We stayed there in 9/09 as part of a three week Safari with OAT.
This was one of my favorite lodges in the whole trip. The room was very big and beautiful with a four poster bed, sitting area and a fireplace that may come handy in the winter. All the rooms are small cottages and have a view of the coffee plantation.
They grow their own vegetable garden and the food was delicious.
The only issue we had is that their supposedly "free wireless" never worked and no one seem to know the pass word....their regular computers at $5 for every 30 minutes were outdated and very slow, they were however very nice and really try to accomodate our requests.
- 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