Immersed in scenic tranquility, the Mount Meru Game Lodge lies gracefully between the Usa River and its cherished sanctuary. Witness the marvel of nature with the sanctuary’s rich biodiversity, from water buffalo and vibrant birdlife to the enchanting Colobus monkey. Just a 30-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), the lodge is your perfect gateway to an unforgettable Tanzanian safari.
Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary: A Blend of History, Nature, and Luxury
Established in 1959 by Dr. Von Nagy, what began as a cherished family home soon evolved into a sanctuary of wildlife passion. The main edifice, tracing back to the 1930s, stands testament to the region’s rich coffee plantation history on Mount Meru’s southern terrains. Dr. Von Nagy’s fervor for wildlife conservation led to the inception of the Mount Meru Wildlife Reserve, now part of the famed Arusha National Park, and the formation of the Wildlife College — a hub for nurturing wildlife enthusiasts. This sanctuary didn’t just serve as a refuge for animals but also as a training ground for budding conservationists. As Dr. Von Nagy’s home became a magnet for global travelers, rooms were added, birthing one of northern Tanzania’s most iconic lodges.
Maintaining its historical essence while infusing modern comforts, the lodge stands as a testament to Tanzanian hospitality and heritage. Its rich legacy boasts visits from esteemed presidents and European royalty, affirming its distinguished status.
Post Dr. Von Nagy’s retirement in the 1980s, while the orphanage ceased its intake, the Mount Meru Game Lodge remained a beacon of wildlife conservation. Still stewarded by the Von Nagy lineage, they invite you to partake in a timeless experience, ensuring your stay in Arusha is nothing short of extraordinary.
Check out more about Mount Meru Game Lodge by visiting the lodge’s official website.
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The rooms at Mount Meru Game Lodge carry a rich legacy, with the oldest room, crafted in 1961, standing as one of Tanzania’s longest-standing hotel accommodations. While preserving their authentic charm, these rooms have been updated to cater to the modern traveler’s desires.
Historic Charm Meets Modern Comfort at Mount Meru Game Lodge
Mount Meru Game Lodge boasts 17 elegantly designed guestrooms. The selection encompasses 13 double rooms, 2 single rooms, an interconnected family room, and a spacious single unit suitable for families or as a triple room. For utmost comfort, the double beds are designed to be a generous 7 feet long by 6 feet wide, often referred to as ‘super king’ size. The single beds, measuring 7 feet long by 4 feet wide, ensure ample space for a rejuvenating sleep. Experience a blend of history and luxury during your stay at this iconic lodge.