returning to ngorongoro for a photo-op in less than a year, we decided to stay off the rim. after a lovely tarmac road from manyara, you hit a short bumpy country road running through a coffee estate, which has its own great charm. once you are at the property, you are transported into another world of great comfort, attention from staff and great food. best of all, other than every small request promptly being attended to, the gorgeous lady Yanni who manages the property along with her husband, spent real quality time chatting with us and making us feel at home and ensuring that we got everything we needed or wanted... it was amazingly quiet and peaceful and if we hadn't plugged all outr time for being in the NGO crater, we would have spent lots of time at the health club which looked out of this world... in any case the wife completely flipped out over the hot "petal" bath that was run for her as soon as we got back from the game drive. an added compliment for the food (we are vegetarians) which was inventive as well as perfect in taste.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1500 acre, Shangri-La Estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro is reminiscent of a elegant, up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture. The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20-luxurious guest cottage suites, is one of the first luxury safari experiences in the region to fuse East African safari hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and décor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Manor At Ngorongoro Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area