Mt Meru game lodge and sanctuary is a hidden secrete in USA river Tanzania. Harry, Kim and all the staff go the extra mile for you and the Lodge is beautiful. It still holds so much history from the original owner and is the most peaceful and tranquil place in USA river. I spent three days here and struggled to leave as its so lovely. The animals they have are just the icing on the cake- wildebeest and zonkeys as well as the resident monkeys/colobus. I cannot wait to stay here again and I was that impressed with the whole experience that I have booked my parents to stay here in February.
Our visit to the lodge exceeded our expectations. It was beautiful!!! Every part of our experience was wonderful. This is a unique and special place. There are many lodges and places to stay in the area and no place is like this. The family history and the way the lodge has modernized yet kept its old traditional feel is remarkable. There is no other like it! Watching buffalo and zebra while while eating breakfast!!! What a treat! From first arriving at reception, to our rooms, the food, and the animals, it was all around wonderful. The staff were amazing!!! They were kind, helpful, knowledgeable, sweet and fun. They were all wonderful english speakers and made us feel welcome and safe from the moment we arrived. The Mount Meru Game Lodge is a gem! Thank you Zummi and all who make it possible!…
We enjoyed this lodge very much and booked again to come back towards the end of our trip as it was such a great place. Friendly and professional, clean, excellent service, good value for money. The beautiful old trees and the animals are a joy to be surrounded by. You can relax at the swimming pool, the patios or at your own veranda. It is a retreat from the busy areas around Arusha and Moshi, yet close enough to visit their center when necessary. It feels very safe and well taken care of. They make sure you find a car for transport to Arusha, Moshi or any other day trips you want to make- they really take good care of their customers. I will return for sure on my next trips and recommend it to those who appreciate a lush tropical place to relax.
Being a vegan traveler in this part of the world is never easy. My emailed question regarding vegan meals was never answered. Very limited options for food. Pool was nice if basic. The water pool with a few animals was different. Rooms and amenities were clean.
This was our 3rd trip to Tanzania and we start and end our trip at the Mt Meru Game Lodge each time. It is.conveniently located between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha, set back off the road to feel like you are in a lush garden. We have always been impressed with the warm welcome by the staff and special attention from staff throughout our stay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The property grounds are beautiful. We love the history of the lodge and the serenity the location provides. The evening campfire, the morning coffee watching the nearby animals are an added benefit to our stay. Highly recommend it. Pam USA