Endoro Lodge in Karatu area Tanzania was a beautiful place, with prettily-manicured grounds and plenty of different plants to look at.
The room itself was as charmingly rustic as the rest of the grounds.
A four-poster bed complete with mosquito net dominated the hardwood floor of the spacious room.
And there was a roomy bathtub with a window overlooking a valley.
There was also an outdoor shower but it was rather cold and we weren’t totally sure about our privacy – there was the occasional farmer walking along a path on the other side of the valley.
We weren’t sure whether
showering outside would make us very conspicuous!
What we really liked were the little touches by the staff.
We happened to stay at Endoro on Valentine's day and were extremely pleasantly surprised to find a card from the hotel manager wishing us a Happy V-day, as well as petals on the bed and in the bathtub shaped as hearts.
Each hotel "room" is more like its own mini-villa with a patio that overlooks trees, birds and vineyards.
Not only is the shower inside the room huge but there's also a fantastic outdoor shower (individual one for each room) that allows you to shower while watching the stars and enjoying the outdoors in complete privacy, as it is very efficiently enclosed between trees.
The bed is a canopy bed with netting so that you can close that and open the doors to the sounds of Africa at night.
Perhaps the best part of the experience though was that upon our arrival we were greeted with juice drinks and by the Maasai Warriors that work there.
They will not let you carry your own bags and at night they are
security. They walk guests from their rooms to the restaurant/bar area with a
Amazing experience overall! Could not believe our eyes when we got