Mount Meru Game Lodge and Sanctuary is nestled between the peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is located within 33 acres of mature, well manicured gardens bounded on one side by the tranquil waters of the Usa River and on the other by the Animal Sanctuary where the resident animals and birds live out their lives in peace.
The sanctuary was founded to offer refuge to orphaned and injured animals and to prepare them for their return to the wild. The main emphasis of the game sanctuary is to provide safe haven to African plain animals and birds.
These include eland, ostriches, waterbuck, zebra, buffalo and of course the enormous variety of birdlife who come to feed, breed and enjoy the unique freedom offered by the very safe environment. The majority of the animals were once either orphaned or badly injured and were brought to the sanctuary for rehabilitation. Since the sanctuary is supported entirely by the Mount Meru Game Lodge, visitors play a very important role in helping these animals.
The many carefully planned facilities available at the lodge combine to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience of Africa at its very best. The terrace, shaded by enormous old mango trees, enjoys magnificent views over mature, carefully tended gardens to the sanctuary beyond. The lounge, with its enormous picture windows and comfortable furniture, provides for complete relaxation in intimate surroundings. The bar is well stocked with a wide selection of spirits, beers and minerals.
These are complemented by a carefully selected collection of fine wines. The fine dining room is the perfect setting for a relaxing meal. The gazebo with its own private terrace provides the perfect venue for both formal as well as informal events. Perhaps the most popular of these are the sumptuous traditional english roast lunch buffets which are served on SunDays.
Accomodation at Mount Meru Lodge comprises 17 double or twin en-suite bedrooms, individual in design and character. All rooms have a veranda with comfortable chairs where guests may sit during the late afternoons enjoying the peace of the surroundings, soaking up the unique atmosphere of the lodge and watching the animal and birdlife. Single, queen and king size four-poster, wrought iron beds with fitted mosquito nets, continental quilts (sheets and blankets are available on request), large and small pillows for reading and sleeping and much more.
Aside from the more usual excursions, Mount Meru Loge offers you the possibility of visiting the area immediately surrounding the lodge. These walks include cultural and educational visits to local villages and farms as well as sightseeing tours to some of the natural forests and scenic spots in the area. Walks are offered free of any charge to guests of the lodge.
Mount Meru Game Lodge has joined forces with ‘Redds Hair Design And Beauty Treatments’ of Arusha to offer guests a range of treatments during their stay. You can enjoy massages (Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, cellulite and Thai), manicures & pedicures, threading and waxing, as well as hair cuts, colouring and styling, all in the comfort of the lodge.