We stayed at the Plantation Lodge on safari while visiting Lake Manyara (about 90 min east) and the Ngorongoro Crater (30 min west). Well located if you want to do game viewing at these parks. A drive down a dusty, red clay dirt road reveals this cozy lodge set amidst a coffee plantation.
The atmosphere is probably more German/Dutch plantation than African, but well apointed. Rooms individually decorated with nice furnishings. We were upgraded to the Zanzibar suite which was outstanding.
Service is polite and attentive if not overly polished. The food is good-very good (breakfast is the weakest link) and there is a nice bar for a pre/post dinner drink and nibbles.
-Well located for Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara game viewing (great picnic lunches)
-Nice, individually decorated rooms.
-Quiet, serene atmosphere (a good break post game drive)
-If you want a view of the Crate from your lodging--this isn't for you (30 min away)
-Decor is more german/dutch than African.
- Also Known As:
- The Plantation Lodge And Safaris
- The Plantation Lodge & Safaris Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area