Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge the 98-room lodge is well located on the eastern crater rim (the sunset-watching side) – it’s convenient for Empakaai and the Crater Highlands, less so if you’re heading to the Serengeti. The rooms are spacious but plain, and many lack views or have only limited sight lines: request the top floor. There’s hot water only in the morning and evening. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge features free Wi-Fi and outdoor pool in Ngorongoro, 6 km from Loongoku Cultural Village and 6 km from Mt Lemakarot. Complimentary private parking is available on site.