We stayed the second night of our safari. Ok lodge. Definitely a throwback to the older style lodges. The rooms are split bungalows. The rooms are small and basic. Bathrooms have the basics, nothing fancy. Power in the mornings and evenings only. The cool thing is that the bungalows are right on the conservation area, so you can see animals very close from your room. In fact, at night you have to be careful to make sure the guard is watching for you if you need to leave your room for any reason.
The food wasn't great, but you won't starve. The main lodge has some resident animals that you'll see at night as well. They look like lemurs and they hang out int he rafters. They have a fire at night and that was fun to sit around and meet other guests.
- 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