Plantation Lodge

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lodge Highlights

  • 23 rooms with different categories to suit all (family rooms, honeymoon suites)
  • A short distance from the bustling town of Karatu where you can experience a local Tanzanian market and life
  • Located between three national parks which makes it a great base or a stop-through for a night or two on route to the Serengeti
  • Swimming pool, multiple dining and lounge areas

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Plantation Lodge Overview

Located just outside of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is an owner-run lodge called Plantation Lodge. The lodge itself is conveniently located close to three national parks – the Ngorongoro Crater (where you can descent down for a game drive), Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. As such, it works well in a driving itinerary when you combine the northern parks, especially if you then head onto the Serengeti after. The lodge is excellent value for money and offers accommodation to suit all – honeymooners, families, couples or solo travelers. Surrounding the lodge are coffee plantations, a working farm and well-kept gardens and vegetable patches. The food served and made at Plantation Lodge is all home-grown and this is one of the main draws to this lodge over others in the are. The décor of Plantation Lodge is very colonial and as it’s owner-run, it offers an welcoming and intimate atmosphere.

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