The Plantation Lodge
Set in almost 3 hectares of land, Plantation Lodge is surrounded by coffee plantations and a working farm, just outside of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. The lodge is conveniently placed, with the Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks both nearby, so there is a very wide scope of game and scenery to take in. The lodge is owner run and comprised of staff from the local area, offering friendly service and an intimate atmosphere.
The general decor of Plantation Lodge echoes a distinctive colonial style, with nicely furnished standard rooms, 7 suites, a family unit, and the Garden House. The standard rooms are scattered amongst pretty gardens, and all vary slightly in style. All standard rooms provide mosquito nets over beds and en-suite bathrooms. The Garden House is well suited to larger parties, while the suites have something for everybody, with the Jacaranda Suite perfect for honeymooners. A dining area and lounge form the main area of the lodge, with traditional high ceilings and tiled flooring and an inviting swimming pool. The main activity is day trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, however, after the safari you can visit the coffee plantation, go for a hike, indulge in a massage, or enjoy a sundowner on the bar’s terrace.
- Remote, peaceful, and private retreat
- Game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater 30 min away
- Farmland and coffee plantation views
- 4 national parks easily accessible from here
At a glance
- 24 Rooms & Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"In the evening head to the bar’s wooden veranda, drink in hand, to enjoy the sunset-bathed view of the landscape."
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holiday to The Plantation Lodge
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Holiday to The Plantation Lodge
Quite unfriendly. Lovely grounds, buildings and food, but the staff was cold and distant. They charged us for drinks and laundry when that should have been included in our stay. Unfortunately, we had to contact you to help resolve that issue. The only place we stayed where we would never want to re…Read full review
Honeymoon to The Plantation Lodge
A fantastic base to explore the caldera of Ngorongoro and lake Manyara. The lodge had a colonial feel to it, the facilities were again excellent and we looked forward to the meals every night after a long day out on safari.Read full review
Holiday to The Plantation Lodge
The grounds were beautiful. The room was very good as well. The dinner's were particularly noteworthy because of the high quality and well prepared food.Read full review