Plantation Lodge is a short drive from the bustling market town of Karatu, owner-run and is a calm and elegant sanctuary from the dusty business of a safari.

Just an hour and a half from the crater rim and only 45 minutes to Lake Manyara makes this the perfect base for your Tanzania holiday.

Rolling lawns, the scent and colours of the flower gardens, discreet service, a lovely pool and a massage contribute to a refreshing stay.

The 23 individually decorated rooms and five spacious, stylish suites are well-spaced in the attractive gardens. Families or small groups can enjoy the four bedroom, double-storey Garden House with its verandah offering magnificent views of the hills. Meals are fresh and varied with some produce coming from the Plantation Lodge gardens.

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Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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