near Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
- Gorgeous gardens with masses of shady spots secreted amongst
- A big swimming pool sculpted amongst the greenery
- A small health and beauty salon offering aromatherapy, neck and
shoulder massages, and manicures and pedicures
- A convivial bar, soon be expanded to incorporate a glass floor
above the new wine cellar
- Extraordinary birdlife, with several indigenous species, including resident turkeys and guinea fowl which may accompany you through the gardens
When to go?
This area is amazing at any time of year but expect heavy rain if visiting during the 'Long Rains' which last from April through to May, sometimes on into June. There's a second bout of wet weather, the 'Short Rains', between October and early December. And, of course, the Serengeti migrations will be important in deciding when to visit. In February and March the green pasturelands of the southeastern end of the park are covered with calving wildebeest. June is the time to see the migration crossing the Grumeti river whilst the better known, perilous crossing of the Mara river at the Park's northern end takes place in July and August. But because most of Ngorongoro's animal life is sedentary you'll see masses of wildlife there at any time of year. The hotel is closed for April & May.
Bring waterproofs if you coincide with the Short or Long Rains. The Zanzibar Chest (Aidan Hartley) is a great holiday read: the early chapters give a fascinating insight into the area around Arusha during the early Nyerere years.
- All meals included
- Internet access
- Outdoor pool