The Manor
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The Manor

Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania

A luxury lodge spread across six km2 of the Ngorongoro Highlands, The Manor is in the ideal location to travel from for your daily activities amongst the incredible wildlife and landscapes of the Ngorongoro Crater. However the stunning surroundings and beautiful building makes The Manor so much more then just a gateway hotel. Nestled within a 15,000 acre coffee estate on the rolling hills, the unbeatable location showcases Tanzania’s verdant and beautiful countryside.

The Manor brings together natural tones, classic furniture, smart wooden floors and traditional Afro-European interiors to create an elegant lodge with luxurious décor. The 10 cottages, all together holding 20 suites, have been carefully positioned to ensure each one has magnificent views of the gorgeous surroundings. Each of the spacious en-suite bathrooms have a free-standing claw-foot bath, open rain shower and twin basins.

The lounge’s large fireplace, dark wood furniture, Persian rugs and fresh flower arrangements creates a splendid yet cosy communal area. A large patio area sits outside with tables and chairs to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset over the flourishing garden.

A range of exciting activities are available including lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater, a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, mountain biking and also a relaxing massage available when you return. The Manor owns its own stables with three horses and a pony for children to ride through the coffee plantations, stopping for a delicious picnic lunch.

The Manor is the perfect place to relax, unwind and rest your head at the end of an exhilarant day exploring the Ngorongoro Crater.

Accommodation Reviews

John and I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for arranging the itinerary for our Golden Wedding.  The whole trip was absolutely delightful.  The guide kind, helpful and knowledgeable and the camps and lodges you chose equally interesting.  Also nearly everything worked out to plan, which I know is not always possible in these countries - our only blip being a couple of hours in Arusha airport as they couldn't fit us on the first plane to Zanzibar.  
It was great to relax at The Manor.  It was SO beautiful there and the air is perfect.  We just wished we could be there longer as we hardly touched base with all our interesting viewing in the crater.  Somehow they calculated our return home and we came back to a bath already drawn full of rose petals.  Then we were really spoilt with private dining, everything was perfect.  Surely one of the best hotels we have visited.
We thought nothing could top that, but on our actual anniversary in Zanzibar, they brought canapés and bucks fizz to our room, which we thought was very nice, but then when we went for a drink before dinner they surprised us further by saying we were off for a 'bush' dinner.  This confused me a bit as we were now on the beach, but it was amazing.  They had built a little room on the beach from palm leaves, interwoven with flowers and put some fairy lights along the bushes.  A big fire burned in a pit (only about 30deg) which was very atmospheric and then we had a special menu, with our own waiter. Various member of staff visited to wish us well, and when we returned to our room we had a bottle of sparkling wine, and some presents too.  We were absolutely bowled over by it all, and had to admit that it was all much better than our actual wedding. Again possibly one of the best hotels we have visited.
The game viewing was great - each park having it's own speciality and we saw some amazing things.  Kusini had a pair of lions visiting nightly and a herd of buffalo munching away a couple of feet from our bed.  We loved Suala too, so pretty.  So thank you very much for arranging it all for us.

John and Sheila Macnamara
March 10, 2015

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