Plantation Lodge

Reviews of Plantation Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 28 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 28 of our travellers who have visited Plantation Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The T-R family from London
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this delightful lodge, with excellent service and food.

Wonderful guide who made sure we saw lots of game , sometimes it became rather uncomfortable in the 4x4 without any shield from the hot sun.

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Mr and Mrs M from Lewes
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

Very polite & helpful staff

Very attractive d├ęcor most particularly in the bar area

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Dr. W from West Glamorgan
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

great as a place to unwind

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Mr & Mrs C from New York
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Super location for Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

This lodge was a great start for us as it was perfectly located between Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater so we didn't need to change accommodation between the game drives, and the trip to each game drive was not long at all.

It was lovely to see the villages, and stop at a few shops along the way. Unfortunately our room did not have electricity for the first 2 nights, so we were then upgraded to a suite for our last night which was beautiful - We wish the situation was resolved after the first night though as trying to get ready in the dark at 6am is not fun at all!

Food at this lodge was always excellent, and the service was good even though the staff were not as friendly as other places we stayed at in Tanzania.

The pool area appeared to be lovely, however during our stay, there was a family of 8 which took up all of the sunbeds every day, so we were unable to relax by the pool during our stay. Other reviewers warned us to check our bill properly before leaving, and we're glad we did as we were charged for a bottle of wine that we did not have!

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Family T from London
Arrived on: 26-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury at Plantation Lodge.

Very luxurious. Beautiful setting. For us, it lacked the personal touch. The manager who received us was very keen to show us the tip box but failed to tell us that there was a swimming pool !

We were given a very warm and personal welcome at all other lodges except this one. But we enjoyed our stay.

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A cool restful haven at Plantation Lodge

We enjoyed our stay from the warm welcome to our departure.
Friendly staff, pleasant. bar and great food
Comfortable accommodation in a beautiful garden setting. We enjoyed our garden tour with the head gardener.

We had a knowledgeable guide, Festo, from Nomad tours who ensured we got the best out of our trips to Lake Manyara and the Ngorororo crater. we enjoyed both trips and were glad we got to both locations early.
Not as many birds as expected at Lake Manyara. Good game viewing at the crater with a good bonnet breakfast

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Mr & Mrs C - honeymooners, London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

Plantation was lodge was beautiful and it was good to have a short "tent break" in between safaris!

The food wasn't quite as good as it might be - given the facilities they had available it wasn't any better than the safari camps which had to use makeshift ktichens (although to be fair, they did do brilliantly)

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Mr O and Ms A from Madrid
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful place

We missed one night because of a delay in our flight, but we were promoted to the suite.

Excellent location for visiting Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara.

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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

So helpful staff led by Renata! Moshi and Zubeda welcoming from start. Wonderful suite upgrade and flexible in allowing us to stay an extra night even though lodge full. Sorry to leave.

Food rather bland for our tastes.

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Mr & Mrs A from Hants
Arrived on: 4-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

Felt more like an hotel than a safari lodge. Plantation was well run, the staff were friendly and helpful.

We were a little disappointed that we were unable to walk outside the grounds.We toured the grounds and had the chief gardener with us on one occasion to help identify plants and birds. Jacob, our Nomad guide would have had more expertize but we had the impression that the lodge did not wish him to accompany us in the grounds.

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