Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley, overlooking a coffee plantation as well as the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall. The glorious views make Kitela an ideal, away-from-the-crowds base from which to explore the Ngorongoro region.  The lodge combines well with other accommodation in the nearby Serengeti as well as Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks.


The lodge consist of 20 spacious cottages with the style of an old-colonial farm, offering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens. All cottages are en suite, with shower and bath. Fans cool the air, mosquito nets cover the beds and cozy fireplaces add a wonderful atmospheric touch. All rooms have views of the farm plantation and dramatic back drop of the Ngorongoro Crater forests.

Facilities & Dining

Relax in the blissful and scenic pool area by day and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the bar in the evenings. From the comfort of your luxury cottage, take time out to immerse yourself in the indulgence of the African Spa or take guided walks through the vegetable gardens, coffee plantations and local Maasai villages. Game drives into the Crater are easy to arrange. Escorted walks are also available from the camp into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and a Masai to enjoy spectacular panoramic views.

Meals are normally served in the main building and sometimes a buffet lunch is set-up around the pool. Guests have an ample choice of food prepared with home produced vegetables and served in buffets.

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