Fodor's Expert Review Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Off A23, east of Arusha, Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania Fodor's Choice

Hidden in a old farmhouse on the outskirts of a forest area, you'll find this mountain lodge where you can really get away from it all. The converted cottages, with handmade furniture and public lounging areas that invite you to stay for days, are a peaceful retreat.The property dates back to 1905, and the family of Tim and Katya who now run the lodge, have created a warm, intimate space with impeccible service. It might be out of the way, but there are numerous activities provided by the lodge—trout fishing, boating in a pristine lake where you can spot some 200 different bird species, nature walks, horse riding, village tours, and outside dining areas nestled between lush lawns and jungle growth. This well-kept Arusha secret is a place you'll want to spend more than just a day pre- or postsafari.

PROS

  • spectacular scenery with an exquisite lake and multiple activities
  • a quiet retreat and great place to unwind after a safari

CONS

  • rooms don’t receive much natural light in them
  • far from town but for some that is a worthwhile aspect

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
FamilyHistorical
Intimate
Countryside
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: +255-73–297–8931

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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