Kitela Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Luxury + relaxation + 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.

It has been designed and decorated in a modern African style that creates a fresh and light ambiance, very welcoming but with a touch of luxury. Guests can observe the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents.

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Kitela Lodge

Nestled amidst the untamed grandeur of the Serengeti, Mara Mara Tented Lodge beckons adventurers to indulge in an extraordinary escape. Immerse yourself in the heart of Africa’s iconic landscapes, where elegant accommodations, personalised service, and awe-inspiring encounters with wildlife redefine the art of safari luxury.

Closest gate to Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Lolduare Gate

More about the lodge

20 Chalet type Rooms

Check In 12:00 Check Out 10:00

Open all year

Children welcome

Full board



swimming pool

Massage Cabin

Souvenir shop

Services & Amenities


welcome drink

electricity 24hrs

Laundry service

Travelers with special needs

free parking

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Premium features

Drinks included

Great views to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Coffee farm

Farm walk

We offer spectacular


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.

Room services

with the ultimate comfort in our


Suite Room

Interconnected Rooms

Excellent hotel!

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.

We offer once in a lifetime



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.

Cultural visit

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.

Unique opportunity to visit to the Wahadzabe, Wadatoga who live around the Lake Eyasi lake and the Wairaqw tribes.


In a beautiful landscape, enjoy an appetizer and cocktail at the end of the day.

How to get t0

Kitela Lodge

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.

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.


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