Ngorongoro Conservation Area Camps and Lodges

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Country Lodge Karatu

Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community.

The Lodge symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • King or twin beds
  • Mosquito nets
  • Uniquely designed stone bathrooms with shower
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Bottled water provided
  • Fireplace (lit on request)
  • Internet available
  • Safari or lounge chairs
  • Veranda with chairs and table

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge provides guests with something different – simple homey comforts. The lodge is a small sanctuary on the edge of Karatu town where safari travelers can take a break from the dusty roads and enjoy fresh country cuisine, a cool garden environment, and stellar Tanzanian hospitality.

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • Cottages Set Throughout a Lushly Landscaped Property
  • Mosquito-netted King or Twin Beds
  • Fireplace
  • Large Bathroom with Shower
  • Private Veranda
  • Lounge and Fully Stocked Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage Room

Ngorongoro Farm House

The farm originally belonged to a German settler who devoted his land to the cultivation of coffee towards the end of the 19th century.

Since then, the farm has had several owners, leading to its acquisition by Tanganyika Wilderness Camps, who began the process of rehabilitation and reforestation.

Stylish and sophisticated, yet refreshingly simple, Ngorongoro Farm House provides an original safari experience. The lodge has three separate and intimate camps, which have been built in the style of an old colonial farm and tastefully decorated using rustic local materials.

Ngorongoro Farm House is a perfect place to relax and to enjoy activities not available in the bush. The lodge also offers the possibility of cycling and walking around the scenic coffee plantation.

An exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano at the foot of Ngorongoro Crater.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • Chalet-style Rooms Built in the Style of the Old Colonial Farms
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Internal Telephone
  • 24hr Electricity
  • Lounge/bar and restaurant serving homemade cuisine
  • Large Terrace with Spectacular Views of the Oldeani Volcano
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage Cabin
  • Souvenir Shop

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge itself is an architectural marvel, built on the rim of a collapsed volcano that boasts the most magnificent views over the crater floor.

The Crater is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, the rare and endangered black rhino, mighty bull elephants, cheetahs, leopards, lions, herds of gazelle and hartebeest.

Offers a restaurant, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, tv lounge, gift shop, game drives, bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and visits to the Masai village.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • 92 suites with en suite bathroom
  • Lounge and verandah with glass sliding doors
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Children’s Menu
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Special Diets
  • Sundowners
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone at Reception

Ang'ata Ngorongoro Camp

On the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater within 10 minutes of drive down to the crater floor. Set under the Acacia Forest inside the Crater boundaries at 2600m altitude.

Our smallest camp with 8 Guest Tents including a 2 tent Family unit, a lounge and a dining tent. Each guest tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity desk and flush toilets.

Depending on request a King-size bed or 2 Twin beds or triples are available. The lounge is the place to meet other travellers and share your day’s Safari stories while enjoying a complementary cup of Tanzanian Coffee or Tea.

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the dining tent, freshly prepared by our Chefs on a daily basis. Bush TV (local name for camp fire) is lit when the weather permits.

Pakulala Safari Camp

Perched on the edge of the famous Ngorongoro Crater with magnificent views of the Crater floor. 11 tents offering an elegant fusion of modern and classic accommodation, en suite bathrooms adorned with fresh flowers and cristal, porcelain and wooden platters makes every meal a special occasion, blending elegant simplicity with a laid-back style.

In the evening, guests gather around the campfire for sundowners before dining. The camp works closely with the local Masai community who often provide dances and talks on Masai life, their cultures, traditions and ceremonies. Guest enjoy the opportunity to interact with the Masai, learning more about their traditional lifestyle.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • Family rooms
  • Lounge / Bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor fireplace

The Retreat at Ngorongoro

Bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The barren land inspired us to develop the already existing natural, raw beauty and turn it into something more: a Retreat, an oasis of sorts. Thus, the idea of “The Retreat at Ngorongoro” developed.

We wanted to showcase Africa’s beauty & bounty – areas not always shown to the world and embarked on stage one: to bring “life” to this place with a serious tree planting project that would also serve to off-set our carbon footprint. Planting over 40,000 indigenous trees, wasn’t an easy task, often losing many saplings to elephants trampling as well as shortage of water in the area, but we persisted, replanted; bought water for watering the trees during the dry seasons…. and success followed. The tree planting did much more than just enhance the already beautiful land; it brought in numerous bird species (hence our bird-themed concept of the lodge), insects and other small animals. It changed drastically the climate here which you will experience as you drive up dry, dusty roads & villages into this beautiful oasis.

Indigenous plants and flowers continue to blossom while our natural garden & orchard produce fruit and vegetables that are served at the Kipepeo Restaurant at the lodge. We proudly harvest our own Honey, Roast our own coffee, Make our own jams, juices, and use firewood from the pruned branches of the trees we planted. Drought resistant plants and grasses have been used in most areas and the trees planted attract rainfall that keep our gardens lush. Solar panels are used to heat water at the Lodge.

We have trained & created a livelihood for many people from the surrounding villages (from security personnel and gardeners to housekeepers, waiters and cooks) purchase of Fresh Milk, local eggs, Education for the very young, in the surrounding villages, is provided at a school built by us, which is a 5minute walk from the lodge.

