Situated on the lush, rolling hills of a coffee estate in the Ngorongoro Highlands of Tanzania in East Africa, the exquisite Plantation Lodge offers luxury, privacy and all-out relaxation. Just minutes away from the local village of Karatu, the colonial-style Plantation Lodge is located right between the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the beautiful Lake Manyara, 50kms of floodplains and jungles teeming with wildlife set beneath the Rift Valley escarpment. Both of these must-see locations are perfect for safari day trips where the natural beauty of the area will leave guests in awe.
Plantation Lodge promises guests ultimate comfort, delicious food grown organically on the estate and plenty of down time. Accommodation consists of 16 types of rooms, all dotted around the manicured gardens of the coffee plantation to ensure maximum privacy for guests. Each room and suite has its own unique and individual offering, from the tasteful interiors to the luxurious amenities, each ensuring all the comforts of home. Guests looking for that extra special touch usually opt for the Jacaranda Suite (or the Honeymoon Suite), with sweeping views over the estate, a fireplace and a private terrace. There’s also the Standard Rooms, two Coffee House Suites, Oldupai Suite, Eucalyptus Suite, Zanzibar Suite, Family Suite, Family Unit and Garden House.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to sightseeing. Safari trips to the Ngorongoro Crater ensure a once-in-a-lifetime experience where wildlife and lush vegetation covers the expanse of the 240km2 extinct volcano. Expect sightings of zebras, wildebeest, hippos and even rhinos. The world-famous Lake Manyara is just as exceptional, where grassy plains and groundwater forests are home to more than 400 species of birdlife, including thousands of flamingos, a sight to behold.
After a tiring yet energising day, guests can unwind on their private terraces, take a dip in the swimming pool or marvel at the exquisite sunset on the bar’s wooden deck. At the restaurant, guests are treated to homegrown organic veggies, herbs, fruit and salads plus a large selection of fine wines from the estate’s cellar.
- Cultural Tours
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing
- General Sightseeing