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Plantation Lodge

A beautiful lodge in the Ngorongoro Highlands

Outstanding Five hearts from 25 votes
Plantation Lodge - Bedroom
Plantation Lodge - Bedroom

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As discussed in the Ngorongoro Sopa review, often the choice at the crater is whether to pay for the view (by staying on the crater rim) or for the accommodation (staying in the Highlands). In the case of staying in the Highlands, then we recommend Plantation Lodge. This great little lodge is set in its own gardens and looks out over the verdant Ngorongoro Highlands as the sweep out towards the Rift Escarpment. Offering great value for money and really good food and service, it is one of our favourites!


The great thing about staying in the Ngorongoro Higlands is that, unlike around the Ngorongoro Crater, where the options for lodges is fairly slim, there is a wide range of great value options that all give you superb service, great rooms and great food. Plantation Lodge is certainly our pick of the best of these as, from a location point of view, it is a short drive back to the main road that then takes you up to the crater, it has wonderfully simple and elegant rooms, and the overall experience is right up there.


As mentioned, the rooms offer a simple but elegant luxury. All of them open out onto their own balconies and give views out either to the Highlands or to the beautiful gardens that surround the property. In particular the suites have the added benefit of a little extra room and vast baths that are almost plunge pools!

Coupled with the really friendly and helpful management, Plantation Lodge just about edges it over its neighbours such as Gibb's Farm or the Ngorongoro Farmhouse.

We have a price match guarantee on this property that means, as preferred suppliers, we can guarantee you the best rate available for the property.

Contact us for a quote or call 01525 840 149.

Beautiful buildings and gardens, well located, great food and service

A bit of a drive to get to the Ngorongoro Crater

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