The lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres, a few hundred metres from the rim of the Crater.

Coming from the East (Arusha), 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. This enables you to spend the maximum time possible in the crater without having to drive far distances to reach your accommodation.

3° 15’ 25” S
35° 31’ 31” E

Our location

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.


By car: Rhino Lodge is about a 45-minute drive from the small town of Karatu and an easy 3 hours from Arusha. Coming from the Serengeti, it is about an hour and a half’s drive from the Naabi Hill gate.

By air: The nearest airstrip, serviced by our trusted local scheduled safari airlines, is Manyara, about 1.5 hours drive from the lodge. The flight from Arusha to Manyara airstrip takes about 40 minutes. Scheduled safari flights operate daily from Arusha with connecting flights from both Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. Guests can also fly-in from other parts of the country: Selous, Ruaha, Serengeti and Mwanza.

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