Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Reviews of Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 5 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have visited Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Family S - Sheffield
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely setting, close to the crater

This was the biggest of the places we stayed and, not surprisingly, the most impersonal. However, the lush setting was very nice indeed and we valued the views, the colours and the peace very much after our safari drives. The pool was very pleasant too after a long morning in the (fantastic) dusty crater.

The buffet style meals were perfectly acceptable and the freshly-cooked-before-your-eyes stir fry which was on offer on one of our two nights was very tasty. We thought the select-your-own sandwich lunch arrangement was very efficient too.

The rooms were large with pleasant terraces. The fact that the 'bungalows' are well spread out across the grounds is both an advantage (privacy/tranquility) and a disadvantage (it means a dark walk to/from the main building). We were quite happy with this and, though we had no need of them, the cosy armchairs in front of an open fire would have been quite appealing at a different time of year!

Oh - and the post-safari massage in the spa area was lovely!

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Dr and Mrs E from Poole
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Activities:
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Si this is where The Garden of Eden originate

Stunning thatched building as the core of the Lodge, with very good large rooms spread around the estate.

An interesting farm to visit, too.

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Mrs F from Derbyshire
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge review

We found that Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge was ideally placed for arriving early for an all day visit to the crater. The rooms were very spacious, well-organised and well-equipped.

The food was good, especially the vegetables and the puddings, with lots of choice at the buffet. The situation was lovely and the gardens beautifully maintained and it was nice to be somewhere with a swimming pool.

All in all, I felt it was an excellent place to stay though it did seem a bit hectic around the reception area with so much coming and going at times.

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Mrs C from Devon
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Safari at Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Very enjoyable 3 night stay from where we visited the Crater and Lake Manyara Park. In hindsight 1 visit either full or half day would probably have been enough in this park. Our guide told us there were hardly any predators and tree climbing lions had not been seen for some time. We drove for what seemed a very long time in order to visit a hot spring which was not very exciting.

The farmbouse was very comfortable with lovely setting and views but did not seem very "safari" like. (This is not a criticism just an observation)

I felt we were staying at a very nice place but not necessarily in Africa.

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Mr & Mrs P from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge review

The rooms are extremely spacious here with lovely views across the farm's land.

Great location for visiting Ngonrongoro as it really wasn't far from the gate.

The food was nicely prepared and there was a good selection each night at the buffet.

Good service from the staff.

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