Ngorongoro Crater panoramic image
This month we’re obsessed with the amazing ‘Keeping it Simple and Special’ offer from our friends at Elewana; not only do they offer the most comprehensive collections of beautiful camps in east Africa but now you can choose from these incredible camps to make your dream itinerary, and receive your first two nights’ of accommodation free!

For many visiting Tanzania, a stop at the unique Ngorongoro crater is one of their mandatory requirements and Elewana’s stunning Ngorongoro Manor makes for a wonderful start to a comprehensive itinerary, or for a family safari and activity break in its own right. Mahlatini’s own staffer Claire had the good fortune to visit last year and shares her thoughts on this wonderful lodge.

Ngorongoro Crater Floor
“The Manor at Ngorongoro has been one of the highlights of my Tanzania visit and not only for the exceptionally luxurious accommodation but also for the inspiring amount of adventures to be had by young and old! The Manor is nestled within the 1,500 acre Shangri-La estate which in turn is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The lodge is perfectly situated for a range of exciting safari experiences. The Ngorongoro Crater is a short drive away. An early morning descent into the crater offers exceptional opportunities to see not only the big cats but rhino, elephant, flamingo and hippo! Watch young Masai walk their cattle along the crater floor just a few hundred metres from the wild animals. Just 40 minutes from the lodge you have Manyara National Park famous for its tree climbing lions and just past that you have Tarangire National Park which offers exceptional elephant close ups!

The Cottage BathroomThe Manor is a great option for the weary safari aficionado who, whilst enjoying safari, would like more options to hand. Relax at the Manor during the day with a good book and a G&T in the manicured gardens or take a horse ride through the coffee plantations, ending with a tasty picnic. Visit the cradle of mankind at Olduvai Gorge where Dr Leakey discovered some of the earliest fossil hominids or tour the local Masaii village. For the more athletic take a mountain bike through the beautiful mountains, stopping off in the villages for some water and a chat with the local Masai.
family fun at Ngorongoro
And after a day of relaxing, adventuring or exploring retire to your luxury cottage where a roaring fire and hot bath wait. Dinner is a special affair at the lodge, starting with a few drinks in the piano room, followed by a mouth-watering feast ending with coffee and desserts in the billiard room.
The Manor at Ngorongoro is without a doubt worthy of a few nights stay and offers everyone, everything. It’s a special place and we can’t wait to go back!”

Lucky Claire was at the Manor on the pretence of ‘work’ but you can enjoy it as a honeymooner, family, or group. Book quickly and avail of this incredible offer for travel in January – May 2016!