Location

Rhino Lodge Map Ngorongoro
Rhino Lodge Map

Coming from the East, Rhino is the first lodge after entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area through the Loduare Gate. From the lodge it is only 20 minutes to reach the Seneto descent road into the Crater, and the Lerai ascent road is less than 5 minutes drive away.

GPS COORDINATES:
3° 15’ 25” S
35° 31’ 31” E

The lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres, a few hundred metres back from the rim of the Crater. What it loses in terms of outlook over the Crater, it more than makes up for with its views of untouched high montane forest with Mount Oldeani (3,200 metres) dominating the background, and Mount Makarot in the distance (3130 metres).

Stretching across 8,300 square km of dense forest, vast grasslands, and a multitude of stunning craters and lakes, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

aerial rhino lodge
Rhino Lodge is only a couple hundred meters from the crater rim

The crater floor is a natural sanctuary for thousands of wildlife species, and is one of the world’s last remaining areas where the endangered black rhino continue to breed and thrive naturally in the wild.

The conservation area is also kind to its human populations: its carefully managed multiple land use philosophy ensures the peaceful co-existence of the Maasai and the natural environment, with about 42,000 Maasai peoples still living inside the conservation area.

Maasai people of Tanzania
Maasai women
A Maasai boma in ngorongoro conservancy
A Maasai household (boma) near Rhino Lodge