Luxury accommodation close to Arusha Town and Arusha National Park
The impressive new 139-room tourist village known as Ngurdoto Lodge stands on a verdant 140-acre coffee plantation alongside the road between Usa River and Arusha National Park. It is affiliated to the Impala Hotel in downtown Arusha and has some of the best facilities of any lodge or hotel in the Arusha Area.
Offering spacious grounds and gardens, natural streams and water features, and wonderful views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Ngurdoto Lodge also offers a 9-hole golf course, a fully-equipped gym, health club, 2 tennis courts, badminton court, swimming pool,600-seat conference centre, 24-hr internet access, 2 restaurants and 2 bars.
The Town of Arusha
One of Tanzania's most developed and fastest growing towns, the bustling ‘Safari Town' of Arusha is a hive of arrival and departure activity as countless 4WD safari vehicles load up with provisions and set off with their passengers into the endless, game-teeming plains of the National Parks. Established in 1900 as a minor German military garrison, Arusha lies halfway between the Cape and Cairo and was once a major trading post for the local Waarusha and Wameru tribes. Nowadays it is not only the country's most active tourism centre but also an important regional business and administrative centre and host to a colourful array of street markets, museums, craft shops, Makonde carving workshops, street cafes, restaurants and bars.
Arusha National Park
The smallest yet one of the most beguiling of Tanzania's National Parks, the 137-sq-km Arusha National Park offers an unrivalled diversity of safari experiences due to the three distinct ecological zones of its composition. Activities range from a trek up the forested slopes of a fifteen million years old extinct volcano called Ngurdoto Crater, the discovery of the seven alkaline and flamingo-frosted Momela Lakes, which are the haunt of some 380 species of water birds, or an ascent to the misted heights of Mount Meru. At 4,566m above sea level Mount Meru is the 5th highest mountain in Africa and offers one of the continent's most rewarding climbs. Once as high as Kilimanjaro, a cataclysmic explosion two hundred and fifty thousand years ago blew out the entire eastern side of the Mountain, leaving only a vast crater and ash cone in its wake.
The safari lodge location
Ngurdoto Lodge is 27 km from Arush and 3 km off the Moshi-Arusha Road.
Arusha is connected by daily internal flights with Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mwanza. There are several flights weekly to the Seronera airstrip in Serengeti National Park, Musoma and Shinyanga. There are also frequent flights to Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Several international airlines have flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), which is half way between Arusha and Moshi whilst a number of internal flights use Arusha Airport (about 8km out of town).
Your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The Tanzanian Coffee Industry
Despite the fact that coffee was not planted in Tanzania until the turn of the 20th century, when it was imported by the Jesuit missionaries of Reunion Island, Tanzania is now world famous for the excellence of its coffee, most particularly the luxury Coffea arabica grown on the slopes of Mount Meru and around the Arusha region. This distinctively flavoured coffee provides the foundation for some of the finest blends of coffee in the world and accounts for 75% of Tanzania's coffee exports.
Wildlife highlights around the Ngurdoto Lodge - Arusha:
Fauna in Arusha national park includes: black and white colobus monkey, leopard, zebra, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, buffalo, hyena, warthog, baboon, elephant and hippo.
When to visit Ngurdoto Lodge
This luxury lodge can be visited at any time of year.
Accommodation: Luxury safari lodge
The Ngurdoto Lodge offers 139 rooms: 60 rooms in double storey thatched rondavel buildings, 72 rooms in the main building and 7 suites; all en-suite with king size bed, fireplace and balcony. All Ngurdoto Lodge rooms offer direct dial telephone, mini bars, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, safe). Some rooms have disabled access, most have baths and jacuzzis.
Dining and bars at this luxury safari lodge
Ngurdoto Lodge's main restaurant is situated on the ground floor overlooking the swimming pool. Airy and spacious with large glass windows, it enjoys an uninterrupted view of both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru.
This restaurant located on the second floor has a magnificent view of both the mountains as well, and the lush vegetation as a backdrop giving it a picturesque effect. The lodge also offers a BBQ ranch and a coffee shop.
The Ngurdoto Lodge menu will typically include a wide selection of East Africa, Tanzania and traditional safari choices as well as numerous international choices.
Conferences and events at the luxury safari lodge
Ngurdoto Lodge offers a selection of conference facilities as follows:
• Victoria Conference Room: Accommodates up to 600 people and has simultaneous translating facilities
• Meru Conference Room: Accommodates up to 400 people
• Maasai Board Room: Accommodates up to 40 people and is ideal for small seminars and meetings
• Business Center: with the internet cafe and offers secretarial facilities.
Special Events; Weddings, Outdoor catering, Theme lunches and dinners, Bush breakfasts, and lunches, Traditional dances, Live entertainment.
Weddings and honeymoons at Ngurdoto Lodge
Ngurdoto Lodge makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
Child-friendly facilities at Ngurdoto Lodge
Ngurdoto Lodge welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds. The lodge also offers a children's play area and toddlers' pool.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The Ngurdoto Lodge offers an 18-hole golf course, a fully-equiped gym, health club, 2 tennis courts, badminton court, swimming pool, 600-seat conference centre, 24-hr internet access, 2 restaurants and 2 bars.
Tanzania luxury lodge safari experiences in and around Arusha
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Ngurdoto Lodge include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the lodge safari campfire and guided safari walks in Arusha National Park. Ngurdoto Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
Ngurdoto Lodge - Arusha • Tanzania Luxury Safari Lodges & City Hotels
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