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The Retreat at Ngorongoro is a meticulously bird themed lodge set within 30 acres of land with clear emphasis on nature and birdlife in the area. As you walk around the lodge, you will be amazed at how nature has been integrated into this development. Due consideration has been made to...
The chef takes order n cooks your pasta with preferred sauce. Food was so deliciously fresh.
Wonderful smell from lavander planted just right outside each room.
The staff works really well as a team. Great hospitality.
A really nice hotel, fantastic room, good Wifi everywhere, lovely staff who clearly take great pride in their work. We just had a slight issue with food at our first visit, but it was also great on our second visit a few days later. I...More
My wife and I went on a safari organised by our friends ( husband and wife ) from Toronto. We didn't know what to expect because this is our first trip to Africa. We started from Nairobi and our first night staying at the Retreat....More
If we could do it over, we’d arrive earlier, or leave later, or stay two nights!
We arrived at dusk, after our first day of safari—game viewing at Lake Manyara National Park. The Retreat is indeed remote, near the top of a hill reached by...More
Having stayed in many fine hotels from Capetown to Cairo, The Retreat at Ngorongoro is still our favorite. Always immaculate and with the most friendly and hospitable staff, The Retreat stands out in every category. When the entry gate opens from the road, you can...More
Response from SophiaLenferna | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert H,
I cannot answer with complete surety on the game drives question, however I would say the game drives are not included. Most tourists will travel with a safari operator/company and the game drives will be... More
Hi Robert H,
I cannot answer with complete surety on the game drives question, however I would say the game drives are not included. Most tourists will travel with a safari operator/company and the game drives will be arranged with the driver/guide directly and not with the lodge itself.
For game viewing - June to October (dry season) is optimal, however if you're coming for the migration, late January-February is calving season.
Zanzibar is roughly 1hour from Arusha by domestic flight, from there you can drive to Karatu - 2.5hours approx. There is also an airstrip closer by if that would suit, but I don't know your time restraints or budget.
From the US you'll fly into JRO (Kilimanjaro Int Airport). There is a lodge next to the airport or you can drive to Arusha for accommodation.
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"The cottages are spread out over the massive property. Guest with mobility issues may want to request a..."