Ngorongoro Farm House. Scattered through the winding pathways of a 750-acre coffee plantation that was once owned by a 19th-century German settler are a series of thatched cottages nestled around a generous main farmhouse. After a dusty day of game-viewing take time out to sit by the pools, take a garden tour, or enjoy the views over the valley facing the Oldeani volcano. Only 5 km (3.1 miles) from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, the lodge has rooms that are tastefully decorated, spacious, and include log fires and verandas to while away the evenings. Food is sourced from the beautiful gardens surrounding the working farm and served as either a buffet or a set menu. Ask for a valley-facing room; it is some distance from the main lodge but the views are worth it.
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Mar 15, 2011
This is no farmhouse. It's a very very nice place to stay. I was not expecting a bungalow, but that's mostly what they have there. They are very spacious and very clean. The grounds are impeccable. The food is very very good and well balanced between Western tastes and African spices. The bars are ample in size and can very easily accomodate the customer load. There is ample room for all. The dining area a quite large and they have a back-up
area that's every bit as nice. There are plenty of staff and they really MOVE. Most speak enough English to get by. There are always staffers who are fluent near by. They want you to have fun. They want you to relax. They want you to remember them. They want you to come back. I will. The bungalows all have a patio. Some bungalows are a duplex style. This makes it great for groups who want to travel together, but have separate sleeping/resting areas. The bungalows do not have separate sleeping rooms (at least mine didn't). The vanity area is separate. The shower area is large and separate. The toilet area is separate. The grounds are fenced and you will be safe there. They have private security. The pool looked very nice, but I didn't try it. Traffic in and out is 1 lane.