at the foothills
of Mount Meru
Twiga Lodge is our luxury property situated at the foothills of Mount Meru and is named after the Swahili word for giraffe which frequently visit us. Twiga Lodge is built in the style of a traditional African Bush Home, with whitewashed walls, high beams and a thatched roof. Set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens, Twiga Lodge has a breathtaking view of Mount Meru with its distinctive ragged peak shaped like a broken tooth. An exposed volcano that collapsed millions of years ago, Mount Meru is wrapped in lush forest reaching all the way down to us. It is the centrepiece of the Arusha National Park whose entrance is a mere 5 minutes away, and whose thick tropical rain forest, lakes and moorlands make it a safe haven for multitudes of wildlife.
Herds of forest elephants march past us on a daily basis, snapping branches and eating to the sound of their rumbling stomachs, whilst giraffe sail past much more serenely. With our purpose-built viewing platform, Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day, tempting you with the promise of a true adventure.
After being met at the airport (just 35 minutes away) you will be driven in one our luxury vehicles to Twiga Lodge, where you will be welcomed with open arms by our warm and attentive staff. At 4670ft (1430m) above sea level, Twiga Lodge is the ideal haven to acclimatise for trekking up to Meru or Kilimanjaro or simply as your ideal stepping stone into a safari adventure. We can help organise all of these activities for you in advance.
Enjoy a refreshing drink before being shown to your room, then join us on our large veranda or ‘Game Watching Tower’ for a sundowner as Mount Meru fades behind the pale moonlight.
GPS co-ordinates: S03 18.283 E036 52.476