Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Ngare Sero Lodge is located around 20km to the east of the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania. Set in a superb rural location on the forested lower slopes of Mount Meru, this historic farmhouse was once home to the Von Trappe family of The Sound of Music fame.
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge Highlights
Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa. Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is an old german colonial farmhouse in the foothills above Usa River. A stunning location, beautifully kept gardens, a dreamy lake and a great view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Cold water springs rising in the forest feed a crystal clear lake home to many kinds of frogs, fresh water crabs and fish including barbel, sword-tails and trout. You will have the opportunity to try your hand at still water fly-fishing for specimen rainbow trout.
- Embark on a gentle hike in the forest, inhabited by colobus and Sykes monkeys, as well as hundreds of small animal and bird species.
- Enjoy a tranquil cruise on our private lake in our home built punt, which can seat up to 8 people.
- After a long safari or the Kilimanjaro climb, take private or group yoga classes by the lake under the forest canopy surrounded by sounds of nature.
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Arusha National Park offers scenic landscapes and diverse fauna and flora. The lush park is characterised by waterfalls and lakes, steep cliffs and gorges, swamps and waterholes, providing the ideal habitat for wildlife. Here guests can enjoy Africa at its best and experienced guides will accompany guests on walking safaris, canoeing trips on the lakes or exciting game drives. Arusha National Park has the highest giraffe population density in Africa. It is home to groups of forest elephant, many buffalo, water and bushbucks, duikers and dik diks. Spotted hyenas, leopards and civet cats are some of the predator inhabitants. A major attraction is the large number in primates; especially the Black and White Colobus and the shining Blue- or Sykes Monkeys, which are very likely to be seen on a game drive or a walk in the park.
Of over 500 species of birds that occur in the Arusha area over 200 can be observed around Ngare Sero forest, lake and beautiful gardens. Our bird list includes 16 species of herons, fish eagles, hornbills and many others.
Hatari Lodge is situated on the border of Arusha National Park overlooking the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. It is a 90 mniute transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport making it an alternative overnight destination on the night of arrival in Tanzania.
Complete Tanzania Explorer
Spend 49 nights discovering Tanzania. A complete and extensive itinerary, this package will allow you to immerse yourself in Tanzania and its people. Explore Kilimanjaro, track chimpanzee, enjoy game drives, visit beaches and the famous Serengeti.
Machweo Retreat is the sister to award winning Onsea House. Machweo is a wellness retreat & fine dining accommodation which perches on the green ridges of Mount Meru. The retreat is owned by two cousins, Dirk and Axel Janssens, who are originally from Belgium.