Our aim is to provide our guests with something different – simple homey comforts at a reasonable price. We’ve created a small sanctuary on the edge of Karatu town where safari travelers can take a break from the dusty roads and enjoy fresh country cuisine, a cool garden environment, and stellar Tanzanian hospitality.
Marera Valley Lodge, located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, is close to the village of Rhotia. Convenient to the main road, this elegant lodge has stunning views over the valley to the hills beyond. We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome.
Live the legendary atmosphere of past times on a colonial-style coffee plantation farmhouse
Hand plaited thatched rooftops, ample verandas, and colonial interiors at Ngorongoro Farm House, a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500-acre coffee plantation, all of which have been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times. Take a walk around the farm to contemplate the daily activities, relax in the fragrant gardens or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with the Oldeani volcano as a backcloth.
The Retreat is strategically located near the 8th wonder of the world, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. In close proximity also lies the Lake Manyara National park, Lake Eyasi; and The Endoro falls & elephant caves. Activities offered at the lodge range from Day trips to the national parks, walking safaris and mountain biking to Quad biking, cultural visits to the local Iraqw tribe, and tree planting.
Home of Luxury
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge is nestled up against the Ngorongoro Forest Reserve offering stunning views over a working coffee plantation onto the forest.
Catering to safari visitors, Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge is located between the villages of Rhotia and Karatu on the northern Tanzania safari circuit. The luxurious lodge is well situated for visiting Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.
Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometer above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.
Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambiance of both warmth and coziness.
Our smallest camp with 8 Guest Tents including a 2 tent Family unit, a lounge, and a dining tent. Each guest tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, vanity desk, and flush toilets. Depending on request a Kingsize bed or 2 Twin beds or triples are available. The lounge is the place to meet other travelers and share your day’s Safari stories while enjoying a complimentary cup of Tanzanian Coffee or Tea. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are served in the dining tent, freshly prepared by our Chefs on a daily basis. Bush TV (local name for campfire) is lit when the weather permits.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this ‘Garden of Eden’, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level.
The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl.
From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 80 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole Crater.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable safari experience from its privileged location, both for game viewing and scenery. Ngorongoro is 185 km from Arusha, 60 km from Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, 145 km from Seronera Wildlife Lodge, and 225 km from Lobo Wildlife Lodge.
The 74 guest rooms and one suite at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge blend the almost indescribable beauty and magnitude of the Ngorongoro Crater with unparalleled standards for comfort and service. Clinging to the Crater rim beneath river stone and a cloak of native vines, our accommodation is so seamlessly entwined with the landscape, guests can’t help but feel as one with the natural surroundings. With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”
Interiors feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings, and stylized cave paintings. The guest experience is enhanced with modern comforts like complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service.
With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”
The Manor at Ngorongoro, located in northwest Tanzania and with its 9 luxurious cottages (18 Suites), family cottage, and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch style of architecture.
INTIMATE AND PERSONABLE
Every detail of The Manor has been designed with its guests’ comfort in mind. Each of the cottages has been carefully positioned to maximize the views of the adjacent verdant hills but at the same time to maintain the intimacy and privacy of this old-world Manor home.
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge. Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all-suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa.
This all-inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with a fireplace, a restaurant, a bar, and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Earth & Rain Spa after a full-day game drive.
20 luxury suites
Kitela Lodge rises up on the hillside of a valley with beautiful views of a coffee plantation and a waterfall within the incredible highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It consists of 20 colonial-style cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a coffee plantation, and a working farm.
In the setting of the majestic mountains, this exclusive hotel is a haven of peace and comfort with all the attention and the luxury of a traditional country villa. The relaxation the spa offers and its swimming pool are the perfect contrast to the intense excursions and safaris available from the lodge to the Ngorongoro area.
The view of the cradled Lake Magadi in the crater’s base is a site to see from the lounge areas of our Eastern Rim Ngorongoro Crater accommodation, where you can sight large tusked elephants and endangered Black Rhinos with your binoculars from the comfort of the bar and lounge area of one of our 15 luxury suites. We are ten minutes away from the crater entrance to the crater floor; our location allows arranging your drive to the floor a tremendous advantage. Our bush meals in the dense forest will ensure a unique experience in the Ngorongoro, all accompanied by our luxurious amenities and hospitality. Our honeymoon suite is a favorite experience for many couples who have enjoyed the ultimate pleasures of Ngorongoro with us. Our family suites are spacious and welcoming to large and small families and groups. Neighboring our camp are the vibrant Maasai bomas that have lived in the area for generations and welcome you as a family into their homes and daily errands o enhance your knowledge and experience of Tanzania’s beauty and people.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has been called the game lodge at the top of the world. Between the natural riches of the Crater spread out at its feet and the incredible architecture, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy.
Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhinos are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, male lions stalk the grasslands and flamingos crowd the soda lakes.
Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of elegant baroque châteaux that transport you into one of the most famous African landscapes? An eclectic blend of teak paneling, Victorian furnishings, and whimsical African touches creates a sumptuous atmosphere that is as elegant and unique as the Crater itself. In this place of dramatic contrasts, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.
Awaken to the sound of bird calls and while away the days sipping on freshly roasted coffee grown here on the farm. A haven of tranquility and imbued with the classic charm of a traditional farm, our cottages and houses will beguile you.
Each of our recently refurbished cottages has a distinct theme founded on an element of East Africa. Discover the spacious interiors, eclectic artworks, verdant garden settings, and award-winning sense of wellbeing awaiting you…
The camp feels remote but is within easy reach of Ngorongoro, where guests can go on day-long game drives to spot lions, elephants, and giraffes, with a midday picnic break under a shady tree. From camp, hike up to the top of Olmoti for staggering views, or take a half-day trip to the soda lake in Empakaai Crater, where thousands of pink flamingos congregate. Guests can also interact with the local community, learn about Maasai culture and walk the cattle back to the boma at the end of the day.
At night, gather around a crackling fire with a glass of wine or whiskey before sitting down to a delicious three-course dinner.