Plantation Lodge

Safaris to Plantation Lodge

With ideas from Expert Africa for tailor-made safaris

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Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

| 10 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$7,896-9,365
The Firefinch safari explores Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park; expect breath-taking views and spectacular wildlife as you travel through northern Tanzania with your own knowledgeable Superior guide and 4WD vehicle, ... More about Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari
Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

| 12 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$11,147-12,165
This privately guided safari combines some incredible wildlife experiences - the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and game viewing in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. It also includes two overnight stops in Kigali, one at ... More about Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

7 great extras, day-trips & excursions whilst you're staying in Plantation Lodge

Many of the places that we feature in Africa include a full range of activities, but sometimes optional extras are possible – day-trips and excursions which are worth adding into your stay and are best arranged before you go.

Talk to us about anything which interests you before you finalise your trip with us. Meanwhile, just 7 of the possibilities from Plantation Lodge are noted below; we hope they help to give you some inspiration.

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Crater Rim Walk

Crater Rim Walk

2-3 hours

For some fantastic views, and the chance to see flora and fauna up close, take a walk along the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Led by an experienced safari guide and accompanied an armed ranger, you will be able to take in the scale and beauty of the landscape from a different perspective. More about Crater Rim Walk

Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day

Spend a half day hiking through the Empakaai Crater, in the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a ranger. More about Empakaai Crater Hike

Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Up to 1 hour

Experience the forest of Lake Manyara National Park from a whole new perspective – high up in the trees. The first suspended walkway in Tanzania, it stretches underneath the canopy for 370m between the mahogany and fig trees, giving intrepid visitors a unique view of the surrounding flora and fauna. More about Manyara Treetop Walkway

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

3 hours

Discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in the large Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu with a knowledgeable local guide. This is not a village set up for tourists; Mto Wa Mbu is a real community and offers a chance to see a side of the country that many visitors pass by. More about Village Walk

Olduvai Gorge visit

Olduvai Gorge visit

1–2 hours

See for yourself the renowned archaeological site of Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge, which lies en route between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Famed for the discoveries of early hominin remains as well as the Laetoli Footprints, the site offers beautiful views, an engaging museum and potentially the opportunity to visit an active dig. More about Olduvai Gorge visit

Olmoti Crater walk

Olmoti Crater walk

Around 2-3 hours

Follow an ancient Maasai cattle trail on this private hike up the Olmoti Crater, led by an experienced guide and accompanied by an armed ranger. The crater may not compete in size with the neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, but the birding is good, the mountain views wonderful, and the array of ferns a botanist’s dream. More about Olmoti Crater walk

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Typically a full day

To drive into the Ngorongoro Crater is to immerse yourself in a renowned wildlife park. Prides of lion and clans of hyena patrol amongst herds of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle, whilst flocks of crowned cranes keep out the way of jackals. Come for elephants with big tusks, too. And then there are the rhino… More about Ngorongoro Crater safari

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