Set in tranquil surroundings, this historic lodge sits between the Usa River and a wildlife sanctuary which is home to zebra, ostrich and the elusive Colobus monkey. It is the perfect place to start (or end) your safari giving you time to rest and relax before you set off.
The Mount Meru Game Lodge is equidistant from the city of Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) - each an easy 30 minute drive on good roads. Arusha holds the door to numerous world famous national parks and mountains, including the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The lodge provides an excellent starting point for a tour of Tanzania in a friendly and comfortable lodge.
The Lodge features 15 guestrooms, including 2 suites, which seamlessly blend understated elegance with contemporary style. The two suites lie generously situated in the garden overlooking the sanctuary. Each with a cozy bedroom and open living area, complete with fireplace and a garden gazebo.
The main building was built in the 1950s and over the years the building has grown in size to include a reception area, lounge, bar, office and dining room. The mature gardens provide an ideal setting for outside dining, with colobus monkeys frolicking in the trees and the blue monkeys lingering around waiting for the opportunity to steal whatever is left on the tables. The lodge has just opened a swimming pool, an outside restaurant area and a coffee shop.
Coffee tours can be arranged to a collection of 20 or so small holder Coffee farmers who are located close by the lodge on the slopes of Mount Meru. These farmers produce anywhere between 100 kilos and 3,000 kilos of Coffee per year, all of which is washed and dried on the farms and then processed in Arusha. These tours allow you to witness this process first hand as well as to buy some Coffee to take home with you.
The Lodge also offers unique ‘Cultural and Educational’ walks into Usa River, a small township of approximately 20,000 inhabitants located a few minutes on foot from the property. These walks provide a unique insight to our guests, without the nuisance factor of hawkers, on what authentic life for Tanzanians really entails. They are guided by our own staff, are offered free of charge to guests.
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