Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge was the brainchild of a local onion farmer and a chef, who saw potential for a simple and friendly guesthouse in Karatu, and so approached the government for a loan. Their application was approved and this 32-room lodge, close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, was built. The lodge has strong community links, and some of the profits go towards helping the local community. All of the staff are originally from the Ethiopian Highlands (they belong to the Iraqw tribe), but have been living in Karatu for some time. When we last visited, it was very clear that the staff are very proud of the lodge and the level of community involvement.
Our view of Bougainvillea Lodge
You are in the middle of a busy town, but Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is set back off the main road – and doesn't feel noisy or crowded at all. The bungalows are comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the staff are charming. This is a good choice for families and those on a budget.
Rooms at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Bougainvillea Lodge: Traveller ratings
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge makes a welcoming base for a night or two.