By Peter Muiruri
Perfectly located between Arusha town and Kilimanjaro International Airport, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge offers unique vistas to honeymooners willing to combine five-star comforts with idyllic country life.
Set on140 acres of a lush coffee plantation that incorporates a 9-hole golf course, Ngurdoto’s serenity is further enhanced by the crystal clear waters of a small stream emanating from the nearby Mount Meru and that cuts through the main reception area. Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge offers enchanting views of both Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.
Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge offers enchanting views of both Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.
Like other hospitality establishments around Arusha, Ngurdoto Lodge has been deliberately designed to take full advantage of the enchanting views of both Mount Meru and its "big brother", Kilimanjaro.
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Honeymooners here have the choice of either staying in the regular en suite hotel room and have quick access to the central swimming pool and other hotel amenities or the complete privacy of nearby bandas intricately interwoven with the surrounding foliage.
Since a honeymoon is considered the most memorable holiday a couple may have to make, why not treat yourself in one of the exclusive presidential villas at Ngurdoto and enjoy a honeymoon fit for a king? Each villa consists of a spacious living room with cozy leather seats and an adjoining dining area while beautiful African art adorns the walls.
For those looking for a quiet holiday, taking a walk around the golf course while listening to the tweets of the many resident birds will more than invigorate the weary. The tree lined walkways leading to the hotel’s verdant gardens provide an ample opportunity to take in the unadulterated countryside air.
Extroverts too can have plenty to do in and around Ngurdoto. Since the lodge is set in the midst of a rich agricultural community, a visit to the nearby Wameru villages, markets and farms will provide some insight into the local way of life and break the monotony of the indoors. Nearby too is Arusha National Park that provides a variety of animals and is also a hiker’s paradise.
By all means, a holiday in Ngurdoto is worth your penny.