This is the second time I have stayed here. We arrived after dark and were lead down VERY dark paths to the room.. I then had to find my way in the dark back up a very steep path to the dining room and try not to step in unmarked wet cement! I requested a wake up call for a very early game drive and it never came. Luckily I work up with 5 minutes to dress and run up the hill for the game drive. If I had missed the opportunity for a day in Ngorongoro Crater, I would have been VERY upset. I later found out several others did not receive wake up calls either. As most everyone is there to go to the crater and typically leave very early, this is a big problem. Beware!
The rooms are extremely large and well decorated and maintained, as are the baths. The grounds are truly lovely and the food was fine and abundant. Be aware that the rooms are spread out around the property and you might have quite a long and steep walk to your room. It is very dark and easy to get lost. The person in the room adjacent to mine had a problem of a bat in her room and it took some doing to get it out. They have a pool that looked nice, but I never had time to utilize it.
- 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