Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the south-eastern part of the Serengeti eco-system. From December through to May, the camp is in the ideal location to witness the Great Migration. Thousands of wildebeest calve on the lush green Southern Serengeti plains in February, but from June through November, the plains are dry and the great herds are gone. This is the time when the resident animals converge around Ndutu's waterholes and marshes - elephants, giraffes, impalas, and every kind of cat.
Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd. Spend some time here and truly unwind. Relax to the rhythm of an African day as a myriad bird calls herald the rising sun. Stay close to the lodge and enjoy the resident wildlife, or go for a drive and explore the range of habitats that lie within easy reach. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge.
Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the 34 en-suite cottages, which are built of local materials, have a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu.
The lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door.
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General Information For Guests
Each room has its own verandah that faces Lake Ndutu. All rooms have en-suite facilities. The cottages are made from local materials.
Breakfast is a buffet of fresh fruits and cereals, and an English cooked breakfast is made to order. This is available from 07:00 onwards.andnbsp; Boxed picnic breakfasts can be ordered for those that want to be out and about early. A 3 course lunch is served from 12:30 through to 14:00. Dinner is a 4 course affair and is served from 19:30 through to 21:00. The lodge always offer a vegetarian alternative and, with prior notice, they are happy to cater for any special needs.
From 05:30 onwards, and throughout the day, tea, coffee and biscuits are available on a complimentary basis in the lounge area. The lodge also offers herbal tea and decaffeinated coffee. Guests can also request early morning drinks to be delivered to their rooms.
The generator is operational from 05:30 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 23:30. The voltage is 220 Volts and uses the English 3 pin plugs. Each room has a socket for charging phones and camera batteries. Extra sockets are available in the bar area. Guests are asked to refrain from using hair dryers and other items of a similar nature as they overload the generator.
There are no fences around Ndutu Safari Lodge and wild animals wander through at all hours of day and night. Guests, for their own safety, are requested to stay within the lodge grounds. During the evening, watchmen are on duty and are on hand to escort guests back to their rooms. The watchmen remain on duty throughout the night.
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted. Due to high banking charges the lodge cannot accept credit card payments for amounts under USD 20. The lodge will also accept cash either in Tanzanian shillings, US Dollars, Euros, GBP Sterling or any other recognised major currency.
Guests are welcome to deposit any valuables at the reception for safekeeping.
A full laundry service is available - additional cost. All laundry is hand washed.
Wi-Fi is available in the main lounge area but the connection time can be slow. There is mobile phone service but the signal varies in strength and reliability.
There is a well-stocked gift shop selling a wide range of curios.
The lodge is approximately a 2 hour drive from the Ngorongoro Crater or 3 hours from Karatu, 6 hours from either Arusha or Tarangire National Park, and 4 hours from Lake Manyara National Park.