Before a safari, I always stay here to recharge after a long haul flight. I highly recommend it to my clients too. Its a little off the beaten track as you drive away from the main road between JRO and Arusha. Then you cross a little wooden foot bridge, walk the stone steps and then see the main lodge building and cottages. It is incredibly peaceful, rich with songbirds and even colubus monkeys. It has a great 'getaway from it all' ambience. The rooms don't have air con as this is quite a 'green' lodge. The food is good, but no menu. Meals usually consist of a small buffet with local currys/stews. Breakfast is the usual cereal, fruit, toast mix with fresh eggs to order. The service is always friendly and impeccable. Can't wait to to be sitting on the veranda and sipping a cold Killi again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa. The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century and it is one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha.It offers only 10 garden rooms, 2 main house suites and pool cottage with 2 bedrooms, and provides personal service for its residents since 1974. Here you can spend the days amid nature, watching the changing colors of the Kilimanjaro glaciers while sipping drinks on the verandah or hiking in the forest inhabited by colobus and Sykes monkeys as well as hundreds of small animal and bird species. The Lodge is located only 30 minutes away from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town center and it is a perfect base while on safari in the northern circuit Tanzania. ... more less