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Tanzania

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

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Situated amidst lush gardens and forest on the majestic slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is an intimate and charming safari lodge.

Once a colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century, and one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha, the lodge has been converted into ten garden rooms, two main house suites, and pool cottage with two bedrooms. The garden rooms are tucked within peaceful gardens with private verandas overlooking the bougainvillea and jacaranda trees. Eight rooms offer a king-size Zanzibar bed and while the other two have twin beds. Decorated in native fabrics and hand-made furniture, the rooms feature an attached bathroom with a bathtub and dressing room. The main cottage comes with two bedrooms for up to five people and also includes a kitchen, dining room, and living room as well as a porch and balcony with stunning views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Perfect for a family, the pool cottage comes with two single beds and a small living room.

The German farmhouse of Ngare Sero was initially built as a kind of defensible homestead by its pioneer owner August Leue where he farmed coffee and rubber on the fertile slopes of Mount Meru. After being occupied by the British during WWI, the farmhouse passed to Captain Rydon who damned the river and planted the jacaranda trees. Mike Leach converted the house in 1974 to a tourist lodge. Now it’s a premier destination for people visiting Northern Tanzania. Arusha National Park and Mount Meru are just minutes away and host a wide array of diverse habitats from grassland through montane forest to heath and alpine desert as well as both soda and fresh water lakes.

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.

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Tanzania

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Situated amidst lush gardens and forest on the majestic slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is an intimate and charming safari lodge.

Once a colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century, and one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha, the lodge has been converted into ten garden rooms, two main house suites, and pool cottage with two bedrooms. The garden rooms are tucked within peaceful gardens with private verandas overlooking the bougainvillea and jacaranda trees. Eight rooms offer a king-size Zanzibar bed and while the other two have twin beds. Decorated in native fabrics and hand-made furniture, the rooms feature an attached bathroom with a bathtub and dressing room. The main cottage comes with two bedrooms for up to five people and also includes a kitchen, dining room, and living room as well as a porch and balcony with stunning views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Perfect for a family, the pool cottage comes with two single beds and a small living room.

The German farmhouse of Ngare Sero was initially built as a kind of defensible homestead by its pioneer owner August Leue where he farmed coffee and rubber on the fertile slopes of Mount Meru. After being occupied by the British during WWI, the farmhouse passed to Captain Rydon who damned the river and planted the jacaranda trees. Mike Leach converted the house in 1974 to a tourist lodge. Now it’s a premier destination for people visiting Northern Tanzania. Arusha National Park and Mount Meru are just minutes away and host a wide array of diverse habitats from grassland through montane forest to heath and alpine desert as well as both soda and fresh water lakes.

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.

Coming soon!

Safari Camps
Points of Interest
Hotels & Resorts
Journeys

Coming soon!