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Ndutu Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a well managed comfortable British colonial style lodge with attractive and spacious single, duplex and quad ensuite bungalows with thatched roofed entry/sitting porches. This small and quaint lodge is well sited in a lush landscaped setting. We saw zebras grazing on the lawn. The dining/bar lobby is open air with a handsome open raftered ceiling where the gennets wander about. The service is helpful and good. There were some small tour groups staying when we were there. Wifi was free and good. We drank the filtered water without any problems. The tap water is saline so undrinkable but sanitary. The bed, pillows and linens were all comfortable. We only stayed one night but it would be easy to stay a week. The meals were all well prepared and good.
The location with access to the off road game park and midway between ngorongoro and the Serengeti make this an ideal stop or longer stay.

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you so much for the comprehensive review, and positive comments. Happy to know that all was to your satisfaction and for recommending us. Glad you enjoyed the beds, pillows and linen as they are all new this year! The pillows have had rave reviews! I hope that you can come again one day and stay a week. We have many guests who do just that!
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Ndutu Safari Lodge and the park itself are a "once in a lifetime" experience that you'll want to repeat. The lodge is set inside the park creating the opportunity to stay amongst the incredible wildlife and landscape. As other reviews have stated, it is remote and the border of the Ngorogoro Conservation Area and Serengeti, but well worth the drive. A stop at Oldupai Gorge on the way in is a nice way to stretch the legs and see some history.
The cabins are very nicely furnished and offer truly beautiful vistas of the park. We awoke to zebra and giraffe just yards away from our veranda. The accomodations are very comfortable, the staff helpful, and the food was great. Much like Tarangerie safari lodge, Ndutu is an experience that cannot be matched staying outside of the park. This is a safari lodge and while you can find more slightly more luxurious lodges in the Ngorogoro area, the experience at Ndutu is truly unique. I have previously stayed at Serena Lake Manyara and Kitela as well as Tarangerie safari lodge, each of which is wonderful, but the ombined experience at Ndutu Safari Lodge and park was phenomenal and one to return to in the future.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is promoted as a lodge and I would have to rate is more as that. Rooms were okay but no a/c making it quite stuffy during the night. Service and food were good. If you are looking for a solid 3.5 star lodge, this is your place. It is in the middle.of wilderness, with beautiful views from room.
You can encounter wild life right outside the rooms- We saw many Warthogs and dick-dicks, other than the birds. It was enjoyable.
The uniqueness was their mascots- genets in the dining/ receprion area.
Would surely recommended this to anyone who wants to experience true wilderness!!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed here before but were again impressed by the quality of the cabins, the very comfortable beds and great food; the best meals we had during our trip.
Nice views and a paradise for bird watchers.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

I really ended loving this place since we really enjoy to get back to the lodge to see Giraffes, dik diks, zebras, baboons, so many birds and here we even where able to see a Chameleon and the genets which is a nocturnal animal that would be imposible to appreciate if we wouldn't stay here. The staff is nice, but not the best part of our stay as it used to be in other lodges. Food excellent!

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Mailixi
So glad you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and for giving us full stars. The lodge is a perfect place to see so much wildlife. Our staff are wonderful and I am glad that they matched the standards of other places you stayed at.
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Additional Information about Ndutu Safari Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 6084, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ndutu Safari Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ndutu Safari Lodge, shaded by majestic acacia trees, is situated in the south-eastern part of the Serengeti. The Lodge has thirty four cottages, all built with local materials, with individual verandahs facing Lake Ndutu. Tucked away from the madding crowd, Ndutu offers peace and tranquility. Stay close to the lodge and enjoy our resident wildlife or go for a drive to explore the surrounding plains or marsh area. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge. Karibuni. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ndutu Safari Hotel Arusha
Ndutu Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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