The Retreat, is strategically located near the 8th wonder of the world, the world Famous Ngorongoro Crater. In close proximity also lies the Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Eyasi; and The Endoro falls & elephant caves. Activities offered at the lodge range from Day trips to the national parks, walking safaris and mountain biking to Quad biking, cultural visits to the local Iraqw tribe and tree planting.

We truly are so proud of our achievement and warmly welcome you to sample our bit of paradise… Welcome to The Retreat at Ngorongoro!

Karatu Simba Lodge

The lodge is situated deep in the farming area of the Karatu district and nestled right alongside the Ngorongoro Forest where elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, and plenty of other wildlife roam freely.

Karatu Simba Lodge, surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the Tanzanian countryside, provides a warm welcome, a relaxing atmosphere and attentive service. After a wonderful day of game watching, you can stretch out on a wooden deck and admire the striking sunset and the star-filled African sky whilst sipping on your drink of choice.

About a 30-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, approximately four kilometres off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

There is a large dining room where delicious tasty continental meals, made from the finest local ingredients, are served. Bread, rolls, cakes and pastries are baked fresh every day. You can relax in the lounge and bar area with your favourite tipple. Cool off in the heat of the day in the swimming pool. Relax around the campfire at night and recount the wildlife sightings of the day. There is free wi-fi in the common areas. For a taste of local life, explore the nearby town of Karatu with its shops, markets and brick factories.

Accommodation Amenities:

Six tented rondavels and 11 cottages are all tastefully furnished, have en suite bathrooms with shower and flush toilet, solar energy and hot water, mosquito nets and in room safe. Each room also has a private deck where you can sit and enjoy the wonderful scenery.

Acacia Farm Lodge

The Unique configuration of the luxury suites provides for privacy and solitude for couples and smaller groups visiting the lodge. Whether you are traveling alone or you are a couple on your exclusive, romantic, private safari or a family looking to occupy your little ones or even a group with a diverse range of requirements, Acacia Farm Lodge is the place to be.

Well-appointed and creatively designed and decorated public areas and the luxurious accommodations ensure a wonderful stay to every guest visiting us while the gardens and lawns, manicured and healthily growing in the fertile soil of this area are a feast for the eye.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • 32 Luxury Mini-Suites
  • Rock-built Rooms with Panoramic Private Balconies
  • Dining Room and Bar with Central Fire
  • Extensive Viewing Terraces
  • Wedding Planning and Honeymoon Venue
  • Gift Shop and Business Centre, Wi-fi and Conference Centre

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings.

At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheater far below.

Ngorongoro hotel lodge is a place that feels as ancient as the Crater itself, yet no modern comfort has been spared in an effort to bring you the best safari adventure in Africa and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • 74 Guest Rooms and One Suite
  • Rock-built Rooms with Panoramic Private Balconies
  • Dining Room and Bar with Central Fire
  • Extensive Viewing Terraces
  • Wedding Planning and Honeymoon Venue
  • Gift Shop and Business Centre, Wi-fi, Tented Conference Centre

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

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.

Ngorongoro highlands, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the 1500-acre Shangri-La Estate.

Offers a dining conservatory serving superior continental and African cuisine, a lounge and bar area with access to outdoor decks, 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 and art gallery, library/study with wi-fi internet access, horse-back riding, adult and children’s bicycle trail and swimming pool. Activities include coffee tasting and guided estate walks, Crater floor picnics, and Masai market shopping trail.

Accommodation Amenities:

  • 10 guest cottages (20 suites) each featuring private courtyard and deck
  • En suite bathroom with traditional bathtub and rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
  • Private dining area

Oldeani Safari Lodge

A 5-star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated with 360-degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

The lodge is accessed over a pond and one’s first impression is the grand central hallway with wooden trusses looking out over the fire place, infinity pool and out onto the Mount Oldeani, which is part of the caldera of the world famous Ngorongoro crater, only 12Kms away!

Oldeani Safari Lodge is the ideal place in which to base your Northern Safari Experience. The Ngorongoro Crater, Oldeani, Lake Eyasi, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Highlands are just a short drive from the lodge.

Ngorongoro Neptune Luxury Lodge

This all-suite log cabin style retreat, set in 50 acres of bush land in the Ngorongoro, is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater.

The formal dining room features an outdoor terrace and offers healthy option buffet and à la carte for breakfast and à la carte lunch and dinner. Enjoy the African sun on the sundeck or cool off in the pool. Relax and enjoy your favourite drink or cocktail in the Zebra Bar. Bush dinners and sundowner cocktails can be organized in dedicated areas around campfires. The Mvua African Rain Spa offers a host of soothing and rejuvenating treatments. There is also a library, a drugstore and a safari boutique.

Accommodation Amenities:

20 luxury suites in individual cottages with open fireplaces in the bedroom and living room and large private viewing terraces with sofa and dining area. Each suite has en suite facilities with solar water heating, king size 4-poster bed, 2 full size day beds, wireless internet connection, telephone, safe, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and large terrace.

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