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Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge
Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge
Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge
Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge


3°20’19.1"S 35°35’55.0"E

Reviews of Farmhouse Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

13 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Farmhouse Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2019, 3 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Farmhouse Lodge.
Lion

67% success

Leopard

33% success

Wild dog

0% success

Buffalo

67% success

Eland

67% success

Elephant

67% success

Hippo

67% success

Wildebeest

67% success

Zebra

67% success

Black Rhino

33% success

Spotted Hyena

33% success

Striped Hyena

33% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 13
Duration
Arrival date
KS
Currie

"Well-established and well managed Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 12 Nov 2019
"This is a much larger venue which offered walks around the grounds and is more tourist orientated.

Although everything was catered for it was more impersonal and our chalet a little 'tired'. Also a cuckoo was singing all night (both nights) and although you could hear it right through the camp nobody did anything about it." See all these reviews: 12n in Zanzibar; 8n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

3 sightings

Buffalo

4 sightings

Eland

2 sightings

Elephant

1 sighting

Hippo

1 sighting

Lion

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Wildebeest

4 sightings

Zebra

4 sightings

Jonathan
bronte

"Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Oct 2019
"Great accommodation, grounds, staff and food.

Really enjoyed staying here. the grounds are amazing and it was great to jump into the pool after a dusty game drive.

Food was great (buffet) and we enjoyed making up our own lunch boxes each day.

Rooms were huge and well appointed." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sisters
London

"Fabulous setting on Coffee plantation"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2019
"A beautifully located lodge in kitchen gardens with a view up to the crater escarpment. A lovely terrace for drinks. A large restaurant serving buffet food, good quality and choice. Staff entertainment, dancing and music pre dinner.

A lovely pool if there is time to use it.

Rooms spacious and comfortable with water cooler/heater (slightly annoying as noisy), terrace with glass doors.

Great bird watching on the colourful flowers and trees." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rusty Hudak
Stow

"Ngorongoro farmhouse"

2 nights Arrived 29 Jul 2019
"Very nice. As always, the food was very good and there was plenty of it. It's a very nice lodge, but compared to the others, it's just not as good" See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 4n in Rwanda
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Dalys
London

"Tranquil and very convenient"

2 nights Arrived 27 Jun 2019
"It is really well situated for a swift drive to the Crater and avoids all the mist that some of the lodges on the rim can experience. I really liked the very colonial feel to it with the coffee plantation and extensive and delicious vegetable garden which provides such wonderful produce.

The rooms are huge and we really appreciated the offer of a fire and hot water bottles in the bed as it was not that warm when we were there at the end of June.

The dining room and buffet was excellent and the quality of the food very high." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

Multiple sightings

Striped Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr BG
Newport Coast

"Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 25 Jan 2019
"Nice facilities but just fair food" See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Ms P & family
London

"beautiful setting"

2 nights Arrived 22 Aug 2017
"Lovely setting for this farmhouse, gorgeous gardens. Even though they cater for a lot of guests and the lodge does have a more large hotel feel to it Elisha and his great team add a personal touch. The food, buffet style is fine ti good. Our room, Heroe had a great view and was extremely quiet. The pool is great and a real treat after three weeks nearly in the bush. But all in all it is the personal care from the staff which makes the stay here special.
We were a little bit underwhelmed by the crater...an amazing location but once you are in it the viewing is not great - so I would check the season if you are interested in seeing rhinos etc as there is very little chance in August. We saw them from up on the rim through binoculars." See all these reviews: 14n in Kenya; 6n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Bill & Mila
Madrid

"Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Oct 2014
"Very nice place, the jacaranda trees were in full bloom. Lunch on the lawn was splendid.

Don't particularly recommend the walk around the estate - more talk than walk." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Family S
Sheffield

"Lovely setting, close to the crater"

2 nights Arrived 19 Aug 2014
"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!" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Dr & Mrs E
Poole

"Si this is where The Garden of Eden originate"

2 nights Arrived 4 Oct 2013
"Stunning thatched building as the core of the Lodge, with very good large rooms spread around the estate.

An interesting farm to visit, too." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Showing 1-10 of 13
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13 reviews of Farmhouse Lodge by travellers since August 2007
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