Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro
The Manor Cottage Suites Crater Floor Lunch
The Manor Cottage Suites
Crater Floor Lunch

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

The Manor at Ngorongoro, located in the north west Tanzania and with its 10 luxurious cottages (20 Suites) and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.




Set in classical architecture on beautiful grounds, The Manor is designed in the old Cape-Dutch style of yester year, and is situated amongst lush and colourful gardens, offering a stunning and peaceful setting. Every detail has been designed with its guests’ comfort in mind and each of the cottages is carefully positioned to maximise the views of the adjacent verdant hills, and at the same time maintain the intimacy and privacy of this old-world Manor home.

Need to Know

The manor is located just 20 minutes from the main gates to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


Following an early morning breakfast, and leaving in plenty of time to capture the best views of the Crater as the mist begins to lift, your Ngorongoro Crater Tour will be certainly a day to remember.

The large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera is the pride of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and is unofficially the "Eight Wonder of the World". Visitors will understand instantly when they reach the first viewing point on the lip of the crater and take in the majesty of the ecological wonder. Descending to the floor of the crater, guests are treated to a magnificent wildlife spectacle as they traverse a variety of landscapes, from open grasslands dotted with game, soda lakes coloured pink with flamingo and dense riverine woodland, with the rising walls of the crater framing every view.

The Crater was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago.It is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and it's floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi) estimated height of the original volcano ranges from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres) high. It’s a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, there is a resident population of Ngorongoro lions, as well as wildebeest, buffalo, zebra and rhino. 

Lake Manyara famed for its flamingos, is a shallow lake in the Natron-Manyara-Balangida range of the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania, it covers approximately 89 square miles (231 km2) and with alkaline waters (with a pH near 9.5[4]). Said by Ernest Hemingway to be the "loveliest [lake] ... in Africa," it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. Lake Manyara National Park is known for its astounding variety of landscapes for its relatively smaller size compared to other well-known parks on the Northern Tanzanian circuit. From dense forest to soda lake wetland, open grasslands and acacia thickets, the variety is superseded only by the variety of wildlife found throughout.

Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in East Africa and is famed as the place where Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the most important discoveries of early hominids. A still active excavation site, visit the place where some of the earliest hominids lived and breathed.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Ngorongoro Crater is famed as being the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, and is a ‘must see’ on anyone’s itinerary. This extinct volcano - with its 18-kilometre wide crater floor - is home to an abundant and unique ecosystem that encompasses almost all of the wildlife that you would wish to see in Africa. This spectacular setting is a ‘once-in-a- lifetime’ opportunity to experience the rawness and beauty of Africa’s natural flora and fauna.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater Floor Your full day safari experience would not be complete without enjoying a delicious campaign style luncheon, served under a canopy at one of the picnic areas in the Crater. Surrounded by game and the ever-present Crater rim beyond, this is the most dramatic and beautiful picnic lunch you ever likely to take.

The Manor has an excellent stable of horses and ponies suitable for most ages; you can take a canter or a leisurely walk on a horse through the fertile grounds of the surrounding gardens and coffee plantation culminating in a picnic or a sundowner, offering a different African safari experience.

Feeling active? Mountain biking is for you; the hills that embrace the Manor are perfect for those up and downhill rides that both thrill and invigorate. You can cycle with a guide and he will ask beforehand exactly how much easy or arduous cycling you would like. From there it’s all down hill!


The Manor offers the following: 20 Cottage Suites including 1 family Cottage The Manor Restaurant Swimming pool and sun lounging area. Massage and treatment rooms Cinema room Billiard Room and Wine Cellar Bar and lounge areas Horse-riding


Each Manor Cottage Suite has its own private entrance, and adjoining private sun terrace. A double open-fronted log-burning fireplace divides a room interior that mirrors the traditional Cape Dutch architecture. The en suite bath and shower room possesses a Victorian-style claw-footed bath, as well as twin vanity basins and large ‘rainfall’ shower. The Stable Cottage is located to the rear of the riding stables, separate from the main Manor house. In the mornings, breakfast can be served, if requested, in the adjacent courtyard. The Stable Cottage also possesses a small separate dining area, with a lounge and fireplace that can be used for intimate and private dinners and lunches. Stable Cottage is divided into two floors. On the ground floor you will discover a richly-furnished Master Bedroom and a Twin Bedroom, each with their own individual bathrooms. Each bathroom boasts a luxurious Victorian bath, rain shower and a fireplace, the latter of which can be lit on request. On this same floor there is a beautifully appointed joint Family Lounge area which serves as a perfect place to gather and share stories of the day’s events and to plan the adventures to come. Heading upstairs to the Stable Cottage’s second level, one enters the children’s domain comprising of a Children’s Twin Room, a ‘Toddlers Bathroom’ and a satellite TV Playroom. The Stable Cottage is the ideal location to accommodate a family or group of friends in comfort and privacy during a stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro.


  • Certificate of Excellence Tripadvisor - 2014/2015
  • Nominated in the World Travel Awards 2012 


Open all year round

Average StayAverage Stay

2 nights with increasing demand for additional nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Prices start from 500 USD per person per night on full board (Low season) to 845 USD per person per night on Game Package (High season)

Children PolicyChild Policy

We welcome children of all ages and tailor activities and stay to suit each group

  • Children 0 -3 years are free of charge
  • 1 or 2 children under 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults  -  accommodation is free of charge
  • 1 or 2 children under 12 years sharing a room with 1 adult - adult will be charged the single room rate and children free of charge
  • 1 or 2 children 12 up to 17 years sharing with 1 adult  - adult at per person sharing rate and children pay 75% of the adult rate.
  • Children under 18 years sharing own room - min 2, max 3 pax - children pay 75% of the adult rate.
  • A child in his / her room: to be charged the single room rate  

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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