Dhillon

Name ID 138

See also

Fosbrooke, Henry Ngorongoro: The Eighth Wonder
Page Number: 195
Extract Date: 1952, Aug

the park authorities moved in

In was more than a year later [after the National Parks ordinance was brought into effect] that the park authorities moved in. Major Hewlett, the first park warden built the house which was later converted into the Forest Resort (Dhillon's Lodge).

Extract ID: 327

See also

Fosbrooke, Henry Ngorongoro: The Eighth Wonder
Page Number: 206b
Extract Date: 1963

residences of the senior officers were

By historical accident the residences of the senior officers were scattered over a distance of 17 miles along the rim:

The Assistant Conservator (Game) living in what is now Forest Resort (Dhillon's Lodge), and

The Assistant Conservator (Forests) having his dwelling and his nurseries at the Old Boma, now Kimba Lodge.

I had 'inherited' two permanent houses and a permanent office built for the Authority by the P.W.D. on the present headquarters site. ... Appreciating the fact that permanent building were undesirable near the road, I permitted no more in that vicinity, concentrating on timber structures which could be salvaged when replaced by other buildings on a new site

Extract ID: 708

See also

Fosbrooke, Henry Ngorongoro: The Eighth Wonder
Page Number: 213b
Extract Date: 1963 Jul

The Lodge was opened on a do-it-yourself basis

'A.B.' Fletcher from the United States provided the drive and energy to get the new buildings up, whilst 'Ben' Benbow, an experienced British hotelier, brought in the know-how which got the catering off to such a good start. Though this team failed to survive, they laid such good foundations that by 1967 the 105 bed Lodge provided 20,724 bed nights accommodation in a single year.

Further accommodation added ... was the Forest Lodge or Dhillon's Lodge, so named after the energetic and charming Sikh couple who were the first concessionaires, and the Youth Hostel to accommodate educational parties, with an annex to cater for hitch-hikers.

Extract ID: 725
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