Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge

Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa.

This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive.

Opened in January 2012, Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge has 20 cottages situated on a virgin-forest hillside in some 50 acres of land on the doorstep of Tanzania's UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater.

The location of Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge is excellent for relatively quick access to the Ngorongoro Crater - it's a short five-minute drive from the lodge to the entrance gate of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We expect that this, combined with smart, spacious accommodation, very good food using fresh ingredients, and considerable attention to detail, will make this a popular choice for many travellers.

Overview

The Rooms

20 luxury suites in individual cottages with open fire places in the bedroom and living room and large private viewing terraces with sofa and dining area.

Facilities in the tent include: 

  • King Size canopy bed with fine linens
  • Butler on call 
  • En- suite facilities with solar water heating
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Large shower
  • Two hand wash basins
  • Private WC
  • Comfortable living room with armchairs, sofa bed and coffee table
  • In-room safe

Food & Drink

The Accacia Restaurant

The formal dining room features an outdoor terrace and offers healthy option buffet and ?á la carte for breakfast, and ?á la carte selection for lunch and dinner with light and tasty Mediterranean cuisine fused with local dishes. The majority of the meat, fruits and dairy products are sourced from our vegetable garden and from the communities that surround the conservation area

Breakfast: from 07.30 to 10.00

Lunch: from 12:30 to 14.30

Dinner: from 19.30 to 21.30

Pool dinner and Bush dinners and sundowner cocktails are organized with reservation in dedicated area around the lodge and are served around campfires to give guests the truly exploreans safari experience

In room dining service

Room service and in room dining is offered on reservation.

The Zebar Bar

Relax and enjoy your favourite drink or cocktail when reading one of the numerous safaris and Africa dedicated books available at the lodge. The traditionally decorated ambience offers a peaceful and calm atmosphere during the day and in the early evenings.

Open from 10.00 to 23.00

General Facilities

Recreational Facilities

Ngorongoro Crater Safari:

Game drives through the Ngorongoro Crater begin early in the morning in closed safari vehicles with pop - up roofs. Accompanied by an expert ranger, a magnificent experience is sure to be had! The descent into the crater is one of scenic beauty, as you make your way through lush forests, home to numerous elephants and buffalo. As you reach the inside of the Ngorongoro Crater, marvelling at the incredible landscape around you, your ranger will take you through the grassy crater floor, the unbelievable fever tree forest, the banks of Lake Magadi and the surrounding marshes. Lunch is served picnic style, surrounded by the natural wonders around you as well as the exceptional wildlife, roaming freely, with which you share this extraordinary paradise.

Lake Manyara Safari:

After being woken up by the delicious smell of freshly ground coffee, a delicious cup of tea or a succulent cup of hot chocolate, our safari experts will guide you through the wonders of the African bush and the beauties of the Reserve's wildlife just as the colors of the sunrise enlighten the day. You will be driven in our 4x4 vehicles by our highly qualified drivers through the Masai grassland. You will then return to camp to enjoy a perfectly set breakfast. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge along the roadside and blue monkeys scamper between the ancient mahogany trees. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains, as do giraffes - some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara's legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania's birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day.

Olduvai Gorge:

After breakfast, leave Ngorongoro heading for the endless plains of Serengeti to visit the Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about 50 km long and in some places 90 metres deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus the Serengeti Plain. We will visti the historic site know as "The Cradle of Mankind" where the world famous archeologist, Dr Leakey, discovered the remains of the early man.

Optional activities include sundowners, guided nature walks, visits to Coffee Farms and Masai Villages to experience the traditional dancing and music.

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