Perched at 7,500 feet, conveniently located on the western crater rim, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge commands stunning crater floor views from every room. Once a government owned lodge and the first constructed lodge on the Ngorongoro Crater rim, it projects a memorable “Art-Deco meets Africa” experience. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania was formed over 2 million years ago. It is the largest volcanic caldera in the world. Its unbroken rim drops 2000 feet to 100 square miles of grassy plains, woodlands, lakes and marshes. For budget-conscious, adventurous souls who seek convenience and unspecific character, a Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge Safari offers unbeatable opportunities to enjoy spectacular scenery and unrivalled game-viewing in widely varied habitats. Steep facing crater walls are hung with forest and protect a unique ecosystem, with lush grass and year-round water. This makes the crater a paradise for grazing herbivores, for the predators who prey on them, and for hundreds of Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge guests who emanated on a holiday to Tanzania to marvel at the spectacular diversity of wildlife to be found here: from ubiquitous wildebeest, zebra and lions to rare black rhinoceros. Here, the Rosy-Breasted Longclaw arrives with the rains; the gigantic Lammergeyer carries carrion bones high on thermal air currents to drop and crack them on rocky slopes; Ostriches can be found trotting and scurrying on the plains during your AfricanMecca game drive on the crater floor.