Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Guest Stories
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback on how the &Beyond experience has touched our guests. For many of them, a life-long love affair with Africa's wide open spaces and its incredible wildlife has started at one of our lodges across the continent. Others have formed lasting friendships with the warm and welcoming &Beyonders they have met on safari. Here is just a sample of the incredible comments we have been receiving from our guests staying at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Paul Brady - Amazing
"We arrived at our last stop on our first African experience, which included the Great Migration, to an amazing place - the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge."
The setting was on the Crater rim, the service was outstanding, the rooms and dining areas were exceptional in design - it was quite a unique experience. It was the perfect end to our trip to relax in such a magnificent location and to enjoy the best accommodation on the planet. I've recommended this to so many people as a special place they must visit.
Graeme Loughlin - Awe inspiring
"Awe inspiring and vast, the views and the grandeur were humbling."
With stylish luxury and wonderful food, we never wanted to leave that beautiful spot at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Guest - Better than Perfect
BETTER THAN PERFECT
"Between the beautiful Swahili Choir, the Double Champagne bottle wedding, the sunset/fireside bottle of Pink champagne, the sunset sail cruise, the triple layer wedding cake, the 99,000,000 million roses AND the beautiful singing of the staffs at Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Lodge ……… "
YOU made an otherwise (simply) LUXURY safari turn into a “fairy-tale” trip!!
Guest - Birthday surprise
"&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is truly the nicest place I’ve ever stayed. We saw much animal drama and practically every animal we could have possibly seen or wanted to see. I can’t say enough about our butler, Safari. He truly made the trip for us. We enjoyed his company and counsel immensely, and he took the time to teach us more Swahili and the history of the lodge, its construction and so on. "
The apex of our trip was most definitely when Safari arranged for Lauren to receive a surprise birthday cake at the end of one evening’s entertainment. We were both completely surprised and Lauren was in tears within 30 seconds. It was absolutely amazing and it meant a lot to her. The cake, like everything else we ate, was simply spectacular. The roses were spectacular and my particular fondness for orange roses was satisfied very happily. I had both a herd of Cape Buffalo and a large bull elephant grazing outside our hut and it thrilled me. The manager was superb and saw to every detail perfectly. The fires in the fireplace, the heated mattress pads and the drawn baths were over-the-top luxuries that I thought were amazing. I sincerely appreciated the special touches like the bags of coffee and the home made candies in our room. I used the gym-in-a-bag and found it very nice and relaxing to exercise out on the large deck overlooking the Crater.
Judy Thomson - Bliss
"We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Ngorongoro Crater. We were sitting having the most fabulous dinner when the staff started singing and winding their way through the dining room, carrying candles, a cake, etc. It was deep, soulful singing. Suddenly they surrounded us at our table and sang to us with such volume and soulfulness. It was so beautiful."
We felt as if we were being lifted up and presented to the gods. Both my husband and I were so moved. We were both tearful. No one else and nothing else existed for us. We were transported into our own world of love and beauty. When the singing finally stopped there was not a sound in the dining room. It was totally still. There was not a dry eye amongst the other guests. It was a curious moment ... a moment in time that is remembered forever. An American couple came over to speak to us. They were so touched by the experience. We subsequently hosted them in Cape Town and have made wonderful new friends. What made it more amazing was that we had only told the &Beyond representative it was our 20th anniversary. She must have passed on the information. The celebration was a complete and utter surprise. Our memorable moment in time. Thank you &Beyond.
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