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Lake Natron Road Engaresero Lake Natron, Lake Natron Tanzania
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 9 Speciality lodging in Lake Natron
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Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge is situated near Engare Sero village in Northen Tanzania. The site offers a magnificent view of the Ol Donyo Lengai volcano and the Lake Natron. It is an essential stopover on the road to large parks such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti Park, Tarangire, Lake Eyasi or Lake Manyara national park. We offer services such as : - Rooms with bathrooms - Grass or sand camping - Western toilets - Shower with hot water - Big restaurant area where you can see the lake - A kitchen available for self cooking - Breakfast, lunch and dinner (40$ per person/day) - Rental of tents, mattresses and sleeping bags - Wifi - A swimming pool - Opportunity to see girafes and zebras which come to visit us regularly - Opportunity to meet the local population : we offer you the chance to visit a Maasai village, to get to know their lifestyle and share a friendly meal together. - Possibility of different excursions : safaris, many treks, ascent of the Ol Donyo Lengai volcano, trekking and camping around the lake, discovery of the falls of Engare Sero, walking to admire many birds such as pink flamingos, marabouts, pelicans, geese, ibis but also herds of zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, ostriches, gazelles ect .. Our camp is an green oasis in the middle of a desert valley surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. Nature lovers, you will be delighted !
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Swahili


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Lake Natron Road Engaresero Lake Natron, Lake Natron Tanzania
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mustafam12345 wrote a review Apr 2021
7 contributions
It was our second visit (1st being 2 yrs ago) and we experoenced same warmth and hospitality from the hotel staff and management. The places around are worth visiting .. The lake Natron, full of flamingoes, scenic lanscape, the walk in the canyon to the Engaresero Waterfall, the beautiful view of the Mount Oldonyo Lengai (Mountain of God.. with active volcano) and the wildlife around.. Giraffe, Zebra, wildebeest and Ostriches.. Will definitely visit again..
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
padelispapa wrote a review Mar 2021
Athens, Greece16 contributions
I loved every single moment that I spent at the Maassai Giriffe Lodge. The lodge is an oasis in the Natron region. Staying there after a long safari was the most beautiful part of my trip in Tanzania. The nature around the lodge is magnificent. Birdwatching, walking along the canyon to the sources of the waterfalls, the volcano, the hot natural pool in the eastern side of the lake Natron are only few of the options that a traveller has. I spent there four nights and I can only wish to return. The lodge is run by people from the local massai community and actively supports and empowers the members of the community. My local guide Rokoine, a massai from the local community himself, was a person that I could trust and rely on. All this was possible thank to Ingrid the incredible woman who created this oasis 7 years ago. Ευχαριστω απο τα βαθυ της καρδιας μου Ινγκριντ.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from ingrid Torrekens, Owner at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2021
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SaraN wrote a review Nov 2020
Moshi, Tanzania3 contributions
Having dreamed of a trip to Lake Natron for years, we finally decided to go after receiving a friend's recommendation to try Maasai Giraffe. We are so glad we went! Lepara was very helpful in assisting us with the process of paying the WMA fees and acted as our guide for four different excursions. This made all the difference in our experience. My main goal for the trip was to see as many bird species as possible, so Lepara suggested a couple of less-visited sites to try. I was blown away by the variety of birds and other wildlife we saw, and all in secluded spots where no human foot had stepped in some time. Our time at the lodge itself was also lovely, with nice meals and a beautiful, natural setting. I added several species of birds to my life list just there on-site, including the pygmy falcon and the silverbird. A lot of tourists stay only one night, but it is well worth it to extend the trip another night or two.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Mir1880 wrote a review Oct 2020
Arusha, Tanzania48 contributions17 helpful votes
Being on our way to northern Serengeti, this place is definitely a must for a stop over. Located in the shadows of Ol Doinyo Lengai and close to Lake Natron, you can easily spend a day or two in this unique and quiet area. The camp offers comfortable rooms, simple but with everything you need. Joel and the rest of the staff is very welcoming and especially the guide is very knowledgeable. One of the best local guides we have met so far! And the swimming pool is lovely with natural warm water!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Ananas31000 wrote a review Oct 2020
Toulouse, France9 contributions9 helpful votes
We spend several days at the masai giraffe eco lodge. When you spend 1 week before in national parc public campsite. It very great to have hot shower, restaurant and very welcoming lodge staff. It's a little green place among the dust of natron lake location. We had our own tent the camping spot is great and very affordable. Additionaly, thanks to the lodge we took a guide to visit the area. His name is Lepara and we very much recommend him. The best part of our trip was three days and two nights with him at a masai boma in a very hard to reach area of the natron lake. It was a very exceptional experience. The masai are very welcoming and it is impressive to discover their village and habits. Children are curious and smiling all the time. Compare to their website price, it is almost half the price if you have your own vehicle and tent and it very much worth it. The last day, in addition, lepara made us climb a mountain to get a very breath taking view and then we went to visit his house and boma. We will never forget lepara, the masai boma and the Natron lake.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$159 - US$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionLake Natron
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Themi Falls Leisure Park (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Swahili.