Ndutu Lodge is a charming location in the middle of nowhere on the border of the NCA/SNP and we were impressed and happy that we were staying here 2 nights. The location was fantastic with animals roaming around the lodge (we saw zebras, giraffes, gazelles, ginny fowls, cape buffalo, hares and lots of birds) and we really felt a part of the place. We had room 35 - right at the end and had a herd of cape buffalos sleep outside out room for the night! We liked the privacy of our own little "houses" with a balcony outside perfect for scouting animals sitting outside. Beds and rooms were comfortable and clean. The water is soapy as other has mentioned which is natural there but its okay. Food was good, not amazing and there was little choices but good and the staff were really nice. The main lodge bar/dining area was really nice and had character like someone's home which gave it a nice homey feeling. It was nice to have a firepit outside too. Overall a great place to stay right in the middle of one of the best safari areas and recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ndutu Safari Lodge, shaded by majestic acacia trees, is situated in the south-eastern part of the Serengeti. The Lodge has thirty four cottages, all built with local materials, with individual verandahs facing Lake Ndutu. Tucked away from the madding crowd, Ndutu offers peace and tranquility. Stay close to the lodge and enjoy our resident wildlife or go for a drive to explore the surrounding plains or marsh area. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge. Karibuni. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ndutu Safari Hotel Arusha
- Ndutu Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area