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Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge in Karatu, Tanzania

Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge is a spectacular African retreat on over 50 acres of untouched countryside in Tanzania. With the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro volcanic landscape as a backdrop, the boutique lodge features 20 log cabin-style suites in individual cottages. Expansive private viewing decks lead into beautifully furnished living spaces, all with open-air fireplaces and separate dining areas. The décor refects sophisticated European style blended seamlessly with indigenous African touches while modern amenities like wireless internet and gourmet coffee-making amenities ensure your comfort and care. The all-inclusive perks mean your time at Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge is truly relaxing, with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, along with afternoon tea at the pool or lounge. The on-site Mvua African Rain Spa presents a menu of refreshing and revitalizing treatments featuring natural ingredients and locally sourced plants and fowers. Unwind after a day of exploring with a soothing massage, and let Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge make your experience truly sublime.

Discover the area's world-renowned landscapes and wildlife during your days with excursions and activities arranged by Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge's expert concierge and rangers. Game drives to the Ngorongoro Crater are unforgettable experiences, as safari vehicles take you inside the crater through lush forests and across the other-worldly crater floor. The Lake Manyara Safari starts with a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge before it winds through the dynamic landscapes of the African bush. Enjoy the adjacent game reserve's freely roaming wildlife, as elephants and buffalo graze and big cats lounge in the shade. Another fabulous attraction is the Olduvai Gorge, located near the Serengeti plains, where a canyon carved by water creates miles of breathtaking scenery. Further activities include visits to coffee farms, nature walks and more, so your time at Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge is sure to be filled with days of wonderment. Escape to Tanzania for your next vacation experience, and let Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge make it the very best it can be.

Location of Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Karatu, Tanzania

Nearest Airport: JRO

Amenities for Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

  • General Information
  • 20 Cabins
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • WiFi
  • Butler Service
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Lounge
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Terraces
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Nature Walks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Game Drives
  • Business
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Culture & Arts
  • Educational
  • Honeymoons & Romance
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Reviews for Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of 6 friends stayed here for 2 nights and had a wonderful trip. The lodge is set in beautiful scenery with stunning gardens. The lodge rooms are impeccably presented, beautifully decorated and finished. Extra touches like hot water bottles, fires and chocolates all very well received. Inside the building is very comfortable - FANTASTIC service, really going the extra mile to make our stay perfect. Even with several changes to our itinerary everything worked very smoothly and the managers were extremely flexible. The house wine is very good, and pink gins by the barman excellent. I have to mention one of the best massages I’ve ever had - a must do after a day in a safari jeep! Packed lunches, sundowner drinks and coffees taken out for day trips were not the best I have had and could certainly be improved to match up with the rest of the lodge’s impressive standards. We had a great couple of days safari but please choose your guide carefully (driver does not equal safari ‘guide’). I would recommend this lodge to any couples or friends wanting to safari in the Crater or en route to the Serengeti.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

This lodge is truly a hidden gem on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. Just about a 20 minute drive from the entrance of the crater, the lodge is in the most idyllic location imaginable. The view of the green canopy of trees at the edge of the crater is stunning as are the 20 log cabin style bungalows perched on the property. The lodge grounds are beautiful and impeccably landscaped, including a lovely pool area. The cuisine was wonderful and beautifully presented. What really stands out though is the warmth and hospitality of the staff. Mary at the reception desk went out of her way to meet our needs. While staying at the lodge, my daughter learned that she had passed her nursing exams. That evening at dinner the staff surprised my daughter with a traditional celebratory song and dance including a lovely cake to acknowledge her success. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. While we stayed at the lodge for only 2 nights on safari, this place is a vacation destination unto itself, tranquil and beautiful.

campbeka72058 - Oakville, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neptune lodge is an exceptional place to stay. Fabulous, spacious accommodation in a beautiful, idyllic location. Service had a warmth to it that I have not often experienced. We were all made to feel very special. With temperatures dropping at night we returned to our room to find water bottles in beds and fires lit. Food and wine very good. A young gentlemen called Gregory paid attention to the children, remembering their names from the moment we arrived. All my family would recommend staying here. Martin, Nichola, Joshua and Jake.

martinsudweeks - Hitchin, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (2 adults and 3 children, age 13,11,7) stayed for one night after our safari. They met us up when we arrived and carried our heavy luggage. The hotel was located just before the entrance to Ngorongoro crater entrance. The villa was fantastic, lots of space, clean, great terrace/balcony and a fantastic garden with a pool with a fantstic view. In the evening our beds were prepared with a hot water pillow to prehest it a bit and chocolates were placed in the room. We loved our stay there

Tripxau - Staffanstorp, Sweden

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

When we stayed at this lodge in August 2013, it was called Exploreans Lodge, now called Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge. This all-suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes' drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater, which claims to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. There are 20 spacious private log cabins with fireplace, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. They have a wonderful spa, and at the time, we had an all-inclusive package that included all meals and drinks. Fabulous!!! There were 16 of us and we all super impressed!

Maria G - Singapore, Singapore

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