Ngorogoro Crater Reviews

'The Nomad Lodge (Lamai) is very well run. Beautiful, fantastic, really really good. The couple who manage it is lovely. The Nairobi hotel near the airport  (Ole Sereni) was very good. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge at PNV is very good. Loved the Gorillas!

We really enjoyed Arusha Coffee Lodge. Greystoke Mahale was great. We loved the pet Pelican! Lamai Serengeti was worth paying for. Top drawer!. I've always wanted to see the migration and we saw a BIG one - a major crossing - some ten thousand Wildebeest crossing, with Crocs taking some of them. Standard of the accommodations and hospitality was fantastic. We will go back!'

Brown and Porter party
December 1, 2015

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

Generally a pleasant stay.

Mr Richard Herring
April 2, 2014

Plantation lodge is an experience I would recommend everyone who can to enjoy. It truly is an “Out of Africa” experience. 

Y Sparks
February 22, 2013

Another excellent facility at Gibbs Farm, superbugh happy to ‘tick it off’

John and Caroline Close
February 1, 2012
Review items: Gibbs Farm    

Although very good accommodation it might be an idea to spend the 2nd nigh at the Ngorongoro Sopa or Serena Hotels on the crater rim to reduce travel over the same roads. Our guide was a very pleasant and amicable young man. Over all a very enjoyable holiday

Dawn and Robin Kemish
February 1, 2012
Review items: Gibbs Farm    

Plantation Lodge – Super, comfortable hotel.  Spent quite a while chatting to the owner and liked her very much.  We felt real thought and effort was being put in.

Anthony and Caroline Scottgall
January 1, 2012

We had helpful advise, in particular on transferring luggage at Nairobi Airport. The Gibbs Farm was delightful. 

Thomas
September 19, 2011
Review items: Gibbs Farm    

Ngorongoro Serena great location but a bit big for our taste. 

Thomas
September 19, 2011

This must be the best place to stay in the Ngorongoro Crater area. It's excellent!

Author: J Cameron
February 28, 2011

Plantation Lodge is a place with lots of atmosphere, in a wonderful setting. Staff were all helpful.

Author: P Ashton
January 31, 2011

Good service, meals, comfort and facilities at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Excellent location on crater rim, enabling early and extensive game drives.

Author: J Colligan
January 31, 2011

Delicious lunch boxes provided by lodge! Beautiful gardens and settings. Much attention paid to requirements.

Author: P Webb
September 29, 2010
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