Litlle known luxury lodge just a short distance from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area entrance with just 16 bungalows under 8 roofs on a spacious 500 acre organic farm is an excellent choice from the 4 major large and older lodges sitting on crater's edge. Fruit trees, coffee bushes, flowers abound. Rooms are very large w/ beamed catherdral ceilings, fireplace (that is lit while at dinner to warm the chilly room), mosquito nets on beds, sitting area, large bathroom w/ shower, large rear porch w/ table and chairs overlooking farm, rolling hills and mountains. Some rooms are quite a distance from the reception area. Food above average and BB/HB/FB is offered. Pool on site but usually way too chilly to use. Internet and gift shop on site also. Phones, wake up service, umbrellas offered in rooms as well as converters; turn down service a nice touch. Only negative is the sleeping quarters for your local guides and drivers - extremely poor!! But Eli, a new manager says he's working on that, let's hope so!!
- 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