Spread out along the uppermost, eastern rim of the Ngorongoro World Heritage Site, the lodge offers breathtaking views of the crater floor far below. A day's safari through this unique conservation area provides you with spectacular and memorable game viewing experiences.
The lodge is located on Lemala Hill on the uppermost, eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, in the volcanic highlands of northern Tanzania. The crater forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which covers 8,300sq kms (3,200 sq. miles).
Opened in 1992, the lodge can accommodate 190 guests in 92 suites, each enjoying wall-to-wall carpeting, central heating, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private solarium which offers stunning views either down into the crater floor below or of the setting sun over the western horizon.
Communications :The lodge has direct-dial satelite telephone facilities as well as satellite television and wildlife-video-film options. A number of lodge electrical generating systems provide 240volts, 50 cycles 24 hours a day. Our water supply comes from nearby springs but guests are advised not to drink from the taps. Instead, complimentary bottled mineral water is provided in the mini bars while further stocks are available for sale in the main bar.Kids of all ages are welcome to the lodge, special meals at convenient times and baby sitters are provided on request. Guest shops stock a wide selection of curios, gift items, clothing, film, sweets, postcards, personal requisites and toiletries. A swimming pool is situated on the very edge of the crater itself and the water is bracing, even invigorating to say the least, at any time of year. However, for those who would prefer the warmth of a shower or bath in their suite, the pool is a perfect area to unwind and relax while enjoying the views of the crater floor below or of the sunsets in the evenings.
The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant, up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch style architecture. Accommodation is in luxurious cottages, each commanding fantastic views of the landscape and surrounded by fragrant flower gardens and age-old trees. The interiors are plush and beautifully appointed with period furniture evoking an old world charm.
20 guest cottages each featuring private courtyard and deck, en suite bathroom with traditional bathtub and rain shower, indoor & outdoor fireplaces and hairdryer. Two bedroom family cottages feature separate entrance to each bedroom, private pool & deck, private dining area, home entertainment centre, private courtyard and large living room area with indoor & outdoor fireplaces.
Offers a dining conservatory serving superior continental and African cuisine, a lounge and bar area with access to outdoor decks and fire pits, intimate, formal and casual dining areas and a wine cellar*, featuring wines from around the world. Fireplaces and comfortable seating areas feature throughout the indoor living areas. Leisure facilities include a snooker room, safari boutique & art gallery, library/study with wi-fi internet access, tennis courts, horse-back riding*, adult and children's bicycle trail, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Activities include coffee tasting* and guided estate walks*, Crater floor picnics*, Masai cultural visits* and Masai market shopping trail.
*Various charges payable locally.
A beautiful lodge at the edge of the Ngorongoro Tropical Forest, The lodge is operated as an eco-friendly small scale lodge with 15 tented rooms, all on platforms with magnificent views over the Ngorongoro Forest.
The rooms are spacious and all have ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and toilets. For those chilly upland nights enjoy the warmth of your own African-style firepot.
Wake up to the sounds of the awakening forest as a night full of nocturnal wildlife activities gives away to mistily rising sunlight.
Complementary coffee and tea are served on your veranda in the morning. Enjoy the refreshing beverage in the early morning light as you prepare for another day full of your activities of choice.
Crater lodge consists of three adjacent, glamorous camps with 30 Maasai-inspired suites perched on stilts on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. From the outside, this unobtrusive lodge resembles a magical Maasai village, and was described by travel magazine, Discover Africa, as "Versailles meets Maasai in the game lodge at the edge of the world". Set in classic crescents, each stone and thatch suite has spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom, yet is almost invisible from the crater floor.
North and South Camp have 12 suites each, while intimate Tree Camp has six suites. All have an en suite bathroom and chandelier-lit bath-tub and shower. Inspired decor and eclectic design make these romantic camps ideal for celebrating a special occasion.
Each sumptuous suite is discreetly tended by a personal butler, who will bring you tea in bed, stoke your fireplace and draw your bath, scattering the water with rose petals, ready for your enjoyment.
Askaris (Maasai warrior security guards) accompany you to and from your room at night.
The sumptuous colonial-style interiors combine silver, gold and ruby colours under banana-leaf ceilings and grass roofs. Crystal chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors reflecting carved Zanzibar wall panelling decorated with goldleaf. Huge bowls filled with long-stemmed red roses complement the Persian carpets and velvet bedspreads. Antiques, plump cushions, voluptuous raw silk curtains and tall, leather-backed chairs complete the picture. This opulent design blends with African art elements in unexpected harmony.
Each of the exclusive camps operates independently. They each have a central living area and viewing decks overlooking the awesome crater. Ancient African nights are evoked by the large fire bowls that flank the entrance to each of the living and dining areas.
Pan-African cuisine is served in our outdoor dining area or dining room, where evening log fires flicker between silver screens. The domed dining room, with its welcoming fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, treat ever meal as a special occasion. Truly food for the soul, this melange of traditional African recipes is enhanced by Africa's famous spices - saffron, vanilla, cumin and nutmeg.
Often described as the ‘Eighth’ Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro crater is so spectacular that it touches all the senses. A volcanic crater of over 259 square kilometres with surrounding walls rising 609 metres above it, the crater is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals, including the black rhino. It is also a conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe.
