The Plantation Lodge

Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. Plantation Lodge's cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled.

The lodge's location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone's throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti

To stay at Plantation Lodge is to immerse yourself in a world of rest and relaxation. The lodge's 16 rooms lie generously distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden. Individuality is a major feature of Plantation Lodge, where each room has its own style, choice accessories and bouquets of fresh flowers from the garden that put the cherry on the cake. The lodge's roommaids care conscientiously for the rooms and are happy to see to our guests' needs.
Fresh variety is the motto of our kitchen. We grow our own vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit. This means that the products from our kitchen are healthy, untreated and particularly tasty. In the restaurant we pamper our guests every evening with a fine multicourse meal in a stylish, comfortable atmosphere. A good wine from our cellar rounds off the culinary pleasure. At lunchtime you can enjoy our dishes al fresco. We'll be happy to serve you lunch or afternoon coffee and cake at one of our garden tables.
Bougainvillea, frangipani, jacaranda... Our garden will pamper all your senses: with the scent of tropical plants, with its colorful flowers, with the song of exotic birds. Here you can be spoiled by the culinary delights or simply watch the geese grazing. The garden is not merely a flowering backdrop, it is put to good practical use, providing as it does an inexhaustible supply of flowers for the vases in the lodge's rooms, fruits from the mango and avocado trees for our guests, and its coffee trees are far more than mere decoration. The garden is our center.
Whether you just want to laze around or you want to refresh yourself after a dusty game drive - our pool with its view of the picturesque hills is the ideal place for a break. You can relax luxuriously on one of the comfortable sunbeds. Read, swim, dream - time will just fly. And when the sun sinks blood red behind Mount Oldeani, this is the most romantic place for a sundowner.
Relax luxuriously with a massage and feel newborn afterwards. Make an appointment with our qualified masseuse and spoil yourself.
Why not experience another side of Tanzania? A range of activities at the lodge and in the near vicinity offer you the chance to get to know the country and its people better and to explore the beauties of nature on foot. Just talk to us. We'll be happy to organize a few exciting hours for you.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area starts just 20 minutes by car from Plantation Lodge. After a drive of a further half-hour visitors reach the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2,300 meters where they are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama. When the morning mists float over the edge of the crater they reveal the large volcanic caldera. Some 25,000 animals live in the caldera which has a diameter of 19 kilometers. Zebras, buffalo, antelope, lions, black rhinos, hippos, elephants ... They all feed on the abundant grazing grounds and the groundwater of the crater floor. During the day they share this area with the Maasai, who drive their cattle into the crater to graze.
Birdwatching in the garden of Plantation Lodge
Such colorful birds as Fischer's lovebirds or the yellow-bellied sunbird are regular visitors to Plantation Lodge. Our staff will explain the various bird species to you on a tour around our flowering garden.
Visit to a coffee plantation
The coffee-exporting country Tanzania stands for very high quality products. A walk with one of our staff will lead to a neighboring coffee plantation. Here you will learn how coffee beans are treated and what steps are needed to make this delicious and aromatic beverage.
Visit to a farm
With one of our staff you will visit one of the farms adjacent to the lodge. Here you will gain an insight into African country life: You will see how the people on the farm live and work.

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