Stayed here for two nights on safari, it is in an excellent position for the ngorongoro crater!
Rooms - Massive ! a king size bed and another single bed, fireplace, sofas, terrace, double bath and huge shower. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was amazing especially after a long day. the terrace overlooks a field where we spotted various field animals and the farmhouse itself boast a huge array of birds, was very comfortable to sit and relax.
The only down side to the rooms were they were about a 5 minute walk from the restaurant, but after a meal you don't mind the stroll.
Food - I thought the food was great, lunches were served to you, all very tasty stuff, in the evenings it was a buffet but again I thought all very tasty - soup/salad to start / various dishes for mains / and cake, fruit or cheese for dessert. Free tea and coffee all day too.
Breakfast was your usual continental, some bits for a fry up and an egg station.
If you need to take lunch with you, they have a station in the morning where you choose your fillings for a sandwich, and they had keesh, cakes and fruit to pack too! i thought it was a great touch being able to pick my own sandwich and filling.
Considering the poverty outside the walls, I felt like I ate like a king in comparison.
Service was good and I thought the staff were friendly enough, they certainly wasn't as attentive as the previous lodge we stayed at which only had 6 people dining, but we liked that we was left to our own devices.
I would recommend this place to others, I thought it was a great stay and the location to the crater is fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ngorongoro – KaratuLodge. Ngorongoro Farm House is a 500 acre coffee farm nestle in a beautiful woodland area and located 4 km from the Lolduare entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.48 cottage rooms and 3 suite rooms built in 3 intimate camps.The Lodge has eco-friendly electric power supplied by solar panels, with a generator as a back-up.Nearest airstrip: Lake Manyara Airstrip 40 min away.Activities: Guided walks in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, guided walk around the coffee plantation followed by a coffee bean roasting demonstration. Visits to local villages and schools or swim in the pool. At any time guests may enjoy a relaxing massage. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Farm House Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area