PEMBENI RHOTIA CAMP –KARATU
Pembeni Rhotia Cmp is a mid range accommodation found in Karatu surrounded by the breathtaking ngorongoro forest, outside Ngorongoro conservation area in Tanzania. The camp is located in beautiful landscape that is the home of abundant wildlife. The camp is in the perfect base that gives easy access to Ngorongoro crater, lake Manyara , Tarangire and mid-point for Serengeti national . One can be at the camp by road transport from arusha international airport since it’s the gateway destination to different parks while from international countries like Canada, USA, dubai , quata etc . it takes approximately 3-4 hours drive on tarmac road from Arusha to the camp through mayukuni and karatu and 45 minutes to fly to the close lake Manyara airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge.
Pembeni Rhotia camp lodge consist of over 16 spacious and comfortable tents with permanent base, canvas walls and ceiling overlooking beautiful landscape that are built in traditional African style with comfort ability . Tents are well decorated; elevated on a raised platform 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, solar energy available, free bottled water, slippers mention but few. Tents have private balcony terraces, verandas and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the landscape surrounded by forest, abundant wildlife and surrounding area. There are cracking campfires and at the camp where guests relax and share experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights. The camp offers single, double, twin and triple/family rooming options with different costs ranging from 200$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.
Pembeni Rhotia camp lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; Continental breakfast while overlooking on the beautiful views ,lunch and dinner serve by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve bush and garden diners , A well -stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of the surrounding area , solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available ,WIFI available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, children’s playground available Camping facilities available, the lodge offers honey moon package, Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, books , safari essential, etc
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 . 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