The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built onto the rim of this amazing natural phenomenon, a stunning plant and local creeper covered stone lodge where guests co-exist in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural environment and wildlife. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, close to some of the earliest dwellings of man in Olduvai Gorge, has taken their cave paintings as inspiration. It is built of stones and boulders and is literally hidden in the vegetation of the crater’s rim, disappearing completely from view from the crater’s floor.
The interiors are filled with exquisite wooden furniture and African artefacts, and stunning frescoes adorn the walls of many rooms and public areas. All bedrooms have private terraces with uninterrupted views across the grasslands, forests, lakes and rivers that make up the crater floor.
The hotel has 75 rooms. Activities include game drives through the crater where you will see a microcosm of Africa in one day, bush walks, picnic lunches, excursions to the nearby Oldavai Gorge, the ‘birthplace of mankind’ and a variety of cultural events.
Ngorongoro Crater is often referred as The Eighth Wonder of the World…
A large caldera 600 meters deep that hosts the most unique eco – system on Earth, with 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on Earth playing a key role in the maintenance of the ecological balance.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of this Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level.
The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl.
From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 75 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open – air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole crater.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable Safari Experience from its privileged location, unrivalled by any other both for game viewing and scenery.
A lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, in Ololdukan, a 500 acre coffee farm located only 4 kms. from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Lolduare gate. Ngorongoro Farm House provides an experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of old times. Three separate and intimate camps of 9 comfortable bungalows, attractively built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials. The huge main building with a thatched roof contains the reception, bar, dining area, library and lounge with a fireplace where guests can enjoy a rest during the cool evenings in the highlands.
Guest areas are completed by a swimming pool with superb views of Oldeani Volcano and a craft shop. There is an organic vegetable and flower garden that covers some acres. Guests enjoy excellent home made cuisine prepared using the dairy and fresh vegetables produced by the farm all year around
Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the southern Serengeti eco-system. The lodge nestles unobtrusively under a canopy of giant acacias overlooking a soda lake, Lake Ndutu, and offers a superb base from which to explore the swamps, woodlands, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. Ndutu Safari Lodge has been a favourite with professional wildlife photographers and film-makers for the past four decades, simply because it’s one of the best places to watch wildlife.
Ndutu Safari Lodge consists of 34 stone cottages that extend from the central, open-sided bar, lounge and dining room. Each room has its own verandah that overlooks Lake Ndutu. All rooms have en-suite facilities. The cottages are made from local materials and offer comfortable, tasteful accommodation. Four rooms have a king-size bed and there are also four family rooms accommodating up to four people. All other rooms have two single beds. Rooms are single storey and are accessible with a wheel chair.
The lodge offers good quality home cooking. Breakfast is available from 7am onwards. For those wanting an earlier start they can have either a continental or picnic breakfast. A three-course lunch is served from 12.30pm through to 2pm.
Dinner is a hearty four course affair and is served from 7.30pm through to 9pm. A vegetarian alternative is always offered and any special needs will be catered for. From 6am onwards tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day on a complimentary basis in the lounge area. Guests can also request early morning drinks to be delivered to their rooms.
There will be a camp fire to relax around every evening and for those not wanting to sit outside, the bar provides a warm, cosy atmosphere. The genets, small spotted cat-like animals, usually make an appearance, as they gaze down at you from the rafters.
A full laundry service is offered and telephone, fax and email are available at the lodge. Internet access is also possible. There is a well-stocked gift shop at the lodge selling a wide range of curios and also a variety of toiletries and chocolates.
There is an airstrip just 1km away from the lodge so in the event of a serious illness or accident the Flying Doctors from Nairobi can evacuate someone . We highly recommend that guests have temporary Flying Doctors membership for their safari to Tanzania.
There are no fences around Ndutu Safari Lodge and wild animals wander through at all hours of day and night. Guests, for their own safety, are requested to stay within the lodge grounds. During the evening, watchmen are on duty and are on hand to escort guests back to their rooms. The watchmen remain on duty throughout the night.
The Serengeti is unique ~ one of the world's last great animal reserves. The thrill of big game at close range, the excitement of the leopard's cough close by camp, the signature Acacia trees, the romance of dining and showering al fresco, beneath the Southern Cross, and sleeping in a traditional safari camp in real untamed Africa.
Serengeti Savannah Camps are about a safe, fun "bush" experience and the simple comforts of a private safari camp - without the high cost.
Serengeti Savannah Camps are like lion prides - they blend into the bush, their form follows function and they are found close to the migrating wildebeest and zebras.
Each fully equipped camp is designed for traditional safari comfort.
Great service, great food, camp-baked fresh bread, cold drinks, and the legendary, traditional Tanzanian warm welcome add to the discerning traveller's experience.
Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti ...
To stay at Plantation Lodge is to immerse yourself in a world of rest and relaxation. The lodge’s 16 rooms lie generously distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden. Individuality is a major feature of Plantation Lodge, where each room has its own style, choice accessories and bouquets of fresh flowers from the garden that put the cherry on the cake. The lodge’s roommaids care conscientiously for the rooms and are happy to see to the guests’ needs.
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