The Manor at Ngorongoro is located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation area on a 1,500 acre estate. The Manor at Ngorongoro is located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation area on a 1,500 acre estate. The 20 luxurious cottage suites include private facilities with traditional bathtubs and rain showers, a private courtyard and deck, indoor-outdoor fireplaces. The manor is built in Cape-Dutch style architecture and the main lounge area offers a lounge and bar area with access to the fire pits and pool area, formal and casual dining rooms, library and pool house. In your down time, you can enjoy the wine cellar, boutique, horseback riding, biking, coffee tasting and tours of the estate.
Tarangire Tree Tops: What fun to sleep in a tree house wrapped around a giant Baobab tree! The staff, food and service all excellent. The first evening I was Skyping my husband and some elephants walked up to the watering hole by the pool and within a few minutes there were 10 of them all trying to get into the watering hole! It was a surreal moment as I was able to let Neil, who was sitting in his office in downtown Chicago, see everything live! Our waiter Mbaiz was brilliant.
The Manor at Ngorongoro: What a beautiful setting - again it reminded me of houses in the north of Scotland. Roddy and Camilla (the Managers) are lovely. Having a massage in their spa was relaxing at the end of the day.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp: I think the boys were thrilled at the thought of staying in a tent at last! I was very relieved when I saw the inside of the tent and realized how luxurious they are! Once again, the food and staff were excellent…The first night I was awakened by the loud sound of breathing and chomping and realized that there was a buffalo (which I established the following morning) literally on the other side of the canvas from my head working its way around the tent - another surreal moment! The open sided lounge with the spectacular views was hard to leave.
Serengeti Migration Camp: Although similar to Serengeti Pioneer Camp it is obviously older but once again we had a great experience with the food and staff - especially 'Charles' who couldn't have been more helpful. Lauren, the Manageress, is a very sociable and gregarious lady which the boys loved. Again during the night I woke up to the sound of 'chomping' again. This time I woke Jack up so that he could witness it with me - we carefully pulled the curtain back to find a mother elephant and baby elephant feet away from our veranda working their way around a tree - so exciting! The boys thought it cool that, in order to attract the staff members from our tent, we had to stand at the door and wave a torch and in the event of an emergency we had to blow a whistle! Something we did not have to do!
- Jane, Jack and Alex Cummins
I enjoyed the variety of places we stayed, from rustic to elegant. It is hard to choose, but I think my favorites were the camps, Migration and Treetops. Every place was wonderful and the camp staffs couldn't have been more friendly and gracious. The food was all good, but honors go to The Manor at Ngorongoro - outstanding, and what a beautiful plantation, though our stay was very brief. The landscapes, the scenery so vast and beautiful, and the night noises unforgettable: a lion roaring, monkeys shrieking and fleeing a leopard in the middle of the night, elephants thrashing around in the nearby underbrush.Read More