Overview of Plantation Lodge

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and vast coffee plantations, the Plantation Lodge is a stylish and private retreat situated close to the town of Karatu in Tanzania. An ideal place to rest and relax, the lodge welcomes both romantics and families to enjoy its beautiful setting and many activities. Parents and children alike will enjoy trips into the bush in the company of a knowledgeable guide or a visit to the coffee plantations to learn all about this active trade.

The convenient location of Plantation Lodge will also allow you to explore nearby attractions, such as Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and the Empakaai & Olmoti Crater. Experience a cultural visit to Lake Eyasi to learn more about the ancient hunter-gatherer tribe – the Hadzabe.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Close proximity to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Very relaxed feel - cool & shady lawns
  • Various room types around the tropical gardens
  • Healthy, tasty meals from home grown fruit & vegetables
  • Visit one of the surrounding coffee plantations
  • Village visits to the bustling village of Karatu

Cultural visits

Day tours

Spa treatments

Rooms at Plantation Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    Each of the 16 double rooms at the Plantation Lodge has its own unique style. African safari antiques and Tanzanian arts and crafts decorate the rooms, while modern amenities ensure that youu2019ll have a comfortable stay. Six rooms can be converted into triple rooms as these rooms offer more than enough space for an extra bed.rnrnThe rooms are distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden, and others purely boasting a spacious and tranquil place in which to relax and unwind.rn

    Other Room Types

    rnThe Honeymoon Suite at Plantation Lodge is situated apart from the other rooms, offering romantics even more privacy. The rooms feature a cosy fireplace, terrace and special shower & Jacuzzi bath – highly recommended for a romantic night.rnrnThe group house lies further down the garden and offers an ideal place for a family or a group of friends. It features four double suites, all of which are en suite, as well as a large dining room. Facilities are also available for younger children.

    General Facilities

    The large pool at the bottom end of the garden overlooks the valley below and offers an ideal place in which to cool off after a day out in the sun or simply relax on a lounger.


    Curio shop

    Laundry service


    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available


    Tuck into a range of European specialties or try something new with the many exotic dishes at Plantation Lodge.

    Meals are prepared using fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden, and are accompanied by your choice of exquisite South African wines.

    The group house has a large dining room, offering a wonderful social atmosphere in which to enjoy your dinners. Alternatively, choose to enjoy a romantic, private dinner by candle light.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Liesel van Zyl

    Liesel van Zyl

    Product Manager

    Plantation Lodge has a fabulous laid-back atmosphere, and the lush garden setting and spacious rooms really add to the feeling of calm and serenity.

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