Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge

34 stone rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (94%) From 10 reviews
Best for aged 8+
All year

Originally a tented camp, Ndutu Safari Lodge, overlooking Ndutu Soda Lake, was constructed in 1967 by George Dove – a professional hunter with a rather flamboyant moustache – who gave up hunting and chose Ndutu as his regular campsite. Today, having been taken over and renovated in 1985, Ndutu is relatively big – with 34 very solid cottages offering comfortable, unfussy accommodation. Technically, the lodge lies on the northern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – but because it's essentially a Serengeti experience, we've included it in our section covering the Serengeti Migration Area.

Our view of Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge offers an inexpensive and very central base from which to explore the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti and the plains of the northern section of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Note that because Ndutu is very good value, and in a great location, it gets very booked up when the migration is passing through. You may need to book a year or more in advance to be sure of finding space here.

Ndutu Safari Lodge: Traveller ratings

Excellent(94%) From 10 travellers

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Latest reviews of trips including Ndutu Safari Lodge

Real safari ambience
21-Dec to 2-Jan 17
Excellent Excellent
Ndutu Safari Lodge review
5-Feb to 19-Feb 16
Excellent Excellent
Ndutu Safari Lodge review
26-Dec to 8-Jan 14
Excellent Excellent
Great for safaris even before migration
25-Nov to 3-Dec 13
Excellent Excellent
Ndutu Safari Lodge review
30-Aug to 9-Sep 13
Good Good
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