Where nature meets serenity and luxury
Welcome to The Retreat at Ngorongoro

Where nature meets serenity and luxury

The Retreat at Ngorongoro is a nature-inspired paradise set on over 60 acres of land overlooking the Ngorongoro Forest. The lodge was developed with a great deal of passion for nature. Over 40,000 indigenous trees were planted to rejuvenate the land to its original green and lush history. We hope each and every guest staying at The Retreat at Ngorongoro will find peace, tranquility and a connection to nature. Karibu Nyumbani.

Our Cottages…

Space, convenience and luxury

Each of our spacious cottages are tastefully appointed with local art,
king or queen beds, mosquito net, fireplace and deck with chairs and a chaise lounge overlooking the lush forest.
A coffee table, dressing with writing desk and wardrobe (which includes a safe), dual wash basins, water closet and rain shower head are just some of the amenities.

Dining at the Retreat

Located in the highlands close to Ngorongoro, a place known for its fertile soil.
At an ideal altitude, the area is conducive to growing virtually anything year round.
Some of the best coffees and produce found anywhere in the world come from this region. Much of what is served is grown on the premises.
We invite you to experience our world cuisine – with local twists and flavors! Should there be any special meal requests or restrictions for any of our guests,
our team is more than happy to tailor make meals. You need only ask !

The retreat at ngorongoro Dining college


Come stay, experience...!

We strongly believe that every guest staying at our lodge, be it on a safari or on a casual gateway, there must be ways to enhance that experience. It is common knowledge amongst safari folks that, accomodation on safari must be rustic and basic!, We think differently, an africa safari is to many a once in a lifetime experience and therefore accomodation facility forming part of the itinerary must offer a wholistic experience, from nature, activities, space, convenience and affordable luxury! Welcome to the Retreat, let us share with you our slice of paradise!

Swimming pool

Tired of a long day out, take a plunge in our infinity pool, and watch birds as they return to their nests!

Swimming pool at the retreat at ngorongoro
Fishing at the retreat at ngorongoro


Do you enjoy fishing? If yes, we do have a lake where you can just experience that! Ask us for more details on this activity.


Our lodge is set amidst valleys, with rolling hills and pathways through the coffee farms. This an excellent opportunity to burn some calories and also come close to locals going by their daily lives. Usually this activity is best done in the afternoon, and is about 2 hours long.

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Biking at the retreat at ngorongoro
Conferencing at the Retreat at the retreat at ngorongoro

Conferencing at the Retreat

Conferencing? Look no further, our lodge offers one of the most modern facility in the area. We can accommodate upto 100 person in a theater setting. Ask us for details of our conferencing package.

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This is our best kept secret, tucked away in the forest, overlooking the “lake”, our amphitheater is a place for yoga lovers and private bush dinners!

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Amphitheater at the retreat at ngorongoro
Jogging trail at the retreat at ngorongoro

Jogging trail

Within the environs of our lodge, we do have a jogging trail that passes through upper and lower sections of the lodge covering 1500 meters of distance.

Endoro Falls

We are very close to Ngorongoro’s endoro Falls walking trail. This is about 2 hours activity that will take you to elephant caves and the Ngorongoro rainforest. At the top of the escarpment, you will gate excellent views of the valleys below, coffee farms and karatu town in a horizon.

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Endoro Falls at the retreat at ngorongoro

Visit to nearby national parks:

You can enhance your experience by arranging day visits to the following attractions:-

Ngorongoro crater

Ngorongoro crater: A UNESCO world Heritage site, about 1 hour drive from our lodge. This park is famous for Black rhinos, and the crater itself which is one of the world’s intact caldera!

Lake Manyara national park

Lake Manyara national park: This park is about 45 minutes drive from lodge, and is home to hundreds of bird species, large herbivores such as Elephants and Giraffe.

Tarangire National park

Tarangire National park: This is one of those parks that one must visit, it is a park dotted by varied landscape, some people call it a MINI Serengeti in its own right. Tarangire is huge, and home to large variety herbivores and carnivores and the majestic baobab trees! It is a little over 1 hour drive from our lodge.

Visit to Lake Eyasi

Visit to Lake Eyasi: One of the last hunting and gathering tribes in Tanzania live in this area. You are welcome to plan a visit to see the Hadza people (Hunting tribe), and the gatherers (Datoqa). Visiting such location can only enhance your experience by understanding how humanity has evolved over the years and yet there are people out there who seem to have not much outside influence.

How to get there:You need a 4WD Safari vehicle, it is about 1.5 hours’ drive to the entry gate.

Booking:Must be booked in advance. Ask us for details.

Visit to the African Galleria

Visit to the African Galleria:This modern art gallery is a treasure trove for a host of authentic African art from across africa. It is a celebration of various works of art displaying the rich African cultural heritage. At the gallery, a number of onsite tours are available such as Ebony carving, painting. Ol Mesera restaurant located within the building is a perfect spot sample local cuisine with a twist!. It is wise to visit their website in advance so that you can plan your visit better. Here is the link: https://africangalleria.com/

How to get there:30 minutes drive towards Lake Manyara.

Booking:Must be booked in advance. Ask us for details.

he Tanzanite experience at Kibaoni

The Tanzanite experience at Kibaoni:This popular brand has new branch in Kibaoni area, overlooking the Lake Manyara Park. As the name suggests, this is a place for Tanzanite gemstones which are only found in Tanzania. Discover how this gemstone is mined in a custom built theatre offering an insight into complex process of bringing this gemstone to your collection! Other attractions include children play area, glass blowing and live painting! You can learn more by visiting them online on: https://www.tanzaniteexperience.com/manyara-kibaoni-centre/

How to get there:30 minutes drive towards Lake Manyara.

Booking:Must be booked in advance. Ask us for details.

Any of the tours above must be booked in advance. Ask us for more details.