Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge is a luxury accommodation (4-star) found between the villages of Rhotia and karutu town in the Northern Tanzania safari circuit. The lodge is standing on 100 acres of coffee plantation landscape and its set in the perfect position for guests visiting Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara national park. You can be at the lodge by either road transport from Arusha city taking approximately 2 -3 hours to the Ngorongoro crater then 40 minutes to fly to the lodge. The lodge is convenient and business friendly with its spectacular views of the forest, coffee plantation and surrounding areas.
Ngorongoro coffee lodge consists of 26 spacious and comfortable cottages with 2 family suites that reflects modern building style 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 the swimming pool and sitting areas ,you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the working coffee plantation onto the forest 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.
Ngorongoro coffee 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, a blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon , you relax in water and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the stunning view of the forest , coffee plantation 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 and wedding places , honey moon package , Health and fitness centers with beauty spas, massage Gym 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 contain 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.