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Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

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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.

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#2 of 108 hotels in Arusha
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Jen S wrote a review Jun 2022
Stamford, Connecticut3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed at the Ngare Sero hotel for longer than anticipated on our trip due to a change of itinerary, however, I am so happy we did! The hotel is beautiful and in a calm and peaceful location. The staff are incredibly kind and helpful and were lovely to speak with - giving us insights into the Tanzanian culture. I cannot review the hotel without mentioning the food. All meals were simply amazing. The kitchen served us many local dishes ( with optional spiciness) and every meal was delicious. I loved learning about the food when I spokes with the waiters who explained everything. The food was so good that I was devastated to leave. I would highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try the sauces they put on the table at meals!
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Nikhil_Advani wrote a review Apr 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia511 contributions182 helpful votes
What a gem of a hotel. The grounds are lovely, by a river, with the resident dogs and horses roaming freely. Food was very good. The service was excellent, and they were very accommodating for a late check out request. Wish I could have stayed here for more than one night.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Antonia wrote a review Apr 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful and stunning Lodge! We stayed there in january and enjoyed the very green lovely created parc. The food definetely deserves 5 stars! We always could choose between different courses and the food was local and fresh and cooked with lots of love. The Swimmingpool was amazing with monkeys in the trees closeby. You can also play cricket and have good internet access. We did a tour to Arusha NP. All in all: very recommendable!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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N K Opare wrote a review Mar 2022
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The best vegan pizza I’ve ever had that I didn’t make myself. Absolutely scrumptious. And the service was great to boot. Make sure you have dinner reservations since I’m told they don’t eefire up the pizza oven every night. The tomato sauce was well spiced and nuanced. Far cry from typical Tanzanian pizza sauce. Also they actually put enough toppings on it to make it savory. Five star pizza. The salad was also tip top. Ngare Sero Lodge vegan pizza is now my number one culinary destination in Arusha. I could get addicted.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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rowemiller83 wrote a review Jan 2022
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
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Ines G wrote a review Jan 2022
Berlin, Germany8 contributions7 helpful votes
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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 Jan 2022
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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
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Response from Katya Ryabina Leach, Owner at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
Responded 4 Jan 2022
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, Germany126 contributions12 helpful votes
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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
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Claire L wrote a review Dec 2021
12 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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EmGuarino wrote a review Sep 2021
Houston, Texas22 contributions23 helpful votes
Very pretty setting, and unique property. My sister and I enjoyed walking the outer loop and seeing monkeys, colorful birds and the horses. This was maybe the warmest of the pools we experienced in Tanzania, but still extremely chilly. Had an amazing massage in the spa tent. Highly recommend the massage. Dinner was excellent and there is a nice selection of beer and wine. Great gift shop with pretty jewelry and some of the most reasonable prices we saw on this trip. While I appreciate the private dining spots, I did not care for the one they chose for us right by the water. Lots of steps, dusty and bugs, Not a comfortable breakfast spot and so far removed. I would also prefer to just order a plate of food over the buffet of items put out on the table. I appreciate the effort, but that part was a fail for both of us. All in all, a really pretty place though.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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$312 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Kilitanzania Pride Tours and Safaris (7.9 km), Cultural Arts Centre (1.3 km), and Makini Swing Adventures Park & Camp (6.9 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.