Plantation Lodge is half way between the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park. A short distance from the bustling market town of Karatu, it is set in nearly 3 hectares of land on a working farm and coffee plantation, with great views over the surrounding farmland. Very spacious, elegant and relaxing, it has a distinctly German colonial-style feel and is staffed entirely by people from the local area.
Our view of Plantation Lodge
Expert Africa's team have visited Plantation Lodge on three separate occasions in the last few years, most recently in May 2011, and it's always been immaculately presented – clean and really well kept with generally helpful staff. We think that it's a lovely base from which to explore the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara areas – but if you do stay here, then try to make time to sit in the garden, in the shade of a eucalyptus, with a cup of fresh coffee, to admire the views over the plantation.
Rooms at Plantation Lodge
Plantation Lodge: Traveller ratings
Plantation Lodge is full of colonial charm and overlooks coffee plantations...