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Ndutu Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area 10678 Tanzania
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#8 of 39 Speciality lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Opened in Dec 2013, the lodge is Tanzania's newest base for game viewing in Ndutu and southeastern Serengeti. A true African safari experience with unique blend of nature and luxurious living, lodge offers 22 guest tents with wooden floor raised a metre off the ground and set 15m from each other for privacy, all nestling underneath palm fronds roofing for shade and protection against the elements. The lodge boasts of two suites, specially designed to suit families with children.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
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Ndutu Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area 10678 Tanzania
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Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport637 kmSee all flights
Seronera Airport62 kmSee all flights
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jimdavisAtlanta wrote a review Jun 2021
Newnan, Georgia268 contributions55 helpful votes
This is a lodge we have used for several years for the NDUTU game drives and have been happy with them in the past...less so this time and will probably select another next year...the good news is that nothing physical has changed..there were few other guests in May, so we got lots of attention. Our assigned guest "manager" Alfred was sensational...like to have him in all the lodges. Food was terrific. Otherwise, all OK. Problem was the new manager. He appeared to be overly anxious to please us and came across as attempting to book our next years trip direct rather than through our long-time safari tour operator. We may have read too much into his pressure but perhaps not. We further had to ask for receipts. One last matter was having to pay a special charge for meals for our guide to join us when in fact we were virtually alone in the lodge. Will skip this lodge next year.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Any room fine
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Response from TNS Hospitality, Sales at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Dear Jim, Thank you for sharing your experience at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge during your last stay with us, we are truly sorry for the rather casual and unprofessional manner that was displayed by the staff who met you. We regret that the staff is not the "new manager" but was just assisting as we are working on skeleton staff and the Lodge Manager was on short leave. It has never been our policy to go behind tour operators' back and book their clients direct. The staff (non-managerial) who met you, must have been carried away by the urge to impress as a manager. As you have observed, he was "overly anxious to please" and may have inadvertently offered to assist with your future bookings. This is regrettable, as it was certainly not intended. Meals for drivers are normally served in the canteen and the lodge management would arrange for the drivers to join the guests in the restaurant if requested, and this is normally at a cost. Certainly, the team could have done better in handling your request for the driver to join you during meals, more so for you being a repeat guest. We are otherwise happy that your stay at the lodge was good, with all facilities and services rated as excellent in the questionnaire that you completed to describe your experience with us. We are proud that you have been choosing Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge as your preferred base for game drives in Ndutu for several years. We are sorry that you felt let down this time around and sincerely hope you will put this behind you and give us the opportunity to continue serving you. Regards , TNS Hospitality Sales .
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edwjordan wrote a review Mar 2021
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Before I rave about the location and accommodation -- let me first rave about the staff -- specifically the Chef and his team around the restaurant the pool area. Not only is the food and service unexpectedly good for such a remote location, but the genuine kindness and compassion of this crew left a powerful impression on us. Beyond that, the accommodation is very comfortable, and we enjoyed watching zebra and buffalo grazing around our tent. Along the lake front we encountered giraffe, lions, flamingos, hippos...As always in life, this place may be a little difficult to get to, but well worth the effort.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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01649409 wrote a review Mar 2021
Bioggio, Switzerland273 contributions126 helpful votes
There is not much to say about this property - simply excellent! From the beginning all the staff was very friendly and attentive in a genuine way. The restaurant was amazing and they also organised a special dinner by the fire for us being celebrating our anniversary. The room was wonderful, spacious and clean. Needless to say we did enjoy our stay!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve Robinson wrote a review Jun 2020
5 contributions10 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to stay here- excellent!! friendly staff, good food and very clean, couldn't ask for anything more. Couldn't be more pleased with the location- so close to the action! really takes 'camping' to a better, higher level!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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travelqueenbee wrote a review May 2020
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
my husband and I stayed at this lovely tented lodge reserved for us by 4x4 Adventures on our first evver Africa safari, the season had picked up with lots of gnu and predators though the roads were a nuisance due to the heavy rains..the check in was a bit ackward as it did not seem welcoming with the reception having a chair for registration and my partner had to sit at the back seats (prefered we were sat together being a couple!) The welcoming staff seemed somehow rude making us feel unwelcomed and we communicated to our safari guide who in turn informed the manager.. surprisingly, the manager approached our dining table with a complimentary bottle of well chilled white wine (he did this to another couple too at the dining area, seemed like a norm) apologizing for the situation with a hearty conversation and went even further on our check out at his office to waive our entire drinks bill! highly recommended, the lodge is well placed, restaurant staff were professional and our room cleaner did an exceptional job..will definitely plan a return trip as we failed to enjoy much of the calving due to the poor roads conditions. oh! and the chefs did an exceptional job too!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$621 - US$1 055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionNgorongoro Conservation Area
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.