Ancestors lodge Karatu is a 3 STAR mid- range accommodation found about 10 km east of karatu,5 miles from sumawe complex and 29 miles from Ngorongoro conservation area. The lodge is situated close to karatu playground and 20 miles from Lake manyara national areas. it takes approximately 3-4  hours  drive on tarmac road from Arusha to the lodge through mayukuni and karatu and 45 minutes to fly to the close lake manyara  airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge.

Ancestors lodge consist of over 10 spacious and comfortable that are built in traditional African style with local wood and grass thatched roofs and comfort ability .  Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, separate hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, free toiletries, wooden chairs and tables, slippers mention but few.  Rooms have private balconies, verandas and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the lush gardens and surrounding area. There is cracking campfires and at the lodge where guests relax and share experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights.  Rooms are in different categories and sizes with  single beds for individuals, double beds for couples or people, twin and triple/family beds for more people and rooms cost 200$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.

Ancestors lodge Karatu
Ancestors lodge Karatu

Ancestors lodge offers more services and facilities which include;

restaurant that serves  different  meals both international and  African- inspired  meals that meets  guests choice ; Meals offered include; Continental breakfast ,lunch and  dinner serve by well trained, friendly  and organized staff ,they also serve bush and garden diners ,

 A well -stocked bar with  variety of drinks , local ,cocktail  , wines, spirits and international beers,  you relax and sip  the cocktail or monk tail  while overlooking  the stunning view of the colorful garden  and surrounding area .

Services; solar energy available,  Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs,  Laundry  and house- keeping services available , bottled water available.

 Internet WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.

Activities to do while at the lodge;  Visiting the close Ngorongoro crater and lake manyara national park, nature walks in the park, community walks in the local villages  and many more.

Ngorongoro  crater  is  found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to Ngorongoro conservation area  in the great rift valley  covering  the total area of 8,292km and its 3 million  years  old .  The crater is the best place in East Africa with beautiful breathtaking Views.  There are  different  attractions in the park  which include;  wild beast migration  from Serengeti , Ngorongoro crater ,  Salei Plains and Ol karien Gorge, Variety flora and Fauna, stunning scenery and many more attractions.  The park has different   categories of accommodation like;  Budget  ,  Mid range and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visiting the area. The park   contains short grasses with more high lands and other beautiful volcanoes. The area have  over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros and over 100 number of lions,  7,000 wild beasts,  4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles .


Ancestors lodge Karatu
Ancestors lodge Karatu

The park has different animal including the  big  five mammals of the world ; lion ,Buffaloes, elephant,  leopards ,Rhinos ,zebras , implalas , antelopes and different bird species  . There are more different  activities  to do while in the Park which include ;  Game viewing at crater and lake  Eyasi view point to different animals migrating  , Crater viewing  , Cultural visits in the local village, Hiking the Gol  Mountains in the remote areas of the park  , Crater Rim Nature walks, Bird watching  in the park, Visiting archaeological like oldivai gorge museum  and many other activities .  The Park gives stunning view of the Ngorongoro Crater since it’s the largest   caldera  in the world and the surrounding areas. There are more masaai  mara pastoralists in Ngorongoro park .  its  80$ per person entering Ngorongoro park .  June –july  and  late January and February are the best month to travel in Tanzania for a safari especially Ngorongoro side

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