This lodge atmosphere has changed since I last stayed there. I know it is under new management and that is, perhaps the reason for the change. The genets are still hanging out in the rafters of the dining area and they are such pretty little cats. I like the lodge but with the new management it has lost some of its appeal.. If you are looking for luxury, don't go there. It is not about luxury, it is about loving the land and all that it offers. Rooms are adequate, showers are hot and I slept well. The birds are beautiful. Traveling in Tanzania and for that matter, traveling any where, you need to be able to adapt to your surroundings, accept some bumps in the road an just enjoy the beauty around you. Ndutu is a great place for wildlife viewing especially after the rains have come but always you will find a leopard and cheetah...zebra, antelopes ... It is a beautiful area. It is the only place I have ever seen caracal and serval cats. (I don't know if I have spelled those cats correctly.) Ndutu Safari Lodge is not a 5 star but it is comfortable and the food is not bad. I found the staff to be very accommodating .
- 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