Ndutu Safari Lodge | Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ndutu Safari Lodge is a mid-range accommodation (3 stars) found in Ngorongoro conservation area, on the edge of southern Serengeti plains in Tanzania. The lodge is between ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park , surrounded by Acacia trees and overlooking lake Ndutu . You can be at the lodge by either road transport from Arusha city taking approximately 3-4 hours to Ndutu safari lodge while flying from Arusha to ndutu airstrip it takes about 50 minutes or an hour then few minutes just 1 km to be transferred to the lodge .The lodge is convenient and business friendly with its spectacular views of Lake Ndutu , acacia woodland and surrounding areas.
Ndutu safari lodge consist of 34 spacious and comfortable cottages that reflects African traditional building style with grass thatched roofs and local woods with modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, hot and cold showers , mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean beddings, flat screen TVs, private balconies, verandas overlooking lake Ndutu and sitting areas ,you relax while enjoying the stunning view of the park , lake and surrounding area . There are cracking fireplace and minibars at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors in the nights. Rooms are in different categories and sizes; single ,double ,twin and triple/family rooms and rooms cost 200$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
Ndutu lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice ; breakfast ,lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff , A well stocked bar/lounge with variety of drinks , local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers. you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of lodge , lake ndutu and surrounding area , solar energy available, Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry services available , 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 , wedding places and honey moon package 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.
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.