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B144, Karatu Next To Main Road, Karatu Tanzania
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#14 of 64 Speciality lodging in Karatu
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Situated between the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and majestic Lake Manyara. Octagon Lodge is a perfect base for safari travellers on holidays in Northern Tanzania. Day trips may be arranged to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Akulasthraxus wrote a review Feb 2021
Cedar Park, Texas176 contributions39 helpful votes
I stayed here while I was on safari, in-between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and because of the COVID lessened travel, was the only person staying when I was there. The owner was wonderful and really at my beck-and-call and even made sure they had a mobile hotspot so I could work remotely.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Victor R wrote a review Nov 2020
Denver, Colorado37 contributions3 helpful votes
We were on a 6-day safari with BestDay Safaris and they put us up in the Octagon Lodge on three of the nights - while we were visiting Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park. The property is so incredibly beautiful; it’s like a little slice of paradise in the village of Karatu. Ismaeli was our host, our bartender, our man of all trades here, and he was fantastic; so friendly, so helpful, and so interesting to have a conversation with. Of all the great things here, he was the very best part of our stay. Our room was spacious, and the bed was so comfortable. The hot shower was so welcome after long days of game drives. The property even has a swimming pool and an Irish pub on the grounds! We loved having a drink in the pub after a game drive as our delicious dinners were being prepared in the restaurant. All the food was so tasty, but if you get the chance, ask for a local Tanzanian dinner of stewed goat with ugali and vegetables; it was my favorite meal we had! The whole stay was amazing, and we were sad to leave after three nights.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
John S wrote a review Aug 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great place to rest between safaris to the Serengeti and Tanganire and the crater. Great food from the chef and a wonderful staff!!! The only Irish bar in Tanzania was really cool! The Quaint and quiet environment was so relaxing!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Kampton wrote a review Mar 2020
Kwidzyn, Poland3 contributions
It’s beautifoul płace with for rest. When you go to bar asking a Paulo Surumbu and Efrem Leandry they are so good waiters. They smile and happy to you. All is good ! Il you wart to sea a Lots of flowers and a lots of fruits its the best you can geth it here in Karatu oktagon lodge! Thanks so much mr paulo
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Rick E wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya17 contributions5 helpful votes
While Octagon does the big things well it does lack in detail. The staff was very friendly but forgetful (forgot to bring a drink order, there was no water or towels brought in during cleaning). I would agree with other travelers that this is an ok place to stopover but does not compare to other luxury camps. It is situated on the outskirts of the village so while it is quiet most of the time, noise from town does filter in during the morning hours. The food was ok. We were given box lunches to take for our game drives. They left a lot to be desired.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: I found it a bit pricey for what the accommodations provide.
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Response from patrick596, Manager at Octagon Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Rick Thank you for your feed back, we really value our customer review for service improvement, We have check with our staff to focus on customer and increase their efficiency and will conduct staff training these year low season - very sorry for all inconvenience during your stay Best regards Lodge Manager
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US$91 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionKaratu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Octagon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Octagon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Elius vincent (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Octagon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Octagon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Octagon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Octagon Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Happy Days Lounge & Lodge, and Rhotia Valley's Coffee Corner.
Is Octagon Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.