Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara | Tanzania Safari
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Plantation Lodge

Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Safaris

The privately run Plantation Lodge, first opened in 1998, lies between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, a short distance from the bustling Tanzanian market town of Karatu. Set in three hectares (seven acres) of beautifully maintained gardens, it is staffed entirely by residents. The lodge is mainly used by visitors travelling with their own guide and vehicle, as a base for visits to the Ngorongoro Crater and sometimes to Lake Manyara National Park.

Highlights:

  • Tuck into a range of European specialties or try something new with the many exotic dishes at Plantation Lodge.
  • Meals are prepared using fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden, and are accompanied by your choice of exquisite South African wines.
  • The group house has a large dining room, offering a wonderful social atmosphere in which to enjoy your dinners. Alternatively, choose to enjoy a romantic, private dinner by candle light.

Amenities at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Safaris

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Restaurant
  • Computer facilities 
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi available

Rooms, Honeymoon Suites and Group House at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Safaris

Standard Room

Each of the 16 double rooms at the Plantation Lodge has its own unique style. African safari antiques and Tanzanian arts and crafts decorate the rooms, while modern amenities ensure that you’ll have a comfortable stay. Six rooms can be converted into triple rooms as these rooms offer more than enough space for an extra bed. The rooms are distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden, and others purely boasting a spacious and tranquil place in which to relax and unwind.

The Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite at Plantation Lodge is situated apart from the other rooms, offering romantics even more privacy. The rooms feature a cosy fireplace, terrace and special shower & Jacuzzi bath – highly recommended for a romantic night.

Group House

The group house lies further down the garden and offers an ideal place for a family or a group of friends. It features four double suites, all of which are en suite, as well as a large dining room. Facilities are also available for younger children.

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What to do at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Safaris

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Local village visits