FARM OF DREAMS LODGE-KARATU NGORONGORO
Farm of dreams lodge is a luxury accommodations (4 star) found in the tourism town of karatu on the western south slopes of Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania region. The lodge is standing in the garden of flowers and vegetables in an ideal place with endless opportunities to explore the sweeping views of ngorongoro crater, close lake eyasi , tarangire and lake manyara national park. You can be at the lodge by either road transport from Arusha city taking approximately 2 -3 hours to the Ngorongoro crater then 40 minutes to fly to the close airstrip.
Farm of Dream lodge is the home of 12 villages with 48 double and superior spacious and comfortable rooms and 8 interconnecting rooms particularly for families that reflects local architectural building style with grass thatched roofs and modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, free toiletries, complementary bottled water ,washing basin ,flat screen TVs, private balconies, verandas overlooking the swimming pool and sitting areas ,you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the tropical colorful gardens and surrounding area . There are cracking fireplaces in the living rooms and that provides warmth to visitors in the nights. Rooms are configured as single ,double, twin and triple/family rooms as mention above costing 300$ per night and above depending on seasons, sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
Farm of dream lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant surrounded by natural beauty serving different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; continental breakfast in the garden, lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,
A well stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks, local ,cocktail, wines, spirits and international beers, you sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of tropical gardens and surrounding area ,
Two swimming pools for both kids and old people cooling off the hot karatu afternoon overlooking the beautiful garden of flowers and Jacaranda Trees, solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available .
WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Business center with conference that holds capacity of people, meeting and wedding places for corporate functions and honey moon package, massage services are offered Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essential ,guides book 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 contain 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 .
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