One cannot claim to be world-travelled without first taking on some of the Earth's savage lands. That doesn't mean you need to throw away comfort and convenience, though. A stay at the Manor at Ngorongoro combines the spectacular views and experiences of Africa with the exceptional succor of a luxury resort.
Your African journey begins in a cozy, private cottage, specifically designed to offer a full view of the land's incredible scenery, from mountain to valley. Surrounded in beauty, the landscapes call out to you and urge you to take advantage of the exciting activities offered at the manor. Languid horseback riding or a thrilling game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater can be followed up by a relaxing deep-tissue massage.
The view of the Ngorongoro Crater fills you with a sensation that only comes from finding yourself awed by the Earth's great mysteries. As a matter of fact, this extinct volcano, formed about three million years ago, is the world's largest.
Your visit to the Manor at Ngorongoro will grant you access to seeing some of Africa's native species like the black rhino and wild hogs. More than 30,000 animals are hidden amongst the area's terrain.
When the evening falls and a day of magnificent discoveries calls your tired bones home, you can take in the indulgence of a heavenly meal in the manor restaurant before turning in on a soft bed.
The manor offers 20 suites amongst 10 cottages nearby the main house. Peak seasons are from the beginning of January to the end of February and the first of June to the 31st of October. If you're travelling as a family or a group, consider booking the 3-bedroom stable cottage.
It really does not get much better than this and I agree that The Manor really is "bucket list" material. We have stayed in many hotels all over the world and this is possibly the best place of all.
Every traveler should stay here at least once in their life. - JC - TripAdvisor, February 2012
Despite the raw environment and harsh extremes of Africa, there is always room for luxury. Click here to learn more about the Manor at Ngorongoro.