Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 34
Last updated 13-Sep-2019

Main description of Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Meal on Request, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant
Room facilities Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Gourmet Picnic, Safaris, Wildlife Tours
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Hot-air Ballooning, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours

Room types at Ndutu Safari Lodge

Individual Stone and Thatch Cottage

Individual Stone and Thatch Cottage

There are thirty four en-suite cottages at Ndutu which range from double, twins, triples and a quad room and all are built from local materials. The stone and thatch cottages are naturally cool due to the thick walls and they provide simple and comfortable accommodation. Each room has an en- suite bathroom with hot showers, sink and flushing toilet.

Where possible, honeymoon couples will be booked into the largest of these cottages.

All of the cottages have a private veranda overlooking the natural unfenced landscape of indigenous trees and shrubs outside your cottage door ensuring you are never far from the host of birds and mammals who call the Ndutu area home. The cottages extend from a warm and welcoming central dining, seating and bar or ‘mess’ area which has long been a gathering place for friends old and new.

We are gradually updating the cottages at Ndutu safari lodge by raising the roofs and updating the bathrooms. We are also interconnecting some of the cottages to make lovely family units with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so families can be together but separate.

Activities at Ndutu Safari Lodge

Game Drives through the Ndutu Plains

Game Drives through the Ndutu Plains

Predator season is a great season to really enjoy the resident predators of Ndutu and indeed Ndutu is a favourite of expert guides, scientists and biologists for its high numbers of cats including lion, leopard, cheetah, civet, serval, wild cat and caracal. The resident predators are territorial and so once they have had their young they remain at Ndutu in the local marsh areas which stay wet all year round and are an essential fresh water source for the herbivores therefore attracting predators. The marshes also serve as the ideal place for cheetah and lion to hide their offspring from danger. You can enjoy sightings of all three species of jackal including the rarely seen side-striped jackal and in the late afternoons you may glimpse striped hyena at the lake shore.

The wonderful thing about doing a game drive during this dry season is that the behaviours of these animals are more visible due to the lack of vegetation. The variety of habitats allows plenty of places to explore and you often find yourself having private encounters with predators.

Guides and vehicles are available on request and upon availability. Game drives can be carried out between 6am - 7pm.

Hot Air-Ballooning over the Serengeti

Hot Air-Ballooning over the Serengeti

Ndutu Safari Lodge work closely with Serengeti Balloon Safaris. They are the first company to set a balloon aloft over the Serengeti and the first to start flying in the Ndutu area, they have set the bar high for an exceptional adventure, delivered with safety at the forefront of their minds and with their passenger's experience as a priority. From the outset, they have established ourselves as partners in conservation in the Parks in which they operate and they take an active role in ensuring ballooning standards are rigorously maintained. They have had to learn the vagaries of the weather from first-hand experience and as such, there are no more experienced pilots than those that fly the green and gold of Serengeti Balloon Safaris. They are adventurers at heart, with a penchant for detail and quality, and with each balloon that flies, they know they are doing something extraordinarily well.

Serengeti Balloon Safaris are available to book through Ndutu Safari Lodge. It would be advisable to book well-ahead of your stay in order to secure yourself a place. Tours from Serengeti Balloon Safaris tend to sell out.

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