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Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge

Close to Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area 2552 Tanzania
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#15 of 39 Speciality lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge is centrally situated on the northern safari circuit in Tanzania. Close to Lake Manyara National Park and the gate to Ngorongoro Crater it’s the perfect stopover between the two. Using Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge as a base for a few days you can also visit Tarangire National Park (about 1hr 30mins away) and Lake Eyasi (30mins away) as well as explore the region around Karatu where there are many hiking/walking opportunities and possibilities for cultural exchanges.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Adult pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Foot bath
Light therapy
Open-air bath
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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sanji wrote a review Aug 2021
Europe163 contributions128 helpful votes
First contact with the lounge is rather positive… beautiful dining room with incredible roof and floor, pool and spa. However appearance can be deceiving. Food was average at best - very small dinner buffet selection (with a good soup for starter but just 2 cakes for dessert), meager breakfast, poor wine selection. The pool was extremely cold and a layer of dust was found on it’s floor, and the spa, which has a nice view, was covered with suspensions and unlikely to be biologically safe! There are nice views from the lounge with a beautiful view point. Very different types of rooms. Some are large and nice, tented with outside bathroom. Others are concrete build and cramped.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Stewart B wrote a review Apr 2021
Tampa, Florida30 contributions30 helpful votes
Very attentive staff. Excellent service. Quiet, clean, and very private rooms. You do not even realise that you are in a beautiful tent. Great view as well. 24 hour coffee is always fresh. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Pablo Eduardo Velo wrote a review Jan 2021
Rome, Italy155 contributions65 helpful votes
Fantastic service un a very nice place on the middle of the Forrest We loved our time there, fantastic food very good service The staff is very kind and polite, the environment helps you to live a great experience there in our first Safari night
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Travel Experience Africa, Marketing at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Hello Pablo, Thank you very much for this review, we as a staff we really appreciate your stay with us. You are most welcome another time.
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Yann B wrote a review Oct 2020
Paris, France19 contributions1 helpful vote
Really nice lodge with nice rooms and nice property with swimming pool and jacuzzi. The staff is friendly too. The property is on the top of a valley therefore you have a nice view. The only complain will be with the rooms: it is a tented lodge therefore even if there are hard walls you can hear the person next to you.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Helen R wrote a review Mar 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom79 contributions11 helpful votes
We were lucky to stay here for two nights. The first night before going into the ngorongoro conservation area. Our accommodation was one of the excellent tents. Fantastic animal noises at night. Great friendly staff and food. Beautiful views from viewing hut. Just a lovely place. Return night we were in a stone building with a balcony and view over the valley, the hot shower was so lovely after 2 nights in the Bush with limited shower. Just a great experience
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$195 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionNgorongoro Conservation Area
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Marera Village Gallery (7.1 km) and Elius vincent (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Happy Days Lounge & Lodge, and Rhotia Valley's Coffee Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.