Ndutu Safari Lodge

Elephants outside the rooms'Guests' outside the rooms

Acacia trees surrounding the lodgeAcacia trees surround the lodge

I stay at Ndutu with friends and family each year, I also stay there for a night with guests as my mobile camp moves from site to site. The rustic, yet comfortable, feel of this lodge makes it a real favourite. If a lodge has to have 30 rooms to make it viable then, this is the way to do it. I have known the owners for many years and consider them to be real friends. The research and film communities, as well as safari guides, have always relied on the management of Ndutu Lodge for assistance and friendship in the bush. We all owe a debt to the various managers and the owners for many years of support and enthusiastic advice. Conservation education is high on their list of priorities and the management always tries to inform and update a visitor on the ways of the Serengeti plains and the beautiful acacia woodlands that surround the lodge.

It is a ideal base from which to explore the larger ecosystem and if camping is not your style. and the over the top luxury of some lodges I could mention, not a priority — then Ndutu Lodge is for you.

The camp fireThe camp fire

Ndutu RoomThe rooms are very comfortable

The camp fire chat, the cold beer and the ‘in the bush’ feel of this lodge puts it high on my list for the December to June period.

From July to November the lodge makes for a pleasant stay to break up a long road journey from the Northern Serengeti or Lake Victoria.

The area around Ndutu Lodge is described in my Safari Destinations section.

The migration at NdutuThe migration at Ndutu

Typical Ndutu woodlandTypical Ndutu woodland


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