Ngorongoro Crater

Plantation Lodge


Friendly farmstead

What was once a rural farmstead has grown into a charming family-owned lodge, with the original Plantation House being expanded to include a collection of charming cottages set amid ten hectares of lush gardens where over a thousand trees have been planted.

There are 16 rooms and eight larger suites across the property (including two two-bedroom family units) each with fireplaces for cooler months. The lodge also has two welcoming dining rooms, a bar and a refreshing swimming pool.

Located between the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, Plantation Lodge is a comfortable base from which to explore the two national parks. Tarangire and the Serengeti are also within reach.


At a glance

  • 16 rooms and eight suites including two family units

  • Swimming pool

  • Two dining rooms, bar and wine cellar

  • Tropical gardens

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Why Niarra

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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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