Bougainvillea Safari Lodge


Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a large common area building housing reception, lounge, bar, gift shop and dining rooms. The swimming pool sits in the center of the property surrounded by the cottages and gardens.


Rooms at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge


Bougainvillea boast twenty-four cottages and are in the process of adding a few more. Each cozy room has mosquito-netted king or twin beds, a fireplace, large bathroom with shower and a veranda from which to enjoy the views of the properties lush tropical gardens. Two of the cottages can be used as family suites, with connecting rooms.


Activities at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge


Wildlife Viewing

The lodge is located near to some of the most amazing wildlife areas on the planet. The gate to the World Heritage Ngorongoro Conservation Area is about a 15-minute drive from the lodge. To the east and south lies Lake Manyara National Park, a jewel of a park lying on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Both areas are equally accessible for day trips.


Bird Watching

With about 1200 species of birds, Tanzania is one of the best places to watch our feathered friends. Even if you’re not a keen “twitcher” you’ll find it hard to resist marveling at the colorful and sometimes comical avian visitors and residents at the lodge.


Cultural Activities

There is ample opportunity to visit some of the fascinating tribes nearby. You can visit the Iraqw, Hadzabe or Datogo communities. The interesting agricultural village of Mto wa Mbo is nearby too. Or, just go into town for a taste of local life.


Hiking and Walking

You 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. If you fancy a stroll into the countryside that’s another possibility. One of the staff can escort you to a neighboring coffee plantation or you can hike in the Ngorongoro Conservation area for a more strenuous outing.


Treat Yourself to a Massage

Treat yourself to a therapeutic, on site, massage to work out the kinks after a long trip on safari or use it relax before you venture out into the bush.


Dining at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge


The lodge's approach to food is simple and uncomplicated; family favorites are served along with recipes created by the lodge's Chef, Reggie, and his team. Fruit, vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meats are locally sourced to ensure that ingredients are as fresh as possible. Chef Reggie Bayo is legendary in the area and has been doing what he does best for over twenty-seven years.


Bougainvillea Safari Lodge


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