Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Nestled on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater at 2,286 meters above sea level (with a 600 m sheer drop down to the crater floor), the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge affords one of the greatest views of the crater. The lodge is a 3-hour drive from Arusha and 90 minutes from Manyara. The airstrip is only a 10-minute drive away. The Lodge is moderately priced, as it is with the other properties in the Wildlife Lodges chain.

NUMBER OF ROOMS & DESCRIPTION:
Its 75 rooms have bathrooms en suite, and the lounge features a fireplace and panoramic windows which open on to a terrace serving as an observation deck for the crater below.

RESTAURANTS & BAR:
Empakai Bar: There is one bar open daily in the main lounge area. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, very inviting on those chilly evenings at Ngorongoro Crater.
Rhino Restaurant: The restaurant provides three meals daily, although varied options are available dependent on occupancy, for example; bush dinner etc.
Menus are varied between buffet and a la carte depending on occupancy

OTHER FACILITIES & SERVICES:
24 hour reception. Mailing Service, Currency exchange facilities, Fax and telephone, Major credit cards accepted, Game activities, TV lounge with selected, DSTV, , Nature walks and hikes, 24 hour security, Outdoor chess, Laundry facilities, Safes at reception, Cell phone reception, Nurse available for medical assistance, Airstrip nearby for domestic airlines, Bird Watching, and Babysitting by prior arrangement.

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge is situated about 30 kms from the Ngorongoro Crater. The place is very neatly tucked away on a coffee farm in the hills near to the town of Karatu.

NUMBER OF ROOMS & DESCRIPTION:
There are a total of 14 double rooms of which 6 can be converted into triples. All the rooms are individually furnished in varying themes. The most interesting is room 5, the honeymoon suite. This room has a special shower/ Jacuzzi bath which has millions of buttons for the various settings. It is highly recommended for a romantic night. Further down the garden is the group house. If a group or family is travelling through Tanzania, then this is really recommended. There are 4 double suites, all en suite and a large dining room where the guests can have their meals. There are also facilities available for younger children. The decor is a European African theme and all rooms are decorated individually.

Plantation Lodge2

OTHER FACILITIES & SERVICES:
As this is a private home type lodge there is not much in terms of facilities offered. They do have a fantastic pool area.