52 large chalet rooms with corrugated sheeted roofs, semi-detached cottages set along a forest fringe provide generous living space in 25 twin, 17 double, and 7 triple room – six of them are interconnected. A further 3 suites can accommodate larger groups and families (Read more on Ngorongoro crater accommodation options). All rooms and suites are incredibly spacious, with large, comfortable, mosquito netted beds, easy chairs, table and a telephone. They are decorated with delightful ethnic hangings, carved wood and wrought iron. All have roomy en-suite bathrooms with tiled shower. Some suites have beautiful carved stone baths. Sunny, private verandahs with expansive views front convenient walkways. Wheelchair access is no problem. An elegant, thatched main lodge houses a restaurant, cosy lounge with ornamented fireplace for cooler nights, and an extensive stilted decking for outdoor dining overlooking superb views of looming Oldeani Volcano. A central fire pit illuminates a display area for Maasai music and dancing. Limited internet, cell phone and landline access are possible. A massage room is available for relaxing therapy – book in advance with AfricanMecca. There is also an attractive swimming pool where lantern-lit evening meals can be enjoyed. Extensive gardens, fragrant with Queen of the Night in huge flower beds, banks of scarlet canna lilies and massive, isolated banana palms, lead away to vegetable gardens and geometrical rows of coffee bushes before the eye is drawn to misty, distant hills. Marabou storks, like dispirited pterodactyls, stalk the lawns, heads down and shoulders hunched. You are in no doubt that you are on safari holiday in Africa.