Ndutu Safari Lodge
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
Ndutu is a popular good-value lodge beside a lake in the short-grass plains of the Serengeti