I would recommend this lodge to anyone going to Arusha. It's truly and oasis at the foothills of the mountains. The owners, Tim and Katya, are wonderful and kind people! They and their staff were so willing to help on everything! The lodge rooms (I stayed in #8 and #2) are comfortable and beautiful, all custom-made furniture. They have lovely horses on their property which I took for a ride around the mountain. It's clear this lodge has invested a lot into building good relationships with the community. Please do stay here if you ever get the chance.
- 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