Surrounded by lush gardens and vast coffee plantations just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Lake Manyara National Park, the Plantation Lodge is an exclusive and luxurious retreat that promises a restful and relaxing safari escape. Featuring stylish and comfortable accommodations, outstanding cuisine, beautiful surroundings and warm and welcoming service, the owner-run lodge is ideally located as a base for exploring the surrounding attractions, which include the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, and the Empakaai and Olmoti Craters.

Well-appointed guest rooms and suites are individually decorated to reflect the culture and heritage of the region while at the same time providing creature comforts and modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Rooms boast chic d├ęcor and local Tanzanian arts and crafts, spacious bedrooms with lovely en-suite bathrooms, private verandas with direct access to the garden and breathtaking views. The Garden Cottage has four double rooms and an upstairs lounge with fireplace for larger families, while the exquisite Honeymoon Suite is secluded and private with a cosy fireplace, unique shower and Jacuzzi bath and hidden terrace. Guests can savour the finest local and international cuisine in the restaurant, from aromatic Tanzanian coffee and sumptuous breakfasts in the morning, light lunches at midday to an outstanding multi-course meal featuring the best of local flavours for dinner.

Indulge with pampering massages and spa services from a professional masseuse in the comfort of your room, relax at the large swimming pool at the bottom of the garden and soak up the magnificent panoramic views of the valley below or sip a cocktail at the bar as the sun sinks below the horizon in this African paradise.

The owners of Plantation Lodge have been friends of mine and the Heritage Safari team for over 20 years and there is no doubt you will be warmly welcomed and experience an unforgettable stay at this beautiful lodge.