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Reminiscent of a country farm with quaint Cape Dutch style architecture, the Manor at Ngorongoro lies within the Shangri-La Arabica Coffee Estate, surrounded by lovely gardens amid the natural splendour of Tanzania.

Located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, it is an exclusive safari experience combining East African safari hospitality with timeless architecture and décor. Besides game drives into the Ngorongoro Crater to view wildlife, and bush picnics on the Crater floor, other activities at the Manor at Ngorongoro include excursions to a Maasai Market, Lake Manyara and Olduvai Gorge; guided estate walks or bicycle trails along the Ngorongoro Crater.

There are 18 guest suites set in nine cottages and your room will have its own courtyard, private deck and both indoor and outdoor fireplaces - perfect for stargazing or snuggling with a nightcap after a full-day on safari!

highlights

  • Close to Ngorongoro Crater & Karatu for village visits
  • Beautiful Cape Dutch manor house amid gorgeous gardens
  • Hear the forest elephants at night
  • Spacious suites, flawless service & unparalleled food & wine
  • Spa facilities, horse riding & mountain biking

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Facilities

The main house comprises a large and comfortable lounge area decorated with elegant colonial furniture, dark wood furniture, Persian rugs and an open fireplace.

Relax and unwind in the sauna and steam room, watch a movie in the private cinema, try your hand in the snooker room or read one of the many books from the library while lounging in front of a cosy fireplace. On hot days, lounge around The Manor’s swimming pool.

General Facilities

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    Babysitting service available
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    Bar
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    Computer facilities
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    Laundry service
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    Library
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

Meals at The Manor at Ngorongoro are sumptuous affairs to be enjoyed in the formal dining room, the dining conservatory or privately in your cottage.

African cuisine is complemented with a bottle of fine wine from the manor's private wine cellar. Light lunches are available on the open terrace over looking the estate and a picnic on the Crater floor makes for a uniquely African experience.

Manor Suite

Each of the nine cottages at The Manor at Ngorongoro is divided into two guest suites, making a total of 18 double rooms. All rooms have their own courtyard, deck, en suite bathroom, a sitting area, an indoor fireplace and an outdoor firepit.

They are all beautifully appointed with plush period-style furniture and finishes, provide exceptional views of the landscape and are strategically positioned for ultimate privacy and seclusion.

The Stable Cottage has three separate en suite bedroom, a large family lounge and TV room, making it ideal for families travelling with children or small groups.

Manor Suite AMENITIES

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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Outdoor area
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    Safe in room
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    Telephone
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    Fireplace

Activities

  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Picnics
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
 

Traveller Reviews

  • The Manor at Ngorongoro - Well if anything.this place was over the top,luxury and service,that we will never see again.

    Frederic Read, June 2014
  • The Manor at Ngorongoro was a stunning surprise. Our guide, Adam, couldn't have been more attentive and informative. And when he pulled out the jeep's awning and set up our table for lunch inside the crater, he blew us away. All the other jeep passengers had box lunches and were eating inside.

    Norm Giere, November 2013
  • Wow! What a beautiful place! We loved the old historic main home and the smaller matching buildings housing the little apartments! The grounds were beautiful and everything about the place was immaculate. We loved the African/European blend of furnishings! We took the coffee plantation tour and actually learned a lot about the coffee growing process. It was fun to try the freshly roasted coffee too! The staff here is so friendly and accommodating! Every meal was beautiful, and delicious ! Our day at the crater was totally amazing! The immensity of the crater was breathtaking, and the pink sea of Lesser Flamingos was so beautiful! A "to the death" chase of hyenas vs. Zebras began right in front of our vehicle.....and we opted to watch the chase from a distance then went over to see the pile of hyenas fighting over what was left.....which wasn't much. Real life. The day was perfect with a delish picnic lunch by the lake!

    Merry Garrard, October 2013
  • We then moved on to the Manor and this was a gorgeous spot the rooms are unbelievable and so are the rooms in the homestead. Food was fantastic. While we were out on a drive they radio ahead and advise we are on our way back and the butler has the bath full of hot water with petals on top. We toured the crater and just as we were heading home a lion decided to have a rest in the shade of our jeep so we stayed for a while then he decides to wander along the side of us while we are slowly driving along, fantastic and got it all on video. Didn't want to leave here.

    Deborah Barton, October 2012
  • The kid's (and us) absolutely loved the Manor. They felt like princesses there and even got to go horseback riding. It was a VERY luxurious end to a vacation. The Crater it beautiful but the animals were very disappointing after what we'd seen at the other 3 locations. But you can't go to that part of the world without going to the Crater..... it was beautiful landscape. The hotel was definitely the highlight at that location.

    Marilyn Ablett, August 2012
  • The Manor at Ngorongoro Lodge was amazing.

    Daniel Thys, April 2012
  • We loved every minute of it. Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and our stays at the Treetops, the Manor (unbelievable place, we were speechless!)

    Linda Dauriz, April 2012
  • Manor at Ngorongoro (they prepared special private dinner for us) and Escarpment Manyara Lodge (they were really caring about us after we got wet under rain during night safari). As I said before we felt special attention for us in each of the hotel we stayed and we enjoyed and appreciated it! The safaris were unforgettable. We saw a lot of animals even rhinos and leopard and also lion on a tree and giraffes fighting! We took thousands pictures every day!!

    Anna Epanchintseva, April 2012
  • When we got there it took our breath away. It was in the top two of properties from the trip, including Escarpment Lodge. The property was amazing with horse stables, a wonderful pool, and open areas everywhere. Set on a coffee plantation, the views were amazing. The property had a wine cellar, a billiard room, a movie room, a bar room, and outdoor areas to sit and eat. Our room was fantastic. There was a bottle of champagne waiting for us, and our laundry was taken and done for us that night.

    Alex Yoffe, January 2012
  • This is very luxurious. They had hot water bottles in the beds! We all enjoyed the pool and a massage after quite a long drive (1 1/2 hours) to the rim of the Crater. We had a good vehicle which had pop-up roof and big windows.

    Rosemary Hogan, February 2011

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"The spacious gardens, impeccable service and gourmet food will be a delightful treat at any time on your East African journey."

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