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Testimonials

I just returned from an independent photographic journey to Kenya, crafted by JDA and myself. I will, in future, hold this trip as THE standard and confidently ...

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- R Ruhl, United States, September 2013

Martin was a very perfect, polite, nice, intelligent person and loves his job a lot. He demonstrates his passion through the stories and cultural facts he gives...

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- A Flores & S Muňoz Mexico, December 2013

The lodge staff were friendly and helpful and consistently provided an excellent service. Lawrence - our guide - is great fun, has a huge smile and a very conta...

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- M&D Roy, Abu Dhabi, July 2011


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Plantation Lodge

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Safari Highlights

Located in Karatu, in the heart of the Ngorongoro highlands, Plantation Lodge is a charming owner-run establishment very close to the Ngorongoro Crater.

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The main building and 16 cottages offer individuality, with each one boasting its own unique setting and style, but all offering the allure of being able to spend your time here in complete luxury and privacy. Outside, the terraced flower gardens provide a wonderful sanctuary for afternoon tea or a quiet walk to impart a sense of contentment and well-being. Beyond the lodge, coffee farms and the local villages beckon. Experience a sense of place as you bicycle the back roads of Karatu, learn about Iraqw culture while visiting a local family or explore centuries-old waterfalls and elephant caves. To calm and restore, the lodge offers massages in the privacy of your own room. After a full day of adventure, sample a delicious organic cuisine — fresh from the lodge’s own gardens.

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Game drives from the lodge may start as early as 6.15am and there is no time wasting at the gate as you can drive straight down to the floor within 20 to 30 minutes. 2,000 feet deep and 100 square miles in area, the crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been called one of Africa’s seven natural wonders. Its floor is still more than a mile above sea level. The crater harbours a population of some 25,000 animals, comprised mainly of large herbivores, including black rhino, buffalo, hippo, wildebeeste, zebra, eland and smaller antelopes. It also hosts 62 lions, one of the densest per square mile in Africa. Other predators are rarely seen, although servals are often seen.