Weddings & Special Events

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers an exceptional wedding and honeymoon destination. Guests looking to celebrate weddings and honeymoons at our lodge are spoilt for choice with exceptional locations where they can commemorate their special day.

Depending on the guests’ preference, events can be staged at the romantic vantage point at the edge of the crater rim with a backdrop of the pool, in the untamed bush, or in the intimate indoors.

Our expertise in hosting some of the most outstanding weddings and honeymoons has equipped us with an unrivalled proficiency in turning your vision for your big day into an outstanding reality. For those in search of adventure, a traditional African wedding ceremony and music can be arranged at your request.

Ngorongoro Conservancy

The Ngorongoro conservancy is located in the Crater Highlands of Northeastern Tanzania. The conservancy, an intrinsic part of the Serengeti ecosystem, borders Serengeti National Park to the Northwest and is on the path of the annual wildebeest and zebra migration. From the vast Serengeti National Park plains to the Eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Conservancy Area stretches out into a stunning area of 8,292 Sq. KM. Its magnificent savannah plains, highlands and forest canopies harbour the Big 5, including a dense population of lions, wildebeests, zebras and gazelles.

Ngorongoro Crater

Had it not become the world's sixth-largest unbroken caldera, then what is now known as the Ngorongoro crater could have been a towering volcanic mountain, as high as Kilimanjaro.

The crater is the flagship tourism feature for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed some three million years ago. The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres, with a base area covering 260 square kilometres. The height of the original volcano must have ranged between 4,500 to 5,800 metres high. Apart from the main caldera, Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, the former famous for its stunning waterfalls, and the latter holding a deep lake and lush, green walls.

On the leeward of the Ngorongoro highlands protrudes the iconic Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano and Tanzania's third highest peak after Kilimanjaro and Meru. Known to local people as the Mountain of God, Mount Lengai's last major eruption occurred in 2007. At the mountain's foot is Lake Natron, East Africa's major breeding ground for flamingoes.

The conservancy boasts a harmonious co-existence of man and beast as it is home to the nomadic Maasai pastoralists. Within the conservancy are other renowned natural wonders and heritage sites, including Oldonyo Lengai Mountain, Lake Natron, Olmoti and Empakai craters, and the Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge is a famous archaeological site where the Neanderthal man, the Zinjanthropus, whose skull was discovered at the gorge by Dr. Leaky in 1959.

More information at ngorongorocrater.org

Dining Experience

Lemala Hill Restaurant

The Lemala Hill restaurant offers an exquisite culinary experience with a fusion of continental and local cuisine to cater for all palates. The restaurant is thoughtfully fitted with ceiling to floor glass walls that offer guests panoramic views of the crater as they enjoy an expansive buffet breakfast selection, lunch or dinner. Lunch and dinner are served A la Carte on select days of the week.

Crater View Bar

Get immersed in the décor, which is heavily influenced by rich earthy browns, African artifacts and depictions of Maasai warriors that have been deftly carved onto the towering pillars. The bar’s bold yet welcoming character conveys an infusion of the lodge’s pervasive afro theme and its natural surroundings. Whether you’re inclined towards refined single malt whiskeys, aged red wine or you simply crave the award-winning local beers, the Crater View Bar’s timelessly elegant fireplace offers the ideal place to cozy up during chilly evenings.

Conferences, Meetings & Special Events

Treat your teams to our excellent conferencing facilities whose serenity will boost their productivity. Set atop the highest level of the lodge, the conference room maintains a prime position at the lodge as it proffers a breath-taking view of the crater. The spacious conference room that’s fitted with high ceiling windows assures users a relaxed atmosphere for serious work and light-hearted team activities. Adjoining the conference room is an idyllic spot for team’s to savour mid-session snacks and enjoy sundowner cocktails and glorious sunsets.

Our team is always at your disposal and will tailor-make meeting and conferencing packages to suit your needs.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers an exceptional wedding and honeymoon destination. Guests looking to celebrate weddings and honeymoons at our lodge are spoilt for choice with exceptional locations where they can commemorate their special day.

Depending on the guests’ preference, events can be staged at the romantic vantage point at the edge of the crater rim with a backdrop of the pool, in the untamed bush, or in the intimate indoors.

Our expertise in hosting some of the most outstanding weddings and honeymoons has equipped us with an unrivalled proficiency in turning your vision for your big day into an outstanding reality. For those in search of adventure, a traditional African wedding ceremony and music can be arranged at your request.

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