The Manor is a stunning new lodge located in the Ngorongoro highlands just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Sister to Tarangire Treetops and Migration Camp, it is of a similar high quality with great food and service, and it is an great base from which to explore the Ngorongoro Crater floor.
Built in a Cape Dutch style, The Manor is reminiscent of a smart farmstead which is quite apt considering its location on the 1500 acre, Shangri-La Coffee Estate. The main areas are located within the large central farmhouse, with the lounge and dining area being divided by a central reception hall.
The 20 bedrooms at The Manor are dotted through the lodges gardens in numerous small cottages; two rooms occupy one cottage. All of the rooms look out over the rolling green hills of the escarpment and are continuation of the smart Cape Dutch style. Each room has its own private courtyard and deck, a fireplace which is welcome during the cooler months of the year, and high quality dark wood period furniture.
The en-suite bathrooms have a free-standing claw foot bath, rain shower and twin sinks. The bathrooms are quite minimalist and stylish though still in keeping with traditional look of the lodge. Courtyard and deck
Guests staying here for longer will enjoy a breakfast of homemade muesli, cereals, fruit and various breads. You can also order a cooked breakfast with bacon, sausage and eggs or perhaps a hearty bowl of hot porridge.
Lunch is a la carte with a menu that differs daily. There are always a variety of light meals such as sandwiches, fresh salads, pasta and soup. Deserts are also on the menu and include home-made ice cream, fresh fruit and other sweet delights.
Between lunch and dinner guests can help themselves to high tea with cakes, scones and cream. This is usually available from around 3 – 6pm
The silver service dinner starts at 7:30 in the evening and consists of five light courses. Start with an appetizer, before a starter such as soup. Then break with a sorbet to freshen your palate before the main course and desert.
Most of the food served at The Manor is grown on the farm and so is as fresh as it can possibly be. We certainly felt that it was tasty and fresh when we ate here and we only wish we had been able to stay for one of their dinners which sound exceptional.
:: Lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater Floor
:: A Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park
:: Horse Riding Around the Coffee Estate
:: Manor Estate Picnic and Horse Ride
:: Mountain Biking
Accommodation At Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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