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Plantation Lodge

23 rooms birding day game drives swimming walking safaris
Just a quick drive from Lake Manyara and barely an hour from Ngorongoro Crater, is Tanzania’s Plantation Lodge, set amid an immaculate garden on a working coffee and arable farm.
Accommodation & Facilities

The privately owned and run lodge comprises 23 spacious and tastefully furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Your room is a self-contained space, so that you can relax in the lounge and dining area in total privacy. You will find both food and service at Plantation Lodge in Tanzania excellent.

Wildlife & Activities

If you are traveling between Tarangire or Manyara and The Serengeti, the lodge is the ideal base for an overnight stay along the way. During your stay, enjoy day trips to Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Alternatively, you can simply unwind poolside or enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lodge.
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 star rating   (100%) From 3 travellers
Very good
Plantation Lodge
5 stars - based on 3 reviews


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Plantation Lodge
5 5
    - HAMPSHIRE, UK   
Service was very very very good. However, one might call it a little cold in attitude and feeling. I suspect this is because the majority of guests prefer it that way but it did feel strange being in such silence. Our room was fan... Read More

1381365225 5
Plantation Lodge
5 5
    - LONDON, UK   
Plantation Lodge was a nice mix with our tented camps elsewhere and a great location for exploring Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. We found the food and service very good and would definitely recommend this Lodge to our fr... Read More

1381365167 5
Plantation Lodge
5 5
This is such a gem of a place. Plantation Lodge has stuck with me since I first came here 5 years ago. It is still as I remember but with a few more facilities/rooms. Again, off the same Karatu area so a perfect place for those wa... Read More

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When is the best time to go on a safari holiday in Tanzania?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see as the climate varies between the national parks and reserves in the north and south of the country.

The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in the north and Ruaha National Park are all relatively high above sea level, so make sure you pack for cool mornings and evenings, with temperatures on the Crater rim dropping very low in the winter months. Selous Game Reserve and the coast are warmer throughout the year.

January to March

While the northern hemisphere has its winter Tanzania is basking in the hot sunny days that accompany East Africa’s summer months. Wildlife viewing is good in these months with the wildebeest relatively static in the south of the Serengeti in their calving grounds. 

Temperatures on the coast between January and March are perfect for a beach holiday.

April and May
As these are the months when the ‘long rains’ traditionally come to Tanzania, visitor numbers drop dramatically. Travel by road can be difficult and animals can be harder to find as their access to water improves, but lower prices, lush flora, and few other people on safari in the national parks and reserves, can mean excellent game viewing. 

June to October
These months are Tanzania’s high season and wildlife viewing is thought to be at its best. Areas dry up and animals are more concentrated around the water that is available, with the wildebeest migration travelling through the northern reaches of the Serengeti and into Kenya’s Masai Mara. The winter months do mean that leaves drop from trees while shrubs and grass die, but days are sunny and hot with pleasantly cool nights.

On the coast the weather gets warmer during these months with July onwards being a high season for holidays to Tanzania’s beaches. 

A low season with low prices to encourage visitors, November can be an excellent time for both safari and beach. There can be rain, but if it comes it tends to be in short sharp showers.

Tanzania is in high demand for safari and beach holidays over Christmas and New Year since wildlife viewing is good throughout the country and the temperatures on the coast are perfect for a beach holiday.

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