Set on a steep, verdant hill just minutes from Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Bashay Rift Lodge offers charming lodging and panoramic views of the Rift Valley below.
The lodge is built on a working coffee plantation. Accommodations at the lodge consist of thirty rooms spread throughout the picturesque gardens. Each room has its own individual style and décor with a distinct “Farm in Africa” ambiance. There are double, triple, and quadruple rooms available. The family rooms comprise two rooms with a shared lounge and bathroom. Honeymoons suites are also available. Each room features its small sitting area and private terrace where guests can gaze at the lush, green valley while enjoying a cup of delicious local coffee.
The camp is located in Bashay Village just six miles from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Situated within northern Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains about 100 miles west of Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created when an ancient volcano erupted and then collapsed upon itself, the crater is now carpeted with expansive grasslands dotted by a few acacia trees. The natural enclosure is home to impressive varieties and concentrations of wildlife including some 25,000 mammals. In addition to the zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest that graze the plains, the region is home to all of Africa’s “big five” mammals: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. The uniqueness of the crater’s topography and the accessibility of its wildlife make it a prime tourist destination in northern Tanzania.