Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

32 bungalows.
Traveller's rating
Good (90%) From 8 reviews
Best for 8+
All year

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge was created by a local farmer and a chef who saw potential for a simple and friendly guesthouse in Karatu. They approached the government for a loan and their application was approved. Soon after 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

On previous visits we have noted that Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is generally very quiet but it felt slightly hectic when we last visited in February 2018. The bungalows are very simple, perhaps a little tired in places, but comfortable and clean. The gardens are nicely kept and the pool looked incredibly inviting. Whilst it may not be the highlight of your trip, this is a good choice for families and those on a budget.

Rooms at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge


Bougainvillea Lodge: Traveller ratings

Good(90%) From 8 travellers

Latest reviews of trips including Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Very nice stay at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
3-Dec to 16-Dec 16
Good Good
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
4-Aug to 26-Aug 16
Excellent Excellent
Extremely friendly staff and lovely lodge
27-Jul to 9-Aug 15
Excellent Excellent
Excellent Ngorongoro crater safari
27-Sep to 11-Oct 13
Excellent Excellent
A Great Place to stay near the Crater
28-Jul to 6-Aug 11
Excellent Excellent
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