My fiance and I stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Ngorongoro crater on a recent 2 week trip to Tanzania - we were very pleased with our stay - this was one of my favorite hotels on the trip. The lodge itself is located approximately 15 minutes from the gate to Ngorongoro conservaton area within a region of rolling hills. The hotel grounds are gorgeous - lushly green and immaculately maintained. They also have a pretty swimming pool with a patio for sunbathing. Our room was enormous with a comfortable king bed and a huge bathroom with a walk in stone shower and a large veranda overlooking the gardens. The room was clean and bright, and very attractively furnished. The only thing lacking was a ceiling fan - we slept with the windows closed to limit the mosquitoes and it got a bit stuffy. The food was outstanding - among the best that we encountered in any of the hotels. We were also pleased with the service. Plantation lodge is a really charming alternative to the large, impersonal, crowded crater lodges.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like a green oasis, The Plantation Lodge, rests on the red-brown hills. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offering comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. The Plantation Lodge's cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge's location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone's throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Lake Manyara national park, and just a short journey from the Tarangire national park and the Serengeti. A luxury lodge with 5 suites and 17 standard rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Plantation Lodge And Safaris
- The Plantation Lodge & Safaris Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area