Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
This is a great Lodge where you will get your money’s worth. The accommodation is very comfortable with immense nice beds, super clean bathroom, and hot water. The Crater Lodge exudes a very special atmosphere, romantically characterized by its flower petal-strewn bath tubs with breathtaking views, personal fireplaces set around with leather-backed chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with raw silk curtains, illuminated with hand-beaded chandeliers. A personal butler draws the bath, stokes the fire and arranges fresh red roses in readiness for your return from Tanzania safari.
Ngorongoro Serena Hotel
The Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is set on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, only 8km from the descent road. There are stunning views from all of the bedrooms and many of the public areas and on a clear day, looking through the lodge telescope it is even possible to see the wildlife roaming around due to this spectacular location. The lodge has 75 bedrooms all of which are fairly small and ordinary. Their best feature is undoubtedly the French doors which open out to a view of the Crater; otherwise they’re very unremarkable. Thus, Stone fireplaces have been built into some of the rooms there is one in the reception area and in the dining room which are welcome in the evenings as it does get cool up at the park especially at night.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located in Lemala Hill on the eastern rim of Ngorongoro Crater in the Volcanic Highlands of Northern Tanzania. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, and is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest. Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.
Plantation Lodge Ngorongoro Highlands
This Lodge is located in the heart of the African bush and surrounded by the coffee plantations of Hemingway’s’ inspiration, giving its guests both the excitement of a safari and the luxury of an extremely comfortable lodge. It’s also a hotel with plenty of style, a small oasis of trees, beautiful gardens & thriving birdlife within a working farm, close to the entrance into the Ngorongoro forest reserve and based in the Karatu Area. The gardens here are quite beautiful. Colorful and exotic flowers vie for attention, Frangipani trees fill the evening air with heavenly fragrance, birds and butterflies dance in the air – all while you soak in the crisp atmosphere by the swimming pool or the large outdoor sitting area, where afternoon tea is served on sunny days. You may also go on farm walks and when you return you will find some of the best food in Tanzania, cooked with the freshest of ingredients handpicked from the farm and served on an elongated table in a dining room with superb views of Mbulu Hills.
Ngorongoro Farm House is located in the Karatu area of North Tanzania near the Ngorongoro highlands half way between Ngorongoro and Manyara. The Lodge is larger than some of its competitors with 51 rooms spread out over the 750 acres of private farm land where they grow all their own vegetable as well as rearing cows, sheep and pigs! The Lodge is split into two camps making it feel slightly more intimate. The lodge is in a real feel of a farm house but with the addition of a swimming pool. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with en suite bath rooms set in the farm land down winding stone paths.
Lemala Ngorongoro Camp
This Camp offers comfortable and secluded accommodation in the midst of the Tanzania wilderness. Each spacious tent is fitted with a wooden platform, rugs and heaters, and includes a private bathroom. The communal area is also designed to make you feel right at home. Lounge around on large sofas and read a book from the book corner, or just admire the beauty of the area. Guests are encouraged to dine communally, along with a nature expert. Being in a distance of around 5 minutes drives from the Ngorongoro Crater, it offers an intimate quiet game drive to all visitors. The camp is semi-permanent, allowing you to experience the best game viewing all year-round.
Gibb’s Farm is perfectly positioned and hugs just a mile away from the Ngorongoro Conservation. The Farm lays half way between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, near the village of Karatu. The farm was built in 1929, but has hardly changed retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house. Cozy living rooms and reading corners are just steps away from the dining room, bar and gift shop. Besides, the Gibb’s farm is set among formal English gardens, with 20 ensuite cottages as the heart of the working farm in the Farmhouse and fireplaces fill the Farmhouse with warmth and historical charm just outside a sprawling verandah and floral garden invite sweeping views of the valley below the Farm.
Gibb’s Farm provides a welcome stay on any Tanzanian safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Forest, The Ngorongoro Crater and Manyara National Park. Even if your stay is short, find time for a gentle walk or a tour of the farm gardens. The Farm has a great setting and a famous reputation which make remain a good lodge. While at the farm Breakfasts and lunch are buffet-style and dinners comprise a set 4 course meal. All dining has a home flavor with freshly roasted Gibb’s Farm coffee, home-baked breads, locally reared livestock and organically home grown fruits and vegetables.