near Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
- Dining: All meals are included
- Communal areas: Gorgeous gardens with masses of shady spots secreted amongst the foliage
- Internet Access: None
- Swimming Pool: There's a big swimming pool sculpted amongst the greenery
- Spa Treatments: There's a small health and beauty salon offering aromatherapy, neck and shoulder massages, and manicures and pedicures
- Disabled Access: None
- Pets: Not accepted
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 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
- Outdoor pool
- Spa treatment rooms