Luxury accommodation close to Arusha Town and Arusha National Park
Set in 40 acres of charming and extensive tropical grounds, the friendly and welcoming Moivaro Lodge offers the best of all worlds; immediate access to Arusha and the northern Tanzania safari circuit, sweeping views of Mount Meru and calm vistas over coffee plantations.
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
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 Moivaro 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 Moivaro Lodge
This luxury lodge can be visited at any time of year.
Accommodation: Luxury safari lodge
Accommodation at Moivaro Lodge is provided in pretty thatched garden cottages, each with its own veranda overlooking the gardens, There are 40 double (or triple) rooms and 2 single rooms. Each cottage has a large bedroom plus a neat lounge with fireplace and desk. The en-suite bathrooms offer bath and separate shower. All rooms offer room service and have mosquito nets and ceiling fans.
Dining and bars at this luxury safari lodge
The charming Moivaro Lodge restaurant and bar has its own outside terrace and features both local and international dishes with home-grown vegetables. The Moivaro 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
The Moivaro Lodge offers seven conference rooms (up to 70 delegates), full business (internet) and AV support. It also offers an exceptionally stylish, spacious and elegant setting for weddings - and a number of attractive packages are offered.
Weddings and honeymoons at Moivaro Lodge
Moivaro Lodge makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
Child-friendly facilities at Moivaro Lodge
Moivaro Lodge welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds. There is also a children's playground and visits to local schools can be arranged.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
Facilities at Moivaro Lodge include a swimming-pool, children's play ground, 2 km nature trail/jogging circuit, massage room and extensive bird-watching. The lodge also offers tours of the local village, visits to the local banana brewery and coffee farms, visits to the local school and a series of walks in the surrounding hills. The extensive grounds also invite walks and relaxation amid the coffee.
Tanzania luxury lodge safari experiences in and around Arusha
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Moivaro 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. Moivaro Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
Moivaro Lodge - Arusha • Tanzania Luxury Safari Lodges & City Hotels
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