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Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Nshupu Village Meru District, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 104 hotels in Arusha
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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. The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century and it is one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha.It offers only 10 garden rooms, 2 main house suites and pool cottage with 2 bedrooms, and provides personal service for its residents since 1974. Here you can spend the days amid nature, watching the changing colors of the Kilimanjaro glaciers while sipping drinks on the verandah or hiking in the forest inhabited by colobus and Sykes monkeys as well as hundreds of small animal and bird species. The Lodge is located only 30 minutes away from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town center and it is a perfect base while on safari in the northern circuit Tanzania.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
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rowemiller83 wrote a review 14 Jan
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
Close to Arusha, peaceful, packed with interesting history, well maintained, excellent service, delicious food and drink. I'd strongly recommend it to all friends.Great for relaxing forest walks and poolside rest. There are enchanting spaces for sitting and enjoying the forest and lake hidden all over the property. We saw monkeys and tons of birds.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Ines G wrote a review 9 Jan
Berlin, Germany8 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful experience, beautiful garden and things to explore nearby. Nicely decorated room, great room. Lots of Attention to small details, very good service. They have a lake and horses. Did a nice 1 h nature walk in the area. Great base before/after safari and for exploring Arusha NP.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Meals a bit pricy
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Vanessa M wrote a review 2 Jan
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My stay here was one of the best I have had in 2021... I needed an escape and you guys gave me more than I could ask for. The staff is soo lovely, kind and sweet.. Above all they are pro photographers 😊😄 Definitely bringing my family next.. Thank you for having me. Regards to Allan and Irene for great service during my dinning times.. very accommodating. AND super thanks to the Boat Ride guy, great person to talk to and great photos he provided.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Katya Ryabina Leach, Owner at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing us for your holidays and for taking time for this review. We look forward to hosting your family and friends in 2022! Karibuni tena!
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sija2001 wrote a review Dec 2021
Hesse, Germany113 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent our first night here as the start of our safari trip. It is a great retreat in the green, but close by Arusha, where you can walk a little and even have a small boat tour. The whole property will be cared with love and there are many places you can relax. Even our meals we have enjoyed at different terrasses and places. The staff is very friendly. All meals were tasty and opulent. Also our room was nice decorated and comfortable. We felt very well. It is a place where I could imagine also to stay longer than one night.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Claire L wrote a review Dec 2021
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent! We stayed for 3 nights. Lovely spacious cottage with very comfortable bed and private veranda. Wholesome and generous meals with lots of vegetarian options. Gorgeous gardens and lake views. Very friendly staff. Recommended
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We spent a day just relaxing- there's a lovely pool.
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USD 257 - USD 504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cultural Arts Centre (1.3 km) and Instyle Africa Safaris (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rivertrees Restaurant, Christina House, and Tony's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.