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.

The Retreat Lodge

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  .

The Retreat lodge

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



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