Loved the room, great great service. Food (diner, breakfast) was excellent. Room was large, clean, hot water available. Great service (carried luggage around, super nice) Bar was full of option and cocktails were great
We had one night at Octagon and were very surprised on arriving there at all the shrubbery and peaceful paths to the chalets. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great.
I stayed here while I was on safari, in-between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and because of the COVID lessened travel, was the only person staying when I was there. The owner was wonderful and really at my beck-and-call and even made sure they had a mobile hotspot so I could work remotely.
We were on a 6-day safari with BestDay Safaris and they put us up in the Octagon Lodge on three of the nights - while we were visiting Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park. The property is so incredibly beautiful; it’s like a little slice of paradise in the village of Karatu. Ismaeli was our host, our bartender, our man of all trades here, and he was fantastic; so friendly, so helpful, and so interesting to have a conversation with. Of all the great things here, he was the very best part of our stay. Our room was spacious, and the bed was so comfortable. The hot shower was so welcome after long days of game drives. The property even has a swimming pool and an Irish pub on the grounds! We loved having a drink in the pub after a game drive as our delicious dinners were being prepared in the restaurant. All the food was so tasty, but if you get the chance, ask for a local Tanzanian dinner of stewed goat with ugali and vegetables; it was my favorite meal we had! The whole stay was amazing, and we were sad to leave after three nights.…
What a great place to rest between safaris to the Serengeti and Tanganire and the crater. Great food from the chef and a wonderful staff!!! The only Irish bar in Tanzania was really cool! The Quaint and quiet environment was so relaxing!