Ndutu Lodge is located just outside the Serengeti National park boundary but is very much in a great game area. The lodge is best accessed by vehicle as it is a ‘drive in’ Lodge from Arusha or neighbouring game areas such as Lake Manyara and Ngorngoro. The lodge is one of the oldest around, and has a simple and fun charm about it, not to mention a good team running the property. The Lodge is made up of 34 stone cottages with thatched roofs, each comfortable is fairly basic but clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms. It is a favorite for Tanzania safari operators coming out of Arusha and can get quite booked up in the calving season. The main area has a simple bar and dining area and nearby are great views on lake Ndutu.