Under a canopy of acacia trees on the glittering shores of Lake Ndutu, Ndutu Safari Lodge is a superb base from which to explore the Serengeti.
One of the original bush camps built by legendary hunter, George Dove in the 1960’s, the lodge has updated its tents with comfortable, handcrafted stone guest cottages. Each of the thirty-four private retreats boasts a veranda facing spectacular Lake Ndutu and has a backdrop of the Ngorongoro highlands in the distance. Local materials were used to build each cottage, and guests can choose from one of the ten double rooms, five triple rooms, or one family room which can house up to two adults and two children. The en suite bathrooms come with a shower. There is even a handicap accessible room.
The lodge is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the southern Serengeti eco-system. It sits at the head of Olduvai Gorge, beside Lake Ndutu, a soda lake set in beautiful acacia woodland with the Ngorongoro Crater highlands in the background. During the rainy season from December to May, the area is alive to the sound of hooves as the great migration moves through the grassy plains. Each year, more than a million wildebeest and thousands of zebras and Thomsons gazelles come to the Serengeti in search of new pastures. During the rest of the year, elephants, giraffes, impalas, lions, leopards, and a host of birds flock to the waterholes and marshes.