Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the South-eastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the thirty four cottages, which are built of local materials, has a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu.
The Lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door.
Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd.
This was one of the highlights of our two week safari in Tanzania. The rooms were quiet and spacious enough unlike most of our other accommodations.
Can't see that lack of afternoon electricity is a problem as most people are out on safari. And if not sitting in the bar area or out by the lake and reading is pleasant enough.
The food was about the best of our trip. A set menu for dinner but they accommodate vegetarian meal requests as well.
With this quality there is no need for variety. The breakfasts were superb. The staff was friendly and I didn't run across any problem communicating.
I was able to watch the genet cats for a while before dinner, but they are not fond of company and after a few minutes and a few photos, they slunk off into the rafters.
Sundowners at the fire pit was pleasant, getting to know the other guests. Popcorn is provided and the wine - a nice South African Merlot was well priced for the circuit - $4.00, though a little on the small side.
The sunsets and sunrises in Ndutu are fabulous. Rising early in the morning, I stood at the fire area to watch the sunrise.
Hot drinks and biscuits were available before 6am for early risers or sunrise game drives.
Slipping through the pre-dawn light were giraffe. Dik dik are playing freeze tag behind me and the large lumps in the nearby grasses turn out to be the Cape buffalo who comes to snack on the aloe plants in the garden. Lovely,