A perfect budget option close to the action of the Ngorongoro Crater
This relatively new, large lodge has been built with similar specifications to its big brother camp, Ngorongoro Farm House. It serves as a comfortable, simple and affordable launch pad for excursions into the wilderness beyond. It is set amongst beautiful flowering gardens with stunning views of the surrounding coffee plantations that stretch all the way to the eastern wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. And there’s even a heated pool for day or night dips.
At the lodge
Tloma’s communal areas are very large and informal. The lounge has an interesting mix of functional furniture that flows from one room to the next, while the dining area is a sprawling space with hardwood tables and iron chairs. The lodge looks out onto impressive views of the plantations and the eastern wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. Tloma offers only the basics, but in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.
There are thirty-six spacious en-suite rooms, in colonial farm-style cottages. Interiors are minimal and uncomplicated, with tiled floors, white-washed walls, comfortable chairs and a coffee table. Four-poster beds with mosquito nets serve as a welcome comfort at the end of a hard day’s exploration. The private veranda is a great place to put your feet up and take in the views of the functioning plantation and the distant Highlands.
The main activity of the area is of course a driven safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, topped off with a private lunch in the crater itself. One of the best ways to take in the little treasures of this emerald paradise, is by walking. Walking in the greater Ngorongoro Conservation area reveals beautiful scenery, incredible birdlife and even a waterfall, while a cultural walk with the local Maasai people will let you into the secrets of their ancient culture. Worn out? Relax with a soothing massage at the lodge.