Marera View Lodge
Marera View Lodge is a mid-range accommodation found in Karatu in the green Marera valley just 9 km from sumawe complex and next to Ngorongoro conservation areas in Tanzania. The lodge is just before karatu village and 29 minute drive to Lake Manyara national park. The lodge is found in the best place/gateway and convenient for the guests vising lake Manyara national park, ngorongoro crater, Tarangire national park, lake eyasi and other surrounding areas since it offers spectacular views of the lodge . Marera view lodge is close to Kilimanjaro international airport. One can be at the lodge by road from Arusha town taking approximately 3-4 hours drive while an hour to fly from Arusha to the close airstrip.
Marera view lodge consists of 14 elegant and comfortable rooms that reflect African traditional building style with natural woods and modern Comfort. Rooms are well elevated, decorated and furnished with private en-suite facilities like Flushing toilets , hot and cold showers/ bathtubs, wrapped mosquito rates , flat screen TVs, free toiletries , hair driers , wooden chairs , Free bottled water, satellites , verandas and sitting areas that gives a stunning view of the lodge, Ngorongoro crater and surrounding areas . Rooms are well equipped with excellent and comfortable queen sized beds with clean and washed beddings. There are cracking fireplace and minibars at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors in the nights and during cold days. Rooms are in different categories and sizes; single ,double ,twin and triple/family rooms with different cost ranging from 200$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
Marera view lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; A continental breakfast , Picnic 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, a swimming pool that cools off the hot karatu afternoon , you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of the lodge and surrounding area , solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available , Free bottled water available, WIFI available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Camping facilities available, Business center with meeting and wedding places , honey moon package , Health and fitness centers with beauty spas, massage Gym etc. Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel 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 the 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 . 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 Masai 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.