Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary

Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary: Our full report

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Good (80%) From 2 reviews
All year

Beside the turning to Arusha National Park, and immediately opposite Rivertrees, Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary has been welcoming visitors since 1959 to fund its animal rescue and rehabilitation scheme. Among verdant lawns and mature trees, there are 17 en-suite bedrooms located in a collection of simple painted buildings and a few varnished log cabins. Though they are all individual in style, each features wrought iron beds, white linen, natural mats and tasteful touches. Each room has its own small veranda, but meals and fireside night-caps take place in the long-established main house.

The Sanctuary allows for close up viewing of plains game, such as eland and zebra, and also water birds - especially at the daily afternoon feeding, when saddle-billed storks, yellow-billed storks and egrets among others abound. Terrific sightings of habituated blue monkeys and striking black and white colobus are virtually guaranteed from your room. Up-close animal experiences make this an especially good place for families to begin or end their safari; but the welcome shade of the terrace's mango trees is equally attractive to those simply looking to sit and chill.


Location: Arusha, Tanzania


Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: Low Risk