Ngorongoro Farm house Lodge has the feel of a farmhouse as one arrives at the lodge, they are greeted with large, open grassy lawns which stretch across to the main areas.
It has 51 rooms (big by the usual standards), although when you're there, it feels much, much smaller.
This is because the lodge is effectively divided into two parts each with its own communal bar and lounge area, and set of rooms.spa'
Each lounge and bar area is set in a large farmhouse style building with a high thatch roof, russet red stone floors, and white-washed walls.
To one side of this building is a large swimming pool, and to the other is a wide sun deck from where one can watch the sun set in the evenings.
The bedrooms are scattered through pretty gardens dotted with colourful flower beds.
In front of the rooms is a long stone pathway which leads back to the main areas, then the back of the rooms face onto the open fields of farmland
The rooms are neat and spacious, the furniture and soft furnishings are simple yet very effectively put together. The result is natural, stylish and very comfortable.
While based at Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge, one can explore both Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
If the traveller would like to spend a morning or an afternoon at the lodge, one can head out on a nature walk around the farm or indulge in a massage at the 'spa'.