Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Near Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania

  • Bedroom at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge near Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

    Bedroom at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge near Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

  • Simple lodge offering a reasonably-priced option for the area
  • Owned by a local chef
  • An outdoor pool in gardens
  • Family-friendly lodge


Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is locally owned and run and the staff come from the surrounding villages and nearby town. There are around 24 rooms in the gardens, which can be made up in any configurations to suit couples, families or friends. Each room has a fireplace, for those cold winter nights, a large bathroom with shower, and a veranda looking out over the gardens. Two of the cottages can be used as family suites, with connecting rooms.

There is a lounge, bar and restaurant. Chef Reggie Bayo and his team create simple but hearty menus and use local fruit, vegetables, dairy products and eggs. The lodge also has a gift shop and a small internet cafe. The outdoor swimming pool is in the gardens.

Guests wanting to sample local culture can easily walk into town from the lodge to experience a bustling African community. There are plenty of shops and a local market to explore. One of the staff can escort you to a neighbouring coffee plantation or you can hike in the Ngorongoro Conservation area for a more strenuous outing. There are massage facilities available on request.

Most people who stay here use the lodge to keep down the overall price of their safari. It's not the kind of place that will be a highlight of your trip, but it offers a comfy bed and tasty food.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Great place to end your safari experience , with a refreshing dip in the pool and huge bunalow style rooms , good food ,good service and Mbise was allowed to join us for breakfast

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Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bedroom at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge near Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

A simple but friendly, locally run lodge in Karatu with comfortable rooms and a pool close to Ngorongoro Crater.

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