But, of course, the similarities between the traditional country manor found in the English countryside, and the Tanzanian version set in the rolling hills south of the Ngorongoro Crater end there.
The Tanzanian version is a grand safari lodge – one of the first to combine the charms of old time safaris with the luxury and comfort of new world hospitality. Standing within a 1500 acre Arabica coffee plantation, beside the world class Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the hotel’s traditional, Cape Dutch-inspired architecture is a delight. And, if you make The Manor part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Tanzania, you’ll soon discover that the old world atmosphere of the main lodge is amply reflected in the charm of the cottages scattered across the estate’s luxuriant gardens.
The Manor at Ngorongoro, at a glance
- Back-in-time safari lodge set in a fragrant, 1500 acre coffee plantation
- 10 cottages comprising a total of 20 suites, set in splendid estate gardens
- Manor cottages have private sun terraces, en suites with Victorian baths, plus double log-burning fireplaces and glorious views
- Stable Cottage has two floors, two bedrooms with individual bathrooms, separate dining area and lounge with fireplace
- Fine restaurant serving delightful regional and international cuisine
For leisure and pleasure
- Perfect base for exploring the world’s largest, unbroken, dry, volcanic caldera, with its unique eco-system
- Home to 30,000 animals including rare black rhino, lion, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra
- Lunch on the crater floor; the birthplace of humanity
- Safaris to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Game drives through Lake Manyara National Park
- Horse riding and mountain biking on the estate
- Plantation picnics and sun-downer cocktails at The Manor