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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vacation to Tanzania
We absolutely loved this trip. The lodges were all fantastic and well located and our guide with Predators Safari Club always made us feel safe, cared-for and welcome. The experience of being on safari with so few other travelers was a once in a lifetime experience.Read full review
Honeymoon to Tanzania
Incredible trip! It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. My husband and I would have never been able to plan such a well organized trip like this on our own. It seems like Mahlatini works with such amazing companies that you can't go wrong! From the accommodations to the personal guides…Read full review
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It's difficult to put into words what this trip meant to us. Both of us being on the front lines of the pandemic, having to postpone the trip and change our entire itinerary once meant that we were more than ready to take our honeymoon. This trip far exceeded either of our expectations. The sights …Read full review