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Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have several safaris under our belt, and on most, we have visited Ndutu -- both during the high season around February/March and in the "off" season in August. And Ndutu Safari Lodge has established itself as our favorite anywhere -- not in spite of its lack of "luxe" status, but largely because of it. My usual preference is for...

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london
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Ndutu Safari Lodge for 3 nights - great place. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Need to highlight that we stayed here with our two year old and he absolutely loved it! I see some of the other reviewers rating this place as average/poor - but one needs to factor in the remote location, difficulty in sourcing clean...

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East Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the dry and dusty pre-rains conditions,the Lodge remained immaculate in every way. Great food and service as always and we had the privilege of being in one of the newly refurbished rooms. Cheerful, friendly experienced staff

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Ndutu and I loved it. The Safari Lodge is so comfortable – I felt like I was in someone’s home. It’s a great spot to break up the drive from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. My room was quite small but more than adequate for what I needed. The beds are comfortable and the...

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kellie So glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and thanks for taking the time to write the review. We love our resident dikdik and they provide a lot of pleasure for residents and guests alike. Very happy also to hear that you enjoyed the meals and that your friends with dietary requirements felt well looked after. I hope...

London, UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give a 3.5 rating, it is certainly above average but not "very good" either. There are lots of pluses and some minuses. The incredibly remote location and the animal life in its surroundings provided us with some of the best animal spoting moments of our 5 day trip. So just for that, it was worth staying...

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our lodge in this forum. We are happy to know there were a lot of pluses for you and it is always good for us to know if we are not meeting our guests expectations so thank you also for detailing the negatives. We are not a luxury lodge and do not claim...

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited Ndutu Safari Lodge for four nights. At this time this area has an abundance of wild life,due to the wildebeest being here for calving. This lodge has separate chalets with an open Varandah area. The room was very comfortable and clean,and the toilet was quite spacious.Hot water was available. The added attraction was the Genets who visited the lobby/Dining...

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit to Ndutu Lodge. We are happy you enjoyed our surroundings & accommodation & meals. The genets are certainly a highlight and so very endearing. A warm welcome back again. Best wishes A

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Located on the Ngorongoro side of Late Ndutu, this lodge has decent sized clean rooms. The breakfasts and dinners were fantastic - great food and awesome deserts. One of the highlights is the local family of Genets that would come inside at night and provide a continued wildlife experience even after the game drives. flocks of birds will visit a...

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Joe Thanks so much for the 5 star review! So glad that you enjoyed the total experience - the desserts can be a little dangerous! The Genets are indeed a highlight and a really special treat to be able to see them so close. Being nocturnal, you would not normally have the opportunity to see them. We are aware...

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Hospitality excellence here , food was always amazing and service was exceptional ! Cumfortable accomodation with natural surroundings and a fantastic location to begin game drives. We Miss you already ! See you again soon

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Scott Thanks for the 5 star review and so glad that it was an exceptional experience all round for you! Please come back again and see us and maybe stay longer!! Best wishes A

Reviewed 1 March 2017

the location is excellent if you are looking for nature, remoteness (even the wifi is hardly working so be prepared for no connectivity), tranquility good service, sweet staff nice, healthy food with fresh local ingredients, innovative menu (not the boring usuals), breakfast buffet is excellent considering the remote location expensive bar rooms are simple but good - one comment is...

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sofie We do appreciate the time you took to post your comments here on Trip Advisor, and appreciate also the specific comments. Glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility here, and the service and our yummy meals. Our fresh local ingredients come from a small totally organic garden in Karatu, and are supplied to us several times a week....

Adelaide Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. A lovely place built to be very much in tune with nature. Awesome rooms,and superb service. The rooms were individual chalets. Their plated 4 course dinners were a totally unexpected bonus in a remote lodge located within a game park. Packed breakfasts and lunches were excellent as they included little unusual touches like a...

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Afisa N, Manager at Ndutu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ranee Thanks alot for the 5 star review. So glad to know that we met your expectations and sounds like we even managed to exceed them - that the food was "an unexpected bonus"and that you found the staff helpful and willing to meet your needs. Karibu sana for another visit in the future. A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ndutu Safari Lodge, shaded by majestic acacia trees, is situated in the south-eastern part of the Serengeti. The Lodge has thirty four cottages, all built with local materials, with individual verandahs facing Lake Ndutu. Tucked away from the madding crowd, Ndutu offers peace and tranquility. Stay close to the lodge and enjoy our resident wildlife or go for a drive to explore the surrounding plains or marsh area. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge. Karibuni. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ndutu Safari Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 6084, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ndutu Safari Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Ndutu Safari Hotel Arusha
Ndutu Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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“All rooms are comfortable. As with most lodges, if you have mobility issues, ask for a room close to the lounge/bar/dining room.”
  • Cottage room
sandyleelee, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All are pretty much equal”
hhl, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The last ones are the best, you don't listen to all tourist passing...”
  • zebras from my room
  • terrace with fire pitt and giraffes
  • garden and bird like hummingbird
  • zebra in from of my room
  • gardens and main building
Maolixi, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms look good”
AnnD136, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the same I think - closer to the central bar/restaurant/reception area would be easiest”
mattsM1552VM, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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