Plantation Lodge


Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti.


Rooms at Plantation Lodge


To stay at Plantation Lodge is to immerse yourself in a world of rest and relaxation. The lodge’s 16 rooms lie generously distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden. Individuality is a major feature of Plantation Lodge, where each room has its own style, choice accessories and bouquets of fresh flowers from the garden that put the cherry on the cake. The lodge’s room maids care conscientiously for the rooms and are happy to see to our guests’ needs.


The Coffee House Suites at Plantation Lodge


Kent and Blue Mountain – each of these suites is a work of art. Stylish and comfortable. The fireplace room has access to the shared terrace and to the garden, the airy bedroom with its veranda and two sunbeds, the spacious bathroom ... With attention to detail and a sure feeling for the successful composition of furniture and accessories here are two truly beautiful suites waiting for guests to come and feel good in them.


Plantation Lodge Garden House


Garden House offers plenty of room: in four double bedrooms and in the rest of the house. Families and groups of friends can enjoy loads of room here in this two-story house. From the upper fireplace room with its lounge seating the stairs lead down into the heart of the house – the spacious dining room with its impressive table. Not only the house’s interior is highly pleasing, the wooden veranda also offers spectacular views of the picturesque hills – it’s the best place to sit and sip a sundowner.


Dining at Plantation Lodge


Fresh variety is the motto of the Plantation's kitchen. The lodge grows it's own vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit on the property. This means that the spectacular meals from the kitchen are healthy, untreated and particularly tasty. In the restaurant guests are pampered every evening with a fine multi course meal in a stylish, comfortable atmosphere. A wonderfully paired wine from the cellar rounds off the culinary experience. At lunchtime dishes can be enjoyed al fresco and afternoon coffee and cake at one of our garden tables.


Activities at Plantation Lodge


Head out in the morning to the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area starts just 20 minutes by car from Plantation Lodge. After a drive of a further half-hour visitors reach the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2,300 meters where they are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama. When the morning mists float over the edge of the crater they reveal the large volcanic caldera. Some 25,000 animals live in the caldera which has a diameter of 19 kilometers. Zebras, buffalo, antelope, lions, black rhinos, hippos, elephants ... They all feed on the abundant grazing grounds and the groundwater of the crater floor. During the day they share this area with the Maasai, who drive their cattle into the crater to graze.


Other activities at the lodge include taking in the wide varity of wonderfuly colored birds in the flowering gardens with the knowledgeable staff on hand to explain the species as well as guided visits to a local coffee plantation or farm to learn the in's and outs of daily operation.


The Plantation Lodge also offers an onsite spa. Treat yourself with a full body massage, foot massage or one of the many other treatments.


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