PLANTATION LODGE NGORONGORO
Plantation lodge is the mid -range accommodation found in the remote area outside Ngorongoro conservation area in Tanzania just 20 minutes’ drive away/12km from the entrance of Ngorongoro and close to Karatu village in the Ngorongoro Highlands. The lodge is set on 5 acres of landscape surrounded by lush green colorful garden (magical mature). It is located in a perfect place with a vintage point of views and easy to access the four national parks in Tanzania that is; Ngorongoro crater, Lake manyara national park, Tarangire and Serengeti national parks. 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 20 minutes’ drive to be transferred to the lodge.
Plantation lodge Ngorongoro consists of over 10 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites with the spectacular view of the garden that is built in modern style with comfort ability. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, white pillows and duvets , free bottled water, slippers extinguishers, satellite mention but few. Rooms have private terraces, verandas and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the gardens, Ngorongoro Park and surrounding area. There is a fireplace in the living rooms where guests relax and share experiences about the Tanzania wildlife safari; it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights. Rooms are in different categories and sizes with single beds for individual guests, 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.
Plantation lodge Ngorongoro offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant in the main building that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meet guest’s choice, you can have meals in any place of your choice either in bush ,garden and verandas with a vintage view .They offer Continental breakfast ,lunch and dinner serve by well trained, friendly and organized staff .
A well -stocked bar with a shared lounge offering 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.
A blue water Relaxing swimming pool that cools off the hot Ngorongoro afternoon, you relax on poolside beds and chairs as you enjoy the breezes of the surrounding areas.
Services; solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and housekeeping services available , bottled water available., Children’s play Ground available , massage services are offered , honey moon package offered, Conference for seminars and business meeting that accommodates over 10 people available
WIFI / internet which will keep you connected is available, it will enables a visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, children’s playground available
Activities at the lodge; visiting the local villages around the lodge, Nature walks in the forest , bird watching , playing tenis and football at the lodge 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 Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 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