Rift Safari
Travelling along the Rift Valley: Ndutu Safari Lodge

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  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 1/23 Reaching the lodge
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 2/23 Arrival
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 3/23 Reception
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 4/23 Bar and lounge
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 5/23 Bar and lounge
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 6/23 View of the restaurant from the bar
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 7/23 Restaurant
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 8/23 Restaurant
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 9/23 Outside view of the lounge and restaurant
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 10/23 campfire with restaurant and bungalows in the background
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 11/23 Bungalows
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 12/23 Bungalows
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 13/23 Twin bedroom
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 14/23 Twin bedroom
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 15/23 Twin bedroom
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 16/23 Bathroom
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 17/23 View over lake Ndutu from the verandah
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 18/23 Double bedroom
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 19/23 Bathroom
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 20/23 Gift shop
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 21/23 Lovebirds in front of the restaurant
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 22/23 Genets in the lounge
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge 23/23 Fire-ball lily in bloom [May]

Ndutu safari Lodge is located at a short distance from Lake Ndutu shores, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, bordering the southern Serengeti plains.

The lodge offers an average servicing and consists of 34 cottages, scattered amongst acacia trees. Each cottage features a double or twin beds bedroom, outdoor verandah overlooking Ndutu lake and en-suite bathroom with hot shower. Day-time electricity is supplied by generator. At night there is no supply and guests are requested to limit the use of hair-dryers.

Ndutu Safari Lodge comprises a bar, a lounge and a restaurant all the three overlooking the lake, the fire-place and a gift shop selling also maps of the area.

Like any other facility in the parks,
the lodge is not fenced and children should always stay with parents.
There are no dangers in the perimeter of the lodge which is guarded by rangers however no one should ever edge away alone.


In the area of Ndutu it is possible to arrange walking safari escorted by an armed ranger however we do not feel comfortable in recommending them when the migration is lingering around due to the massive presence of predators

This area, straddling Serengeti and Ngorongoro, becomes very relevant from December to April when it can be used as a base to reach many of the areas where the migration could potentially be lingering or passing through ... when not in Ndutu itself.

Migration apart, resident game in Ndutu includes elephants, ostriches, giraffes, impala, gazelles, 2 lions prides [the Masek pride and the Ndutu pride], cheetahs, spotted hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, jackals and a variety of birds. A lucky traveller could also spot wild dogs, caracals and the most elusive striped hyena. From June to November, when the tourist inflow head towards other areas of the Serengeti, Ndutu might become an attractive alternative.

INDICATIVE RATES 2013 per night per person sharing
From 01/12 to 30/04 $ 230
From 01/05 to 30/11 $ 145
Children 6 - 12 sharing with two adults $ 146 from 01/12 to 30/04
$ 86 from 01/05 to 30/11

Festive season supplements on 25/12 and 31/12: $ 45 per night per person.

Rates include: Breakfast, lunch at lodge or lunch box, dinner

Above rates do not include other costs associated to the trip such as for instance park entry fees to Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area, ground or air transfers, game drives and any discounts that may apply in relation to the number of properties booked, the duration of the safari or the travel period which will be automatically applied to quotations submitted.