Once home to a giant volcano rumoured to have been higher than Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater now acts as a protective basin for flourishing fauna and flora. Considered the only intact caldera in the world, measuring 2,000ft deep and covering 26,000ha, it is unsurprising that Ngorongoro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Manor at Ngorongoro, located on Shangri-La Coffee plantation, brings its own brand of luxury to this bountiful part of Tanzania.
Views from the rim of Ngorongoro are resplendent whilst the floor of the crater is populated with game. The Lerai Forest in the southwest is rumoured to have the best leopard sightings on the continent. Visitors will be treated to sights of Maasai herdsmen watching over their cattle, while natural predators roam the area in search of their next meal. Some of the last free-ranging black rhinos graze in some parts, while African elephants wander trails of old.
All 10 cottages include en-suite bathrooms, private decks, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The Manor houses an extensive library, snooker table, steam and sauna room – perfect places to relax and socialise after an exciting day exploring.