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Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Karatu, Tanzania

Mango Opinion

While a bit more rustic than our clients are typically looking for, Bougainvillea has a great pool, a very well regarded chef and a nice location not far from Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

Bougainvillea is located in the village of Karatu, near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, less than two hours from Kilimanjaro International Airport, and with easy access to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, and the Serengeti.

The lodge features 24 fully furnished, self contained cottages with either two twin beds or one king bed. Arrangements can be made for triples. There are also family rooms - perfect for those traveling with children. Beds have mosquito netting to ensure a sound sleep.

Each cottage features a spacious verandah, fireplace and electrical outlets for those with digital cameras and laptops. There's also plenty of hot water. The lodge also offers a bar with a selection of popular soft drinks, wines, beers, and spirits. Aside from the dining room, there are small bandas for private meals or small meetings.

Bougainvillea offers many exciting activities to enjoy including nature walks, bird watching, cultural excursions and game viewing. Ngorongoro crater hosts almost every species in the region except giraffe (they can't negotiate the steep incline down.) There are lion, cheetah, hippo, plains species and a myriad of birds to view.