THE MANOR NGORONGORO LODGE – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
The Manor Ngorongoro lodge is a 5 star luxury accommodation found in North West Tanzania adjacent to Conservation areas on the incredible rolling hills south of the Ngorongoro crater. The lodge is set within 1500 acres of coffee farm in Northern Tanzania and covers 6km squared of the Ngorongoro Highlands. The lodge is situated 20km from ngorongoro gate, 10km from Ngorongoro crater Rim and 32km from Lake Manyara National park offering stunning views. The lodge is owned and managed by Elewana collection that run unique properties across Tanzania AND Kenya .One can be at the lodge 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 lodge through mayukuni and karatu and 40 minutes to fly to the close lake Manyara airstrip then 51 km from airstrip to the lodge.
The Manor Ngorongoro lodge consists of over 18 manor luxury and elegant en-suite cottages including family cottages and the magnificent main manor house each with its own entrance that reflects architectural building style with comfort and ambience. Cottages are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, bathroom with hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, free toiletries, slippers mention but few, wooden chairs and tables, white duvets and pillows to mention but a few. Cottages have private verandas and sitting areas, overlooking the stunning view over the valley, coffee field, Ngorongoro highland, crater rim and surrounding area. There is a fireplace and at the lodge where guests relax and share experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights. Cottages are in different sizes of single, double, twin and triple/family rooms and rooms cost 400$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.
The manor Ngorongoro lodge offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice; some of the food are got from manor garden. Meals offered; Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner serve by well trained, friendly and organized staff, they offer meals in any place of your choice, veranda or dining area overlooking the valley.
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 ngorongoro Highlands and surrounding area , solar energy available.
Outdoor swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon with a poolside bar that winds up the evening as you enjoy the breezes while sipping the cocktail.
Services; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house- keeping services available , bottled water available, business center with meeting and wedding places for corporate functions and honey moon packages.
WIFI internet available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge; Children’s playground, horse riding , visiting Ngorongoro crater rim , Game viewing , visiting the close Manyara national park.
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 Tanzania wildlife safari especially Ngorongoro side