Luxury, relaxation and African elegance in a spectacular refuge in middle of the mountains.
Kitela Lodge rises up on the hillside of a valley with beautiful views of a coffee plantation and a waterfall within the incredible highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It consists of 20 colonial style cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a coffee plantation and a working farm.
In the setting of the majestic mountains, this exclusive hotel is a haven of peace and comfort with all the attentions and the luxury of a traditional country villa. The relaxation the spa offers and its swimming pool are the perfect contrast to the intense excursions and safaris available from the lodge to the Ngorongoro area.
Chalet type bedrooms situated at ground level with a private terrace or balcony. Overlooking the gardens and/or coffee plantation. Ample and comfortable. Rooms with a double bed or two single beds. The rooms have a bathroom with bathtub and shower. The family room consists of two rooms with a connecting door.
Great views to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
AlfonsoyRosa – Madrid
“It was a big surprise!!! the rooms are luxurious, almost villas. The food is good, and the staff is very professional, especially Manolito who speaks some Spanish. Some good points: picnic à la carte, the fireplace in the room and the view of the coffee plantation. And there is pool. very good choice for the area of Karatu”
Let nature inspire you
The main building is situated in the middle of the lodge and consists of a restaurant, lounge and a large terrace with spectacular views of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There’s an outdoor swimming-pool. The restaurant offers market style choices with locally grown produce on the farm.
I want to live this experience
After a day on a game drive, pamper yourself with a relaxing and rejuvenating massage. There is a choice of a 1 hour 30 minutes body massage, a head massage, a manicure or pedicure.
Walk around the farm&coffee plantation
A guided walk in the afternoon around the farm and the vegetable garden. An opportunity to see how an organic farm works.
At any of our Tanganyika Wilderness Camps we have a strong bond with the local communities. And we are happy to share our ties with your guests should they be interested.
Location & Surroundings
Kitela Lodge is situated on top of a valley with views of a coffee plantation on the east face of the Ngorongoro Crater and a spectacular waterfall.
How to get there
Air companies fly on schedule and charter basis to and from Arusha to the Manyara Airstrip on daily basis. Flights take aproximately 25 minutes. Its possible to connect with flights to and from Serengeti and Zanzibar.
151 km, aproximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Arusha. Take A104 up to Makuyuni and then turn right, take B144 to Ngorongoro. Its an easy two hour scenic drive on a tarmac road.
Other accomodation nearby
Ngorongoro – Karatu & Surroundings
Lake Masek Tented Lodge
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Kati Kati Tented Camp
Burunge Tented Lodge
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge