Ngorongoro Crater
Plantation Lodge

The Plantation Lodge’s location offers maximum safari enjoyment to visitors. It is situated close to the entrance of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Lake Manyara National Park, and just a short journey away from the Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti.

The lodge features individually furnished rooms and suites, as well as all amenities for a comfortably relaxed vacation. Guest accommodations range from luxurious suites to stylish standard rooms and a spacious garden house.

Facilities & Activities

Most activities whilst at Plantatiion Lodge will be conducted by your driver guide. However down time can be enjoyed around the pool or you can choose to explore one of the coffee plantations within the area. Spa treatments are offered as well.

Game drives to the Ngorongoro Crater will be arranged with your driver guide and a full tour of the crater can be done easily within 1 day.

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Dining is a delightful experience at Plantation Lodge – enjoy lunch or dinner al fresco on one of the numerous patios, or out in the garden. There is also a bar to enjoy a sundowner after return from game drive, or why not select one of the South African vintages from the wine cellar.

The restaurant offers a four-course menu every evening. Fruit, vegetables and salad are grown on the premises or are sourced from local suppliers, as is the meat. The bar, with its wine cellar and large terraced area, is a popular haunt.


There is a good selection of rooms to choose from, each individually decorated and tucked away within the tranquil gardens. The garden house has 4 ensuite rooms ideal for larger families or groups. The Family Suite Farmhouse is ideal for 2 couples or family – with 2 large en-suite bathrooms and central living area. There are also 4 large suites to choose from.

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Children are welcome at Plantation Lodge – though (if booking a package) bear in mind that many other safari lodges require a minimum age of 5. Kids would get good measure out of the extensive gardens and pool, and there are rooms which have been designed specifically with families in mind.

Children up to 2 years old stay for free, 2 – 6 year olds are charged 50% of the rate if sharing with parents, 6+ year olds in their own room would pay the full adult rate.

The Zanzibar Suite and Bamboo Family Unit both have a double and twin bedroom; The Plantation House has interconnecting bedrooms, and can sleep up to 5.

Babysitting is available by arrangement.


Currently not involved in any Sustainability projects.


Situated within the village of Karatu and just 12km from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Crater.

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