Full day safari opportunities abound as well as longer expeditions to world-famous destinations like Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, or Serengeti. Staff at Onsea House 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.
Exuding colonial splendor, the reception areas and guestrooms welcome adventurers from far and near. Both indoor and outdoor dining options abound at Onsea House, whether on the veranda or in the breakfast room. Carefully manicured gardens include numerous fruit trees such as banana, lemon, lime, mango, papaya, passion, and more. A welcoming reception bar offers refreshing drinks, and the private entertainment lounge on the ground floor serves local beers, Belgian beers, and cocktails for guests as they relax and enjoy a game of pool. The inn’s refreshing pool has excellent views of Mt. Meru.