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Elewana Manor at Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

www.elewanacollection.com/the-manor-at-ngorongoro
  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

Set within a working coffee farm and bordering the Ngorongoro crater rim forest, Elewana Manor at Ngorongoro allows guests access to the wonders of the crater and Lake Manyara National Park from a lush and decadent setting.

Recognizing the value of time well spent with family and friends, the Elewana Collection introduces discerning travelers to East Africa through impeccably designed lodges that invite true relaxation, as well as the thrill of a real adventure. Complementing their locations in prime game-viewing areas, on quiet white-sand beaches or even in a coffee plantation, are lavish comforts, including fresh cotton sheets, elegant rooms and gourmet meals. Family-friendly, individually styled and exuding warm and personalized hospitality, the lodges are a savvy blend of high-class safari and low-impact tourism. Guests are encouraged to become part of the local community and conservation projects, thereby returning home with a piece of East Africa instilled in their hearts forever.

Accommodations

One of the most lavish properties on the safari circuit, Elewana Manor at Ngorongoro treats its guests to 18 individual guest rooms in nine Manor Cottages. There is an additional Stable Cottage for families, with three guest rooms, three bathrooms, a family lounge area, a TV room and a private dining area. Designed in the old Cape-Dutch style of years past, the suites each offer a sitting room, fireplace and enormous bathroom with a Victorian bathtub.

Amenities

Grand, yet welcoming, the lodge provides a myriad of creature comforts, including a spa, swimming pool and stable of horses for exploring the coffee plantations and countryside. WiFi is available in all public areas, and there is a cinema, billiards room, laundry service and a children’s menu. Mineral water is complimentary from the bar and restaurant and in all guest rooms.

Activities

Diversions are plentiful, including a bush lunch in a private campsite area of the Ngorongoro Crater away from the crowds (advanced booking required); visits to Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its flamingos, and Olduvai Gorge; game drives; horseback riding; coffee tours of the 1,500-acre Arabica estate; guided nature walks; spa treatments; biking; and swimming. Children are equally entertained with pony riding, kid-centric coffee tours, mountain biking, “L’il Bee” massage treatments, local farm visits, guided nature walks, croquet and more. Of course, wildlife takes center stage here, with Ngorongoro boasting one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa, including elephants, buffalo, black rhinos, hyena, zebra and more. Lake Manyara is home to bushbuck, blue monkeys, antelopes, cheetahs, hippos and flamingos among its dense forest, open grassland, soda lake wetlands and acacia woodlands.

Dining

Dining is arranged on an individual basis and is always flexible. Breakfast and lunch are served from an à la carte menu, while dinner is a five-course table d’hôte menu. Guests may choose to dine in the formal dining room, conservatory or in their room. Game drives include picnic breakfasts and lunches. A children’s menu is available.

Location

Elewana Manor at Ngorongoro is located in the Shangri-La Coffee Estate, bordering the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The Lake Manyara Airstrip is a 45-minute drive from the lodge and a 30-minute flight from Arusha Airport. The lodge coordinates are S 3˚18’8.55” E 35˚38’26.66”.