The Retreat at Ngorongoro Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater
The Retreat at Ngorongoro Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater : The retreat at Ngorongoro is a luxury accommodation (4 –star) found in Tioma areas, 2 miles from the center of Karatu in Tanzania. The lodge is situated near the airport and in the mountain giving a great view over the famous Ngorongoro forest. The lodge is convenient and business friendly to guests who want explore the 3 national parks of Tanzania that’s Ngorongoro crater just 25 minutes from the lodge , Lake manyara national park 40 minutes , Tarangire national park 90 minutes and Serengeti national park 3 hours’ drive to the lodge. It takes about 140 km from south west of Arusha in Tanzania to the lodge.
The retreat at Ngorongoro consists of 27 elegant and beautiful rooms that reflect modern building style with modern comfort. Rooms are well elevated with wooden platform, decorated and furnished with private en-suite facilities like Flushing toilets , hot and cold showers/ bathtubs, wrapped mosquito rates , flat screen TVs, hair driers , chairs , Free bottled water, satellites , verandas and sitting areas that gives a stunning views over Ngorongoro forest , distant mountain 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 camp that provides warmth to visitors in the nights and during cold days. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending on 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.
The retreat at Ngorongoro offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; A breakfast in the bush Picnic lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff , They also serve bush dinners, A well -stocked bar/lounge with variety of refreshments like; local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, A swimming pool that cools a hot afternoon you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view over the mountain, Ngorongoro forest 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 sauna, 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 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