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


Open:  Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is open all year.

Location:  Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is on the outskirts of Karatu town, about halfway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Rooms:  There are 24 spacious twin cottages with en-suite bathrooms, a fireplace and a veranda looking out onto the garden. Beds have mosquito nets and an extra bed can be added to make a triple room if needed.  Two cottages have connecting rooms so are ideal for families. There are plans to build more cottages.

Activities:  Wildlife viewing day trips in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and in Lake Manyara National Park can be arranged while staying at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge. Bird watching is good here. Guests can go for walks in the countryside and take a guided tour of coffee plantation. Karatu town is within walking distance where there are shops and markets to explore and there are local villages that can be visited with a guide. Hikes in the Ngorongoro highlands can be arranged.

Facilities:   The communal areas include a lounge, bar, dining rooms and a gift shop. Meals use locally sourced products. Breakfast can be continental or a full cooked meal, lunch is a buffet or picnic if guests are out all day, and dinner is a 5 course meal. There are attractive gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. The lodge offers massages. There is a laundry service, to be paid for locally.

Dining:  Meals are taken at separate tables indoors outdoors as preferred.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome. Cots are available.

Health:  This is a malarial area.

Communication:  There is internet access in the cafe.

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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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