My favorite stopover from Dar to Chunya is the Old Farm House. Just off the A 104 is this most amazing highland setting. As a business visitor I rate the location as excellent as my midway stop. Travelers not on the western route might not agree, but it is on the way to Ruaha National Park.
I stay in the Campsite Cottages. My Highlight during Winter (and Summer) is the log fire that warms the sitting area and makes for a great night sleep. Fabulous bed and great shower.
Tranquil walks on the trails gives a fine break from driving. The dining is always an experience. Iringa is famous for good quality meat. I normally request a vegetarian meal and with tasty result.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Farm House specializes in accommodation from bush camping (1 site 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