At the heart of the northern Tanzania safari circuit, Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is located halfway between the Rift Valley escarpment and Ngorongoro Gate, three miles from the main Arusha to Karatu road.
Perched at 1700m, the lodge overlooks local villages and terraced fields whilst still being alongside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. At night guests can look down to the twinkling lights of Karatu town in the distance, whilst listening to the call of the hyena.
Each of the fifteen tents has its own en suite shower room, a luxurious bed with hot water bottle and a private veranda overlooking the local farms and the Rift Valley. The furniture and floors are created from indigenous Tanzanian wood which is in complete harmony with the landscape. From sunrise until sunset every chair on the veranda, lounge and dining room offers breathtaking view across northern Tanzania.
Rhotia is associated with Rhotia Valley Childrens' Orphanage and all profits from the lodge go to sustaining the orphanage, which guests are invited to visit. Rhotia is a perfect safari stopover, offering activities that include mountain biking and hiking and cultural visits to local villages.