Set within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, this elegant stately home brings old-world opulence to the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Reminiscent of a Cape Dutch-style farmhouse, The Manor at Ngorongoro is an elegant stately home set high in the Ngorongoro Highlands. The accommodation here is some of the most lavish on the safari circuit. Nine cottages house 18 huge luxury suites with traditional Cape Dutch architecture. Each has a separate living area, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a private deck. Indulgent en-suite bathrooms feature his and hers sinks, a large rainfall shower and Victorian-style claw-foot bath – ideal for a relaxing soak after days spent exploring out in the wild. A 3-bedroom Stable Cottage in the same styling offers superb accommodation for families.
Meals are served in the formal dining room or the dining conservatory, accompanied by wines from the manor’s private cellar. Days on the estate can be spent horse riding (the manor has its own stables), mountain biking, enjoying picnic lunches in the grounds, or indulging with deep tissue massages. Sundowners here are a must, with cocktails served overlooking the rolling hills. Recommended day trips from the manor include a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa – and a visit to lovely Lake Manyara.
Near Karatu in the Ngorongoro Highlands, a 40-minute drive from Lake Manyara and a 1¾-hour drive from the Ngorongoro Crater entranceAirport transfer time:A 2½-hour drive from Arusha or a 40-minute drive from Manyara airstrip Rooms:19
18 suites, 1 family cottage
Dining room, conservatory