Full day safari opportunities abound as well as longer expeditions to world-famous destinations like Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, or Serengeti. Staff at Machweo Retreat can work with tour operators to arrange safaris and hikes up Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and Ol Doinyo Lengai, East Africa’s only active volcano. Other exciting area activities include balloon safaris over the Serengeti, birdwatching for the area’s over 500 bird species, shopping for locally crafted goods, participating in cultural activities, mountain biking, canoeing, horseback riding, golfing, scuba-diving, and snorkeling. Several sports clubs in the area offer tennis, squash, hockey, and volleyball.
Carefully manicured gardens include numerous fruit trees such as banana, lemon, lime, mango, papaya, passion, and more. Enjoy excellent views of nearby Mount Meru while sunbathing and swimming at the sizeable pool. The hotel’s chef, Axel, who studied in many prestigious culinary school in Europe as well as working in Michelin-star restaurants fuses European and African cuisine together for a delightful gourmet experience. But what is dinner without wine, especially those fine vintages brought up from the hotel’s climate-controlled cellar. Dining takes place either on the patio overlooking the lush gardens or in the fine dining room. The Machweo Wellness Retreat offers the finest spa & wellness facilities including steam bath, sauna, and a variety of massages. For a more holistic approach to wellness, the hotel also hosts yoga classes for both couples and individuals, as well as weekly yoga mornings on Saturdays.