Ndutu Lodge is a hearty escape into the natural world, where one may discover the Serengeti plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Olduvai Gorge, all in full force. The magnificent and world-renowned park is home to the Ndutu Lodge’s 34 stone cottages, each built with local materials and offering a verandah overlooking the lake. Meals are well-thought out at the lodge, with an open air concept inviting all to join. In fact, one is gifted with a view of the multitude of birds flying overhead, while others await the friendly and shy visit of genet cats during night meals. Activities include ranger walks, campfire talks, and bird watching.
In the heart of the Serengeti Plain, at the head of Olduvai Gorge, beside a small lake set in beautiful acacia woodland, with the mighty backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater highlands.
Our friendly staff have been here for years wanting to welcome you and make you feel at home. Ndutu still has the informal, intimate feeling of the original bush camp, built by legendary hunter George Dove in the 60's. Now, comfortable cottages have replaced tents, but our main buildings place no barriers between you and nature.
At breakfast you will be delighted by iridescent birds, at lunch you may be entertained by a passing group of elephants, at dinner by an exquisite genet gliding over the rafters. Rest your eyes on a near tree or the distant view.
Sights abound, so do sounds. Listen to the murmurs of a million doves greeting the sunrise, a cacophony of guinea fowl as they startle away, the swish of a hawk through the clear air. Hyenas howling, zebras and jackals barking, the rich chorus of
Ndutu Safari Lodge consists of 34 stone cottages that extend from the central, open-sided bar, lounge and dining room.
Each room has it’s own verandah that overlooks Lake Ndutu. All rooms have en-suite facilities. The cottages are made from local materials and offer comfortable, tasteful accommodation. Four rooms have a king-size bed, there are also four family rooms, which can accommodate up to four people. All other rooms have 2 single beds. All the rooms are single storey and are accessible with a wheel chair.
Our generator is operational from (approximately) 6am- 1pm and 6pm- 11.30pm.
The voltage is 220 Volts and we use the English 3 pin plugs.
All rooms have electric lights; there are also torches and candles in the rooms for use when the generator has been switched off at night. We ask that guests refrain from using hairdryers and other items of a similar nature as they overload our generator.
We offer good quality home cooking. Many of our vegetables are supplied from Karatu.
Breakfast is available from 7am onwards, for those wanting an earlier start they can either have a continental or picnic breakfast.
A three-course lunch is served from 12.30pm through to 2pm.
Dinner is a hearty four course affair and is served from 7.30pm through to 9pm.
We always offer a vegetarian alternative and are happy to cater for any special needs.
From 6am onwards tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day on a complimentary basis in the lounge area. We also offer herbal tea and decaffeinated coffee. Guests can also request early morning drinks to be delivered to their rooms.
They come here during the rains, December through May. They calve on the plains in February, they gallop through the woodlands, they swim across the lake.
From June through November, the plains are dry and the great herds gone. This is the time when the resident animals converge around Ndutu's waterholes and marshes - elephants, giraffes, impalas, every kind of cat, a profusion of birds.
Wet season or dry, there's lots to see, and you'll never feel just one of a herd.
People have been coming here for millions of years.
This is where we first became people. Learn all about it at the Olduvai Visitor Centre, just an hour's drive along the gorge.
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