We stayed 2 nights whilst on Virgin holiday's Taste of Tanzania safari and it was a perfect choice for this type of holiday. When we arrived about 6pm from a full day's safari,hot, tired and dusty, we did not feel out of place having a refreshing beer on the terrace overlooking the fabulous gardens and coffee plantation beyond, before going to our huge room to bathe in the vast tub. The food was buffet style, very nicely laid out, plentiful and very tasty. The pool area was very attractive, but unfortunately we didn't have time to use it.
All in all l would highly recommend staying here whilst on safari, as it does the simple, but important things really well in a pleasantly laid back way.
If you have time, stay an extra night and break up safari days with a relaxing day at the farm house, to enjoy all it's facilities.
- 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