The privately run Plantation Lodge, first opened in 1998, is located between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park, a short distance from the bustling market town of Karatu. It is set in 3 hectares (7 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens, staffed entirely by local residents and mainly used by visitors travelling with their own guide and vehicle, as a base for visits to the Ngorongoro Crater and sometimes Lake Manyara National Park.
Our view of Plantation Lodge
Expert Africa team members have visited Plantation Lodge on numerous occasions in the last few years, most recently in April 2015, and it's always been immaculately clean and well presented with very helpful staff. The attention to detail and personal care here really stand out. We think this is a lovely, tranquil base from which to explore the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara areas.
Plantation Lodge: Traveller ratings
Plantation Lodge is full of colonial charm and overlooks coffee plantations.