We elected to stay at a boutique hotel just 30 min outside the Ngorogoro crater entrance. We were high on a hilltop overlooking the Masai villages below. Once we arrived we found luxurious private villas with private terraces. Ours had a small cluster of bright yellow weaver birds outside that we could observe without our binoculars. The rain shower felt decadent and the bathrooms were big enough that I was able to do Pilates in them with a shades open to the view in the morning without disturbing my husband. The clubhouse/bar area felt like like a old-world country club with rich leather couches and tasteful decor. My favorite was the infinity pool overlooking the vast green countryside below. Our only issue was with the bees...much of the food including the honey is grown organically on the premises. The bees liked our first villa and we couldn't persuade them to leave. They simply moved us to the bigger one next door.
- Also Known As:
- Bashay Rift Lodge Tanzania/Karatu