About three million years ago an enormous volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself much to the hilarity of the other volcanoes who laughed so much they blew their own tops. This massive event created what is known today as the Ngorongoro Crater. For millions of years the crater has held 100 square miles of fertile plain where wildlife has flourished. Human ancestors lived here and modern humans have been here for at least 2000 years. The Crater Lodge is perched on the edge. From your room or restaurant you can gaze over this ancient enclosure. Your room is a Maasai-inspired mud-walled construction with a luxurious interior. Everything you need will be supplied by your personal butler and professional game-rangers will take you out to explore the crater day or night. With over 30,000 animal species living there, a close encounter is guaranteed. Expect amazing outdoor lunches and buffets, the chance to see tribal dances and lions and zebras too. At night your fireplace is lit and the fabulous domed dining room serves amazing meals.