Plantation Lodge


  • Small owner-run lodge
  • Wide range of rooms and suites
  • Explore Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara 
  • Watch birds in the gardens
  • Sunbathe by the pool
  • Fresh produce from the vegetable garden

Open:  All year round.

Location:  On the outskirts of Karatu village on the lower outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is about a three hour drive from Arusha and less than one hour to the crater. 

Rooms:  There are standard rooms, six suites, a family unit, family suite and the garden house with four bedrooms. 

Activities:   Many people use Plantation Lodge as a base from which to visit the Ngorongoro Crater, but it also makes a good place to relax. Birdwatching is good around camp, there is a pool, spa treatments can be arranged for you, and if you fancy a visit to a local farm or coffee plantation, this too can be arranged. 

Facilities:  The lodge is set in large landscaped gardens which houses a beautiful restaurant overlooking the rolling hills. There is a cosy bar and an extensive wine cellar. Set in the gardens is a large pool with loungers.  

Dining:  Meals are served in the dining room or in the courtyard. The meals are excellent, and mostly made with local produce - some from the farm itself. 

Children:  The lodge welcomes children of all ages.

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is a mobile reception, no direct ‘phone or fax and complimentary Wifi.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

A very lovely tranquil spot! Extremely comfortable and very excellent food. It was nice to have a hotel for a night to sort ourselves out after such a long and hot journey!

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