THE LILAC ELEVATE INN – KARATU
The lilac elevate inn is a mid –range accommodation (3 star) found in Karatu (gateway to the major northern Tanzania tourist destinations) 2 km from sumawe complex few minutes from Karatu’s bus stand and ngorongoro Road. The hotel is situated close to Ngorongoro conservation area. The hotel is convenient to business travelers, tourists, holiday makers who want to explore and discover karatu town with its stuning views, Ngoronngoro crater and surrounding areas. it takes approximately 3-4 hour’s drive on tarmac road from Arusha to the hotel through mayukuni and karatu and 45 minutes to fly to the close lake manyara airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the hotel.
The Lilac elevate inn hotel consist of over 24 spacious and comfortable rooms of which 17 rooms are standard rooms with queen sized beds and cultural decorations, 3 rooms are deluxe with king sized bed, siting rooms and balcony the remaining 4 rooms are standard twin rooms overlooking the busy Karatu Town . ALL ROOMS are built in modern building style with modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, separate hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden chairs and beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, slippers mention but few. Rooms have private balconies, verandas and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the Karatu town and surrounding area. Rooms are in different categories as mentioned above and sizes; single, double, twin and triple/family rooms with different costs ranging from 200$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.
The lilac elevate inn hotel lodge offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant ; Lilac restaurants prepares finest meals both international and African- inspired meals with different ingredients that meets guests choice ; Continental breakfast ,lunch and dinner serve by well trained, friendly and organized staff ,they also serve la-carte meals .
Bar; A well -stocked bar/lounge 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 karatu town and surrounding area
Services offered; solar energy offered, free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available, complementary bottled water offered, Excellent and spacious rooms
Internet; WIFI available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends. Guests can surf the web using complementary internet access.
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