Excursions

Olpopongi Maasai Village

Shortly before the Kenyian border, between Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro, we reach the wide, open Maasai land. Cattle still play a dominating role in the life of these tall, Nilotic-speaking, semi-pastoral people who wear red, chequered garments (shuka). With a Maasai guide, you will encounter the savannah, learn about medicinal herbal plants, and receive an introduction into their lifestyle and the complex age-set social system.


Arusha National Park

Visit the Arusha National Park in our 4×4 safari vehicle. The game drive takes you to the mountain rain forest as well as to the Momella Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. You’ll probably see giraffes, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, antelopes, primates like baboons and colobus monkeys, and many species of birds. Walking safaris (duration approx. 2-4 hrs.) guided by an armed ranger are also possible. The full-day trip starts at 9 a.m.


Coffee Walk

In the area around our lodge, some of the best Tanzanian coffee is grown. Enjoy a walk through the private small-scale coffee “shambas” (fields) of the local Wameru people. Get to know many interesting facts about coffee, how it is grown, harvested, proceeded and exported. Learn to make coffee in the traditional Tanzanian style which also includes washing, roasting and grinding the beans.
After a traditional lunch meal at one of the “shambas” you’ll continue walking along several Wameru plantations; if you’re lucky you might see some colobus monkeys or other primates on your way.


Canoeing Lake Duluti

In the vicinity of the small neighbouring village Tengeru, in a forest reserve, there is quiet Lake Duluti which is of volcanic origin. You’ll share a canoe with a guide to discover the lake. A great variety of bird species prevails. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a fish eagle. Monitor lizards live at the lake shores and monkeys inhabit the surrounding woods. After the canoe trip, you’ll have lunch at a small local restaurant.