunch boxes

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This wasn't our first choice but very happy staying here. It's further from entrance but they make up for it by having earliest breakfast so you can get down early (important). We saw a rhino in am and if we had been 45 minutes later would have missed it. They have a lovely deck and fireplace (nice as Cole with...

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Thank you for your comment, we are happy you have seen the positive sides of our property

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Room was clean and nicely decorated. Mattress was very comfortable. Patio off room great for viewing wildlife. Room located close to registration desk and dining room. Service exceptional. Great location if visiting crater

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Thank you for your comment, we are glad you appreciated our place

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rhino Lodge is ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. The Lodge was originally the home of Ngorongoro’s first conservator, and its developers have maintained the house’s original rustic, low-impact style and natural setting. Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. Game drives into the crater, and, for the more adventurous, walking safaris in the forest reserve and visits to nearby Maasai villages, can all be arranged from the lodge. And, on return after a long day, 24 comfortable en suite rooms with forest views, a cozy living space, friendly local staff and generous African-inspired meals offer guests a warm welcome home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: RM1,214 - RM3,239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Ngorongoro Rhino Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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“Don't get the rooms on the corners as you can hear your neighbors clearly. ”
 of 5 bubbles BuddyZach, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a balcony overlooking forest so it doesn't matter.”
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“Electrical power is only available from 16h00 - 21h00 so make sure you charge up all your electrical appliances during this time period.”
 of 5 bubbles gbarlow2016, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very good”
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