The Old Farm House, Kisolanza Farm is situated just off the main Mbeya / Iringa Road, 60km south of Iringa, placing it right in the middle of the country, midway between Mbeya and Dar es Salaam / Zambian & Malawi borders.
This old colonial farmstead offers it all, luxury chalets, stable rooms, wooden cabins and camping sites, the service is outstanding an the food the best I've yet had anywhere in Tanzania.
Having done a very long drive from Sumbawanga, we found this oasis that truly knocked our socks off and were very loath to have to leave the next morning but with flights to catch, had no choice, this would certainly rate as one of my very best experiences in Tanzania and definately on my to do list on any subsequent visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Farm House specializes in accommodation from bush camping (1 sire for Overland Trucks and a separate site for Private Vehicles) to luxury, with a variety of cozy and clean accommodation in between.Kisolanza is a working farm with cattle, sheep, vegetables, tobacco and flowers. You are free to explore the farm. Place an order for beef, lamb, eggs and fresh vegetables for your onward journey.The Ghaui Family has lived in East Africa for over a hundred years, and are happy to share their knowledge of the area with you.Our Restaurant incorporates the ruins of an old mud building and is famous for it's authentic atmosphere and for the menu of fresh farm produce and garden herbs. The Old Farm House, Kisolanza, is the perfect gateway to your stay in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. We are a days drive from Dar Es Salaam, the borders of Zambia and Malawi, Arusha and about 3 hours from Ruaha National Park. ... more less