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B144, Karatu Next To Main Road, Karatu Tanzania
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#15 of 66 Specialty lodging in Karatu
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Situated between the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and majestic Lake Manyara. Octagon Lodge is a perfect base for safari travellers on holidays in Northern Tanzania. Day trips may be arranged to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
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Jordan S wrote a review Aug 2021
Paris, France2 contributions
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
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nicky S wrote a review Aug 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Akulasthraxus wrote a review Feb 2021
Cedar Park, Texas176 contributions47 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Victor R wrote a review Nov 2020
Denver, Colorado37 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John S wrote a review Aug 2020
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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!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$91 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionKaratu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Octagon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Octagon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Elius vincent (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Octagon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Octagon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Octagon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Octagon Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Happy Days Lounge & Lodge, and Rhotia Valley's Coffee Corner.
Is Octagon Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Karatu.
Is Octagon Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.