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The Retreat at Ngorongoro is a 3-star hotel located in Karatu, Tioma area, overlooking the Ngorongoro forest. The Retreat is strategically located near the 8th wonder of the world, the world Famous Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge is located 140km southwest of Arusha, the tourism capital of Tanzania.
Nearby also lies the Lake Manyara National park, Lake Eyasi, and The Endoro falls & elephant caves. Ngorongoro Crater is near the hotel. The hotel consists of 21 Twin cottages, 6 double cottages, 4 Interconnected Cottages, and 2 bedroom Villa. Twin Cottages: We have a total of 21 Twin cottages. Each of these cottages has 2 beds-A King (200 x 200cm) and a Queen (200 x 180 cm).
These cottages can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults (2 beds) or 2 adults + 2 children (2 Beds). Double Cottages: We have a total of 6 double cottages, each of these cottages have 1 King bed. Interconnected Cottages: We have 4 such cottages, each comprising of a Twin and a Double cottage.
Maximum occupancy is 6 guests on 3 beds. 2 bedroom Villa: We have one such Villa. It has 2 rooms, each with a King bed. The villa has a common living area and a generously sized deck. This villa is ideal for 2 couples. On request, the living room can be re-arranged to add a maximum of 2 single beds. Baby cots/sofa beds can be arranged.
In-room facilities include; Digital Safe, Coffee Making Facility, Fire Place, Hair Dryer, Ensuite Bathroom, Private Deck, Reading Lights, Free Wi-Fi, Mosquito Net, and Door / Window screens.
The Retreat at Ngorongoro has an on-site restaurant, Gift Shop, Bar, Gym, Spa, Swimming Pool, “Scavenger” Meeting room, Jogging trail, Orchard and vegetable garden, Amphitheater, and, banqueting facilities. Solar panels are used to heat water at the Lodge.
Activities offered at the Retreat at Ngorongoro Karatu Tanzania range from Day trips to the national parks, walking safaris and mountain biking to Quad biking, cultural visits to the local Iraqw tribe, and tree planting.
The Retreat at Ngorongoro Karatu Tanzania Accommodation Rates
The Retreat at Ngorongoro Karatu Tanzania Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;
Accommodation on Full Board Basis
|Dates To||Single Cottage
2 Bedroom Villa
1st Jan 2022
|28th Feb 2022||350 US Dollars||460 US Dollars||530 US Dollars||870 US Dollars|
|1st Mar 2022||31st Mar 2022||280 US Dollars||380 US Dollars||490 US Dollars||
700 US Dollars
1st Apr 2022
|31st May 2022||250 US Dollars||290 US Dollars||380 US Dollars||630 US Dollars|
|1st Jun 2022||31st Oct 2022||350 US Dollars||460 US Dollars||530 US Dollars||
870 US Dollars
1st Nov 2022
|19th Dec 2022||280 US Dollars||380 US Dollars||490 US Dollars||700 US Dollars|
20th Dec 2022
|31st Dec 2022||350 US Dollars||460 US Dollars||530 US Dollars||
870 US Dollars
* Late departure (Check out by 14:00), includes lunch – 100 US Dollars per person sharing
* New Year supplements (December 31) – 35 US Dollars per adult, children (5-12 years old) 50% of adult rate
* Christmas Supplements (24, 25, and 26 December) 35 US Dollars per adult, Child aged (5-12 years old) – 50% of the adult rate
* Honeymoon supplement – 60 US Dollars per room. This supplement covers the following; a Fruit basket & Bottle of sparkling wine
* Check-in/Check-out time: Check-in time is 12:00 pm; Check-out time is 10:00 am. Late check-out may be granted at a fee or depending on the occupancy on a given date
* Children of all ages are welcome in our lodge
* Children under 3 years sharing with 1 or 2 adults – Free of charge
* Children 8-12 years old, in their own cottage – 75% of adult per person sharing rate
* Children 3-12 years old, sharing with 2 adults – 50% of per person adult twin sharing rate
* Child 3-12 years old sharing with 1 adult – Adult pays Single rate, Child, 50 % of per person adult twin sharing rate
Extra Meals (inclusive of Value Added Tax)
* Lunch – 20 US Dollars per person
* Dinner – 25 US Dollars per person
* Breakfast – 15 US Dollars per person
* Children meals (5-12 years) – 50% of the adult rate shown
Double cottages – There are a total of 6 double cottages, each of these cottages has 1 bed, a King, 200 x 200 cm
Baby cots/sofa beds – These can be arranged. Please inquire with our reservations department at the time of booking
Interconnected cottage – There are 3 such cottages, each comprising a Twin and a Double. Maximum occupancy is 5 adults or 5 adults or 4 adults + 2 children under 12 years old
Twin cottages – There are a total of 23 cottages. Each of these cottages has 2 beds-A King (200 x 200cm) and a Queen (200 x 180 cm). These cottages can accommodate a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children under 12 years old
Quadruple cottage – This is a two-bedroom villa, it has 2 rooms each with king beds, a common living area, and a generously sized deck. This villa is ideal for 2 couples. On request, the living room can be re-arranged to add 2 more queen beds
Gym: We have a gym equipped with necessary working out equipment
Swimming pool: An infinity pool is available for in-house guests only
Endoro Falls walk: This walk takes you through Ngorongoro Forest towards Endoro Falls and Elephant caves. This activity takes about 2-3 hours
Quad Biking experience: For those who are more adventurous, this is an experience not to be missed. Tours range from 1 hour to a full-day experience
Iraqw cultural tour: This tour gives you an insight into the cultural background of IRAQW people and their customs and ways of life. This tour takes about 2 hours
Biking activity: This is a guided tour that takes between 2-3 hours and is sure to leave you with an interesting experience of day-to-day activities in a typical IRAQW village
Spa Services: Lotus Thai spa offers authentic THAI spa services. Please enquire at the reception about the SPA menu available. If advance booking is required, please write to our reservations so that more information can be sent to you. All payments for SPA services must be handled directly with the SPA
Walking tour within the lodge’s grounds: This is carried out at no extra cost. You will be guided by one of our staff. This tour takes you through the jogging trail, amphitheater, lake, orchard, and vegetable garden. The approximate time to do this tour is about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If you wish to take a more extended tour, we recommend going around the property to include; visit to the boundary of the Ngorongoro forest and lodge-sponsored kindergarten