I promise to send you the nice pictures from the elephants in the Ndutu Reserve. It was end of October 2006. We have a very good time in your Lodge and Game Drive. From the two Belgian FamilyOctober 2006
Dear Aadje: do you remember me? I 'm Cristiana from Rome Italy. In September I spent 5 beautiful days at Ndutu Lodge ...with you , staff, and animals. I send my photos of Wendelin and Max... and also the young hyena. I hope to see soon you and Ndutu. Many thanks for all, for your hospitality and kindness.September 2006
Our stay at Ndutu was indeed fantastic! It is great to see on your website how others have enjoyed it and to see their photos. I send you a few of mine. Amsterdam, NetherlandsAugust 2006
My sons and I spent some of the most wonderful days of our lives at Ndutu.... I promised to send you pictures from our May 18, 19 and 20 visit to Ndutu. As we were nearing the lodge, we saw these lions mating, which they carried on doing for the next three days! The next day we sat up with this cheetah mother with three cubs as they fed on a wildebeest calf. The migration had just begun and by the 20th, the wildebeest and zebra were all gone! The feeding cheetahs were interrupted by a spotted hyena and they eventually lost their kill to the marauder, watched by two tawny eagles and a huge flock of fighting and noisy vultures. Hope you like the photos.May 2006
The last ten days of April 06, we spent our Easter holidays in Tanzania, 3 of them at Ndutu lodge, where we visit the Ndutu area on six morning and afternoon safaris.
Apart for some heavy, but short showers, the weather was good, with beautiful lights and wonderful skys. Thanks to that rain, the landscape was fantastic, there was green and water everywhere.
Wildlife was great, after four African safaris, Ndutu has been our best area for predators and we have seen plenty of lions and cheetah (ten diferents in 3 days) and, of course, the marvelous migration, with wildbeest and zebra everywhere.
We had 2 rooms at Ndutu Lodge, they were very nice and we really enjoy the quiet and relax after lunch and dinner.
Ndutu has been one of our top destination in Africa, and we are sure we will come back In the near future.
February 2008: Almost 2 years after my visit to Ndutu I have finally concluded my galleries.
I am sending you the link to my Ndutu gallery, maybe you can add it to my comment so people can visit it.
Dear Aadje: We are pleased to take advantage of the "News and Views" segment of Ndutu's web page. Our second trip to your lodge was for five days in April, 2006. Your accomodations are excellent, the staff courteous and helpful and the food is a good as any we have experienced in thirteen countries in Africa. Some of the attached photos were taken in the close vacinity of the Lodge like the leopard, lion cubs and ground hornbill. Others such as adult lions, cheetah and wildebeest hers were photographed on a day trip out to the kopje area just inside Serengeti Park.
In your latest Newsletter you wrote of seeing four ground hornbills near the lodge. We think they might be the exact four we watched in April.
We visited Ndutu in mid January 06 and had a really great time. I've been on several trips in Africa (South Africa, Botswana, etc.) but the Serengeti, especially the Ndutu area, is unrivalled both in its beauty and its game. We missed the wildebeest migration unfortunately, the big rains arrived just after we had gone back home (Italy for me and the US for my mom Dianne), but despite that our gameviewing was exceptional: in one week we saw 80 lions - 30 cheetahs - 5 leopards just to mention some cat numbers, plus a couple of highlights such as a black rhino with calf at Moru, 12 hyenas harassing 2 lionesses on a kill near Seronera, and a big blond male lion mock charging at us while we were looking at him from behind the restrooms at Naabi gate. It was indeed a great experience and our 6 night stay at Ndutu Lodge was wonderful. Here are a few shots of our encounters.
Will definitely come back soon!
Here are only a few of the many stunning photographs taken during our safari ....
What an incredible safari indeed at the Serengeti and especially at Ndutu area. In addition to the astonishing wildlife and unspoiled ecosystem, it was a impressive learning journey. We are grateful to everyone at Ndutu for making this possible.
The emotions felt whilst on safari are inexpressible. Now it is very difficult for to deal with our nostalgia. Thus, we must return again very soon..
Please feel free to post any of these on Ndutu's website as long as you credit us -- thank you. We had a very nice stay at Ndutu!December 2005
Yet another excellent 8 day safari at a 'dry' Ndutu. The cat photo opportunities were above expectations and I have included a few of my photos as examples. Again many thanks to Paul, Louise and all the staff that made this stay at Ndutu Lodge even more memorable than the previous four.May 2005
Hi Louise Paul and all - wow what a great few days we had at Ndutu. Before we left Canada I went back and read every single newsletter on your web site so I was so excited to finally arrive - what a very special place, we were thrilled to see your resident genets- what a treat - we also were so lucky to come upon a python on a late afternoon drive - he was in the creek and then came out to hunt, our guide said he was just a small one only about 10 feet long.
We also saw a lioness and her 3 cubs on our way out along with 3 striped hyenas which I understand are quite rare - I can't stop thinking of our trip to Tanzania and Kenya - no wonder everyone falls in love with East Africa - We hope to return one day - Visiting Ndutu was one of the highlights - have a great summer, say hi to the Genet family.
With much affection for Ndutu.
Ndutu is one of those places that you try and keep to yourself. However, after 8 days there, you just have to share the secret with those who will appreciate the peace, good food, good company, but above all the opportunity to see African wildlife at its best. Truly one of life's most amazing experiences... Aadje is to be congratulated, along with her staff, on performing near miracles in the African Bush.April 2005