Olpopongi Maasai Village

Located between Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro and, just south of the Kenyan border, you will find wide, open Maasai land where cattle still play a dominating role in the life of these tall, Nilotic-speaking, semi-pastoral people dressed in red, chequered blankets (shuka). Here, together with a Maasai guide, you will embark on a tour through the savannah where you will learn about medicinal herbal plants before returning to the boma to receive an informative explanation about their lifestyle and the complex age-set social system of the Maasai.

Arusha National Park

Embark on a day trip to Arusha National Park in one of our 4×4 safari vehicles. The game drive takes you up into the Mt Meru rainforest as well as across to the Momella Lakes and Ngurdoto Crater. In the park you will probably see giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, different types of antelopes, baboons and Black & White colobus monkeys as well as a myriad of birds. Guided walking safaris (duration approx. 2-4 hrs.) with an armed ranger are also possible for those who might like to stretch their legs and get a bit closer to nature. A full day trip starts at 9 am and includes a lunch box.

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, processed and exported. Learn to make coffee in the traditional Tanzanian style which also includes washing, roasting and grinding the beans.
After a traditional lunch at one of the “shambas” you will continue walking through several Wameru farms as well as an indigenous forest; if you are lucky, you might even see some Blue monkeys or Black & White colobus monkeys along the way.

Canoeing at Lake Duluti

In the vicinity of the small neighbouring village of Tengeru, within a forest reserve, lies the quiet Lake Duluti which is of volcanic origin. Together, with a guide, you will paddle around and discover the lake and its' shores. A great variety of bird species prevail here and, if you are lucky, you might even spot a fish eagle! Monitor lizards live at the lakeshores and monkeys inhabit the surrounding trees. After the canoe trip, lunch will be served at a small, local restaurant.