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Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge

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Double Room | Desk, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine
Double Room | Desk, bed sheets

Overview of Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in Karatu with safari and restaurant
6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Karatu near Ngoronogoro, Karatu
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free babysitting
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Lake Manyara (LKY) - 32 min drive
  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 100.3 miles/161.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kwa Msafiri - 9 min drive
  • Lilac Café - 9 min drive
  • Kona Mbulu Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Ellien's In - 10 min drive
  • Happy Days - 9 min drive

About this property

Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle one way. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.


English, French, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 11 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Free babysitting


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge Karatu
Ngorongoro Front Safari Karatu
Ngorongoro Front Safari
Ngorongoro Front Safari
Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge Lodge
Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge Karatu
Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge Lodge Karatu

Frequently asked questions

Does Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge?
You can check in starting at 11 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes a safari. Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

As I reported to you before, this hotel does not exist. And I want my money back.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The Lodge is nice, but it is wrong located on google. It is 35-40 minutes drive away from NCA. And you only can reach it with a 4WD car, because the last 4 km are a very bad dirt road. The staff at the lodge is very friendly, but the managment is terrible. They did not receive our booking. The staff at the hotel manged that we could stay, but later the managment wanted us to pay, althoughbwe had already payed to expedia. We talked to the mangement and showed our booking and paying confirmation, but they still wanted us to pay. We said that they should call expedia to solve the problem, but they did not. Finally we talked to expedia and finally it tooks the expedia customer service (which was really good) 2 hours to solve the problem and we did not pay double. We do not recommed this lodge, although we are sorry about the impact that may have on the staff, because they are very nice.
RiSi, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Miejsce prześliczne na granicy wsi z Narodowym Parkiem Ngorongoro. Domki usytuowane z dala od siebie. Sympatycznie urządzone z łazienką. Personel przemiły. Śniadania obfite. Nie wspomnę o kolacjach złożonych z 4 dań. Jedynie jest problem łączności ze światem (mobilne wi-fi). Serdecznie polecam. Jeśli wrócę w okolicę Ngorongoro, to nocleg tylko tam.
JOANNA, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jungle wild life experience with perfect food.
At the slope of the Ngorongoro crater you can find this lovely, small but well organised hotel. There are a few houses seperated from each other. The actual spot is a hundred yards from the official Ngorongoro border in the middle of the Forest. Food is excellent, service is top and you will get an unforgettable but lovely experience!
Alex, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review