Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire is recognised as one of the best parks on the northern circuit for elephant viewing during the dry season and Tarangire Sopa is ideally placed to experience this. The lodge welcomes guests to its vast marble-floored reception area with cold flannels and iced juice. In the pretty gardens a large circular pool with a central island, a pool bar and elegant wooden loungers demonstrates the lodge’s commitment to comfort. Delicious barbecue lunches are often served here. A broad veranda wraps itself around the lodge and gives prime viewing for the waterhole below, which is filled during the dry season and becomes a magnet to wildlife. The rooms at the lodge are simple, comfortable and spacious and arranged in groups of four, in African-style buildings. Large sliding doors open to a private balcony.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Perched on the rim of th0.–KSIe crater, the lodge itself is one of Tanzania’s wonders! The design is wonderfully opulent with great attention to detail, imaginative antiques, African art and English country house furnishings… in perfect harmony! There are thirty rooms in three separate camps here, all slightly different, though each oozes romantic, intimately and secrecy. It’s certainly one of the most luxurious lodges in Tanzania, so not suited to everyone.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Built into the rim of the crater, the plant and ivy-covered native stones are gradually blending into the surrounding hillside. (the lodge is still quite new) The views of the crater will certainly take guests breath away, as the seventy five rooms and bar/restaurant all look out across the valley below. The service is friendly, food delicious and facilities well run. There are also numerous walks and activities one can do from the lodge.
Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeThe lodge is located on Lemala Hill on the uppermost eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, making this the only tourist development on the eastern rim of the crater. The views into the crater floor from here are spectacular and sunsets magnificent. Another major advantage here is that guests can enjoy a safari begins within five minutes of leaving the lodge, as the park gate is very close. The lodge is tastefully decorated, spacious and all the bedrooms are modern, comfortable and equipped with everything one would expect from a hotel of this class. With an altitude of 2,375 metres, the lodge experiences cool and even cold weather, especially during the winter months of June and July when temperatures can get as low as 10′ C. However, guests enjoy sunshine during most of the year and must take care when sunbathing by the pool due to the altitude. The food and service here is stylish with meals being a massif collection of delicious international and Tanzanian dishes.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
The lodge is located in a spectacular position: literally perched on the rim of the crater and built mainly from natural stone and local timber. The 75 rooms are all simple yet comfortable, though the views from the rooms make up for any modernisation that they lack. The staff are friendly and the outside veranda must offer one of the best sundowner spots in Tanzania.
Kirurumu Tented Camp, Lake Manyara
Set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, Kirurumu has marvelous view over the distant Lake Manyara, the Rift floor and Mount Losimingori. Behind Kirurumu, the Ngorongoro highlands rise to form the gateway to Ngorongoro region. The tented camp is extremely unobtrusive, having been built with great sensitivity to eco-tourism. The staff here are friendly, the lodge comfortable, food delicious and atmosphere peaceful at all times. With just twenty tastefully furnished tents, its still a personal lodge.