Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania
Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests within red-brown hills amid the vastness and quiet peace of East Africa. The lodge lies at the center of a working coffee, flower and cattle plantation, located in rolling green farmlands and lowland forest. Its 17 rooms in individual bungalows have separate sitting areas, wood-burning fireplaces and private verandas overlooking sizeable gardens and manicured lawns. Each is uniquely decorated with the owners’ fabulous collection of safari antiques and Tanzanian arts and crafts. The individually furnished rooms and suites offer an outstanding level of comfort and blend harmoniously into the flowering garden for the ultimate in a relaxed natural setting. The small size of this owner-run lodge, combined with its colonial-style charm, provides for a very intimate atmosphere, where personal attention and a concern for detail are evident at every turn. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: it is but a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a quick hop from Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti.