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Best Budget Lodges in Ngorongoro

One of the questions that will into someone’s mind when they are thinking about visiting this area is the accommodation they will use. Accommodation in the Ngorongoro conservation area is divided into the Standard or budget, the mid range and luxury accommodation.

The Budget Lodges in Ngorongoro will be basic and will not have some amenities like swimming pools, the restaurant may also be average, and they will be located usually in the towns and may be a little noisy.

The mid range accommodation will have better amenities like WIFI, swimming pool and will prepared meals. The service will be a little better. The luxury accommodation will be a little up there will very many exclusive services.

Most of the luxury lodges in the Ngorongoro conservation area will be located with good views of the Ngorongoro crater.

Budget/Standard accommodation in Ngorongoro.

  • Bougainvillea Safari Lodge- Prices is from US$140 for a room per night.
  • Ngorongoro Simba Campsite- Camping costs from about US$35 per tent.
  • Other budget accommodation facilitates are in Karatu Town.

Do the Lodges accept credit cards?

Most budget lodges will not accept credit cards but you can use the ATMs and withdraw the money. There are some that will accept cards though. The Mid range and luxury accept all cards.

Best Time to Visit

The time to visit the Ngorongoro will be determined by your budget and time available otherwise the area can be visited anytime of the year.

Peak season

The season usually comes in the dry months of Mid June to September and December to February. The Longer period of June to September however also comes with the wildebeest migration and there for if this is your major interest then this is the perfect timing for you.

Rainy/Low Season

The rains also come twice a year between the months of March to Mid June and October to November. This time usually has very few people and those that want the area to themselves you are to use this timing. The grass it also green and its good for those who want to do photography. This doesn’t mean that this being a rainy season then its rains all day and all times.

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