Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Neatly perched above the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the Sopa Lodge enjoys a stunning view of the crater floor, which has been preserved so as not to interfere with the natural habitat of locals, wildlife, and flora that still exist within. The Sopa Lodge is the only tourist spot on this side of the crater, so there is more privacy and less chance of eroding the area. The lodge is built of 91 spacious rooms, each decorated in an agreeable manner and huge bay windows to accommodate an unparalleled view. Dining consists of reliable cuisine and something to meet every visitor’s tastes, including African food. Sundowners have an added allure when paired with the evening’s horizon over the crater. Activities include drives around the crater area and entertainment from Maasai dancers.

Ngorongoro Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lodge Poolside
Ngorongoro Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lodge Poolside
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Ngorongoro Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dining Room
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    All of the 91 double bedrooms are very spacious and each two queen sized beds and a separate dressing area. Each room has a glass fronted verandah, where you may enjoy a private view of the Crater The lodge has 6 single rooms, all of which have a queen sized beds and glass fronted sliding doors.

      Sopa Restaurants

      The restaurant is in the shape of a rondvale, has a high roof and large glass windows to view the crater. From the inside the ceiling resembles the inside of an umberella The menus offer good choice and at dinner you will have the opportunity to try a traditional African dish. The restaurant area serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea can be taken in the coffee bar or outside. High teas can be arranged for children and we are happy to cater for special diets if advised in advance. Temperatures can drop in the evening and the bar area offers a cosy environment, with real fires and comfortable seating to enjoy a pre-dinner or bedtime drink. The bar offers a selection of drinks, cocktails, wines and liqueur coffee. The lodge also serves a gala dinners. Sundowners are prepared with bar snacks or canapes, and sometimes with 45 minutes of open bar. Meals can also be taken as bush breakfasts, sometimes in barbeque style or accompanied by champagne.

        Sopa Activities

        The internet cafe is a recent addition to the lodge, offering you the chance to be in touch with loved ones at home or simply upload those stunning pictures from the Crater. Ngorongoro Sopa have the only swimming pool on the rim of the crater. Those looking to relax can lounge beside the pool, whilst enjoying a cooling drink. Maasai dancers also regularly visit to share entertaining dances and performances for guests.

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