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Ngorongoro Farm House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • home cooking using fresh, farm-produced dairy and vegetables year-round
  • cell reception
  • fireplace in the suites

    Cons

  • rooms look a little lackluster from the outside
  • some are far from main lodge, making it less appealing to mobility-impaired people

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Ngorongoro Farm House Review

Once the home and coffee plantation of a 19th-century German settler, this beautifully renovated property facing the Oldeani volcano now consists of three camps of 50 spacious cottages (20 suites and 30 standard rooms) built and decorated in old colonial style. Cottages and the thatch-roof main farmhouse are set in lovely gardens only 5 km (3.1 mi) from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate. You'll sleep in a large, airy bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and veranda. The main farmhouse has a bar, library, restaurant, and lounge. The food is delicious and uses lots of organic vegetables and herbs from the farm's own gardens. If you're looking for some downtime, spend some time by the pool or just wander round the gardens and spot birds. Excursions include trips to the crater and conservation area as well as face-to-face encounters with local communities (not included in the quoted price).

    Hotel Details

  • 50 rooms
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-04-2012

Fodorite Reviews

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    Ngorongoro Farm House Review

    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.

    by guinness77, 3/15/11

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