Rothia Valley Tented Lodge

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is located just outside the small town of Karatu in Northern Tanzania. It makes an excellent base for exploring the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Tucked away on the top of a hill overlooking surrounding farmland, Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge breathes the atmosphere of true Africa.

It opened in 2008 specifically to benefit the local community. A portion of all lodge proceeds goes directly to supporting the Children’s Home perched on an adjacent hill. Staying at the lodge has a significant impact on the lives of these children, who do not have a family to help them build their future.

The lodge is simple, friendly and offers good value for money. Guests are housed in 15 permanent tents with thatch roofs, private bathrooms, hot showers, comfy beds and even hot-water bottles at night.

In Detail

Room & Facility

Rooms: 15  individual tents

Swimming Pool: Yes

Communications: WiFi

Laundry Service: Yes

Accepted payment on location:
Cash: US dollars, Tanzanian shilling and euro.
Credit Cards: Yes


Rothia Tented Lodge welcomes children of all age.


♦ Visit to Children’s Home: available from 5 – 6 PM

♦ Hiking safari – 2 hours

♦ Hiking from Ngorongoro Crater Rim to the lodge – 6 hours