Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, located just outside the small town of Karatu in northeast Tanzania, is a home away from home family-run lodge where guests are made to feel as comfortable as possible. Situated near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge offers majestic views over the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, a now extinct volcano which exploded and collapsed on itself almost three million years ago. Today it is a vast expanse of grasslands, forests and rivers and home to an abundance of wildlife such as zebras, hippos, wildebeest and rhino.
Also nearby is the beautiful Lake Manyara, 50kms of floodplains and groundwater forests on the floor of the Great Rift Valley that offers the ultimate sanctuary for all types of birds and animals, including monkeys, baboons, tree lions and more. It’s been known that guests visiting the lake on safari trips are likely to spot at least 400 species of birds in a day.
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers spectacular views. Each of the 32 cosy cottages is kitted out with warm, comfortable beds, mosquito nets, fireplaces, bathrooms and a large veranda. The main area of the lodge is where guests congregate for meals at the restaurant or drinks around the bar. There’s also a gift shop for those wanting to take home a keepsake.
There is plenty on offer to keep guests entertained. Safari trips to the nearby Ngorongoro Crater as well as Lake Manyara are both unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences. The birdlife in the area is awe-inspiring with over 1 200 species to spot. The local town is within walking distance of the lodge, and guests can take a stroll to experience some of the African culture. On balmy summer days, sometimes its best not to venture out at all and just spend the afternoon lazing around the swimming pool at the lodge or indulge in a blissful massage.
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge offers is a place where families, couples and individuals are all welcome and are guaranteed a warm and hospitable welcome and an unforgettable stay.
- Bird Watching
- Cultural Tours
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing