Fodor's Expert Review Ngorongoro Safari Resort

Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

If you're looking for something cheap and cheerful and don't mind being on the main road next to a garage and a very popular campsite, then this well-run property will hit the spot. Set in pleasant gardens in the middle of the lively little town of Karatu, the resort's rooms are retro 1970s with flounced satin bed frills, print curtains, and big windows, but they are also clean and comfortable with en-suite hot showers and complementary bottled drinking water. The resort is ideally situated along the main road to the Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Lake Eyasi, and Serengeti. There are a couple of very interesting daily excursions, including a visit the Iraqw people of the Ngorongoro highlands and a guided walk that meanders through forest highlands to a nearby waterfall.

PROS

  • short 15- to 20-minutes' drive to Ngorongoro Gate

CONS

  • located on the main road
  • no wild animals can be seen in the camp

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 027-253–4287

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast