We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our sky safari. We came from Tarangire and didn't know what to expect as we turned onto a heavily rutted road off the main tarmac road. Eventually we arrived at a Dutch colonial manor with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens and staff waiting with cold towels, drinks and snacks! The main house is stunningly furnished and the rooms are in 20 buildings dotted around the beautiful gardens with views over the coffee plantation. We couldn't believe the opulence of the room - it is stunning with an open fire, sitting area and huge bathroom with a roll top bath. Rose petals were strewn around and after a hard day's game drive in the crater we returned to find a bath had been run complete with bubbles and more rose petals. We also had the fire lit for us each evening whilst we were having dinner which was lovely to return too. The hot water bottles in the bed were a pleasant surprise too.
The food was sublime and the service impeccable.
This is THE place to stay for Ngorongoro crater. It's a 45 min drive to the main gate but well worth it for the luxury. We had a great day in the crater with guides Lory and Baracka whose knowledge and helpfulness was superb. They even laid out a full picnic on linen tablecloths with wine and real glasses - all part of the Elewana experience.
Thanks to Janni, Sherif and the whole staff for a fabulous stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1500 acre, Shangri-La Estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro is reminiscent of a elegant, up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture. The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20-luxurious guest cottage suites, is one of the first luxury safari experiences in the region to fuse East African safari hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and décor. ... more less
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- The Manor At Ngorongoro Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area