With such a beautiful and diverse group of habitats and animals on their doorstep, the lodge has many exciting activities to choose from. Custom-designed safaris with expert guides take in the wildlife around Arusha National Park and Mt. Meru. It’s the perfect spot to view large animals including giraffe, hippo, buffalo, elephant, as well as water buck, reed buck, bush buck, red duiker, and suni antelope. For a more adventurous expedition, expert rangers led three-day hikes up Mt. Meru through banana and coffee plantations and around the crater floor. Cultural tours visit the local Wameru tribe villages and their homes, schools, and orphanage. A two-hour coffee farm tour even comes with a hot cup of freshly pressed coffee. With fifty acres of lush gardens, forests, and lake nearby, guests can enjoy a nature walk, mountain biking, or bird watching. The lake provides trout fishing and boating opportunities. Plus, there’s always horse riding and croquet for more fun.
The main house built in 1905 has long, cool verandas for unwinding and taking in the natural beauty of the mountain landscape as well as the monkeys. A fireplace tempts guests to relax in the living room. Delicious meals made from hand-picked, organic produce from the gardens and fresh-caught fish can be enjoyed in either the outside dining room, a tented dining area, or the romantic lake pavilion. A bar, garden spa, and swimming pool also add to a delightful stay here.