Zakale Expeditions

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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OVERVIEW
World renowned as a place of absolute wonder, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is dramatically beautiful, and often referred at the 8th world wonder of the world. Perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, this exclusive luxury lodge enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage Site in which it stands. Here, mankind lives in almost absolute harmony with the incredible wildlife that inhabits the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

ACCOMMODATION
Set in classic crescents and inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and stick manyatta, there are three separate camps – North and South Camp each with 12 suites and Tree Camp with six suites. Each stilted
suite is sumptuously furnished with panelled walls and floors made of Tanzanian hardwoods, rich raw silk curtains, hand beaded chandeliers, gilt mirrors, a fireplace and a butler’s lobby. En suite bathroom with a
centre piece of red roses has twin hand basins, shower, chandelier lit bathtub and separate w.c. The suites all feature decks with magnificent views of the Crater floor.

ACTIVITIES

  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • Scenic drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tour

Lemala Ngorongoro

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OVERVIEW
Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate, seasonal camp set in a delightful, ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater next to the quiet Lemala access route. Lemala’s major advantage over any other accommodation in this area, is the quick and easy access into the crater, which maximizes game viewing opportunities.

ACCOMMODATION
The camp offers accommodation under canvas in only 8 luxury tents (accommodating 16 to 20 guests) and 1 family tent (accommodating 4 to 5 guests), which ensures seclusion in a pristine forest environment.

Each spacious tent is fitted with a gas heater, large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari shower. House alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and laundry are included.

ACTIVITIES

  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Scenic drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Cultural tour
  • Picnics

The Manor At Ngorongoro

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OVERVIEW
The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 10 luxurious cottages (20 Suites) and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.

ACCOMMODATION
Manor Cottage
Each Manor Cottage Suite has its own private entrance, and adjoining private sun terrace. A double open-fronted log-burning fireplace divides a room interior that mirrors the traditional Cape Dutch architecture. The en suite bath and shower room possesses a Victorian-style claw-footed bath, as well as twin vanity basins and large ‘rainfall’ shower.

Stable Cottage
The Stable Cottage is located to the rear of the riding stables, separate from the main Manor house. In the mornings, breakfast can be served, if requested, in the adjacent courtyard. The Stable Cottage also possesses a small separate dining area, with a lounge and fireplace that can be used for intimate and private dinners and lunches.

The Stable Cottage is the ideal location to accommodate a family or group of friends in comfort and privacy during a stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

ACTIVITIES
Activities include picnics on the Crater Floor, game drives, Masai cultural visits, Masai market shopping and riding. Ngorongoro Manor also boasts a bar and wine cellar, a snooker room, boutique and art gallery, library with wi-fi, home theatre, tennis court, stables, cycling, sauna and steam room, coffee tasting and guided estate walks.

Gibbs Farm

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OVERVIEW
Gibbs Farm is a true oasis, offering a luxurious, welcome retreat for a few days’ respite while on safari, an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway. Experience the warmth and gracious hospitality of the team, deeply rooted in East African culture and community, during your stay in one of the intimate and inviting cottages. Ranked among the oldest guesthouses in Northern Tanzania, Gibbs Farm was constructed by German settlers in 1929 and has remained an inviting, well-cared-for-guesthouse.

ACCOMMODATION
Gibbs Farm has a total of 22 rooms, with 14 newly refurbished farm cottages. The cottages feature rich wooden floors and classic interiors, with panoramic wraparound windows. From the private verandah, the gardens, vegetable farm and Ngorongoro Forest can be viewed. En suite garden bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers and a generous bathtub to soak in after a safari.

ACTIVITY
Gibb’s Farm is dedicated to creating unique activity programs that enrich the community as well as the guests’ experience. ’A Farm Life’ encourages cultural awareness, historical interest, a connection to nature and a desire for adventure - and still leaves ample time for relaxing and enjoying the gentle rhythm of Farm Life.

Most activities are complementary with full-board accommodation although a nominal surcharge may be charged for some activities.

REJUVENATION:

  • African Living Spa *
  • Forest Dinner
  • Garden Sunset
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Farm-Style Meals
  • Garden Tour
  • Farm Walk

LIGHT ACTIVITY:

  • Ngorongoro Forest Walk
  • Waterfall & Elephant Caves*
  • Birding
  • Jogging

CULTURE:

  • Coffee Roasting
  • Village Walk
  • Tloma Primary School Visit
  • Cultural Journey*
  • Karatu Town Visit*
  • Artists-in-Residence
  • Traditional Medicine Walk
  • Naturalist History & Biology Discussion

* Denotes activities available at an extra charge

Bashay Rift Lodge

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OVERVIEW
Bashay is remote and set off the beaten track with wonderful views of the Oldeani Mountains and Lake Eyasi, it is situated on the edge of a dramatic escarpment. This lodge offers something different to the plantation lodges in the region and the main area is the heart and soul with cosy lounges, a bar and impressive terraces which are the perfect spot for sundowners.

ACCOMMODATION
The Suites - Set on the property’s highest point and overlooking the swimming pool, the 2 Suites are very spacious and in addition to the usual amenities, they also have a private terrace with amazing views, where private meals can be served. These are perfect for Honeymooners or for our guests who just want to indulge themselves a little more during their safari.

The cottages - Not far from the main buildings, the cottages are built on the edge of the escarpment offering visitors outstanding views. Each has its own lay-out and decoration (some have a terrace), in addition to that unique “Bashay feel,” enjoyed by all the rooms.

Garden House - Set back slightly from the cottages, this 4 bedroom unit is ideal for large family parties. All rooms lead to a lovely private lounge where guests can relax or enjoy having their own private meals served.

Coffee House - These are the most remote rooms. Located on a hill with 360° views, they offer perfect seclusion.

Swimming Pool House - The well designed and modern swimming pool (equipped with a new and eco-friendly water system) is a favorite spot after a day of dust and heat in the bush. The pool area enjoys the sun for most of the day and the warmth can be felt long after sunset.

Plantation Lodge

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OVERVIEW
Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti

ACCOMMODATION
The lodge’s 16 standard rooms lie distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden. Individuality is a major feature, where each room has its own style, choice accessories and bouquets of fresh flowers from the garden that put the cherry on the cake.

Plantation Lodge also has a number of excellent suites to compliment the standard rooms. These include two Coffee House Suites, Zanzibar Suite, Jacaranda Suite and the Garden House. All are very comfortable, catering to a variety of needs.

FACILITIES

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Restaurant
  • Internet facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-fi available

ACTIVITIES

  • Birding
  • Cultural tour
  • Day tours
  • Local village visits

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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OVERVIEW
Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 meters below.

ACCOMMODATION
Rooms & Suites
Strung around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylized prehistoric cave paintings. Each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater's unmatched splendor.

The Kimba Suite
The Kimba Suite enjoys a perfect view of the crater. The spacious bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a king-sized double bed with walk-in mosquito net, sumptuous furnishings, dressing area and natural stone en suite bathroom.

FACILITIES

  • 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies
  • Rock built dining room and bar with central fire
  • Extensive viewing terraces
  • Game drives into the Crater daily
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business centre, Wi Fi
  • Tented conference centre
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music
  • TV room with satellite TV

ACTIVITIES

  • Birding
  • Cultural tour
  • Day tours
  • Local village visits

 
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