TIOMA LODGE NGORONGORO
Tioma Lodge Ngorongoro : Tioma lodge is a medium grade accommodation found on the foothills of the Highlands of Ngorongoro in Tanzania. The lodge is built on the shoulders of Rift Valley / situated on the Top of the valley offering spectacular views over the coffee plantation and East face of Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge is under Tanganyika wilderness camp that offers best accommodations and run different properties in Tanzania. One can be at the lodge by road from Arusha City (gateway destination in Tanzania) taking approximately 3-4 hours and an hour to fly to the close Lake Manyara airport then 30 minutes to be transferred to the lodge.
Tioma Lodge Ngorongoro consists of 24 spacious and comfortable rooms all with the garden views that reflect traditional colonial building style with modern comfort. All rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en-suite facilities like clean Flushing toilets , separate hot and cold showers, wrapped mosquito nets , flat screen TVs, hair driers , dressing mirrors, wooden chairs , Free bottled water, satellites , verandas and sitting areas that gives a stuning views over coffee plantation , distant mountain and surrounding areas .
Each room is well equipped with excellent and comfortable queen sized beds with clean and washed beddings. There are cracking fireplace and minibars at the lodge where gets relax and talk stories about the safaris and it provides warmth to visitors in the nights and during cold days. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending on single ,double ,twin and family room consisting of 2 connecting rooms with different cost ranging from 200$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
Tioma Lodge 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 while overlooking to a beautiful of Tranquil environment , 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, you relax and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view over the Ngorongoro forest , plantation 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, Business center with meeting and wedding places , Massage services are offered , Curio shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essential, guides book 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 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