Plantation Lodge is a small and comfortable lodge set at the foot of the Ngorongoro Highland Forest Reserve, less than an hour from both the crater rim and Lake Manyara.It is set within its own farm, first established in 1927 and nowadays producing coffee and flower seeds as well as traditional corn crops and vegetables for the lodge.The twenty tworooms are individually designed within a variety of different cottages in the beautiful gardens. Frangipani, jacaranda and wide variety of trees dominate the gardens whilst various livestock wanders around. All rooms have ensuite shower rooms and comfortablebeds with mosquito nets and are filled with a wealth of local Tanzanian watercolours and artwork. The food must rate amongst the best in Tanzania, using vegetable and dairy produce brought fresh from the farm and meals are often served outside your room.
There is a swimming pool with a good sized sitting out area, overlooking the surrounding farmland as well as a tennis court. There are also plenty of superb walking opportunities on the farm and along the forest edge.