A short drive from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, wherein the Ngorongoro Crater and the only intact caldera in the world is situated, guests will find The Plantation Lodge. Its prime location and owner-run attention to detail make it the perfect location from which guests can experience the awe-inspiring inner workings of the long forgotten volcano, whose eruption aeons ago, left a flourishing eco and wildlife system in its wake.
The Ngorongoro Conservation is renowned for its frequent leopard sightings and famous inhabitants - such as the Big 5 - making up some of the largest current day population of animals still wandering freely in the wild. A brief half hour drive away, visitors can spend a day at Lake Manyara, a place considered ‘the loveliest I had seen in Africa’, by Ernest Hemingway. Visitors will find the starkly opposing forests and floodplains teeming with wildlife, particularly the thousands of flamingos who flock to and fro in continuous migration.
The Plantation Lodge is able to accommodate a wide range of visitors from couples seeking a romantic getaway, to families and groups of friends looking to enjoy Tanzania’s tantalising natural delights. The lodge, ever eager to reduce environmental impact and make use of everything Mother Nature provides, fills the vases in guest rooms with flowers from the garden and its fruit bowls with the ripe bounty fallen from its surrounding trees. Meals can be enjoyed at their restaurant or al fresco, and finished off or begun at the ever-busy hotel bar, eager to bring people together who share a love of Africa.
- The Plantation Lodge’s proximity to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara make it an ideal base from which to explore the area
- The high concentration of game in the area make varied game-spotting a high probability
- The lodge has a wide variety of accommodation options suitable to couples, families and groups of friends
- The lodge is owner-run, ensuring greater attention to detail and a more intimate experience