Located in northern Tanzania, Octagon Lodge is the perfect base for some of the world’s most diverse safari experiences, including the world-famous Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

The northern circuit hosts concentrations of Africa’s famous ‘Big Five’ animals in one of the most beautiful parts of Africa.

The lodge-style evokes the spirit of an old African homestead through the harmony of the indigenous environment and architecture set with the spirit of untouched and wild paradise.

Surrounded by the mesmerizing birdsong of the beautiful bush, each ensuite room ensures complete peace and privacy.

Nestled between colorful gardens in a breathtaking landscape, Octagon Lodge exudes an African charm with all the modern comforts in Karatu, Tanzania.

About Us

Distance to Kilimanjaro International Airport: 190 km

Distance to Arusha: 140 km

Distance to Ngorongoro (NCAA) Entrance Gate: 15 km

Distance to Lake Manyara National Park: 27 km

Distance to Tarangire National Park: 92 km

Village Beats

Our traditionally designed en-suite chalets, rooms, family rooms, and two-bedroom cottages have their charm and character to offer guests a unique and comfortable experience. These units are ideal for couples, families, friends, and campers due to the location.

While the rooms are situated in the gardens, guests are still free to traverse to the main lodge to enjoy the multitude of facilities available


The lodge offers exceptional dining with an air of charm. Our talented chefs bring to the table flavors of Europe and tastes of Africa using our organically grown fresh farm produce.

Our chef and the team have kept a careful balance between old and new and traditional African

cuisines, but have stuck to the basics of simplicity, authenticity, and freshness, reviving old classics into ‘food with soul’.

Enjoy your evenings at our Irish bar which is unique to Tanzania and one of the only Irish bars in Africa.

Refreshing cocktails and tropical sundowners are the order of the day, the bar is tastefully decorated with African style and charm and well stocked with a full selection of local and international beers, wines, and spirits.


We offer a host of activities, fun options for families, and a full range of packages to ensure your stay in Tanzania is memorable.

Enrich your experience with any of our activities from thrilling adventures on quad bikes to colorful cultural interactions with the Bushmen at Lake Eyasi.

Join our expert tour guides on a safari in the Northern Circuit or book an exhilarating zip through the base of the Great Rift Valley wall.

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