The Vijiji center lodge & safari  is  a locally owned mid- range accommodation found in Nguruma village along Arusha-himo Road  on the slopes of Mount Meru, just 10km  from Arusha Tanzania. The lodge is located 49 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International airport (gateway in Tanzania) and 28km from Arusha National Park Tanzania. The lodge is sitting on 2 acres of landscape surrounded by lush green gardens overlooking the stunning view of Mt Kilimanjaro. The lodge is a gateway to the Northern Tanzania safari circuit since its 117 km to Mt Kilimanjaro, 191 km Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti lies  348km away .  The LODGE is in perfect base out of the city noise to travellers, tourists and holiday makers for relaxing and safari adventures to different parts of Tanzania overlooking the stunning views of Mt Meru and surrounding areas.

The Vijiji center lodge & safari consist of 26 spacious and comfortable rooms overlooking the beautiful views of MT .meru and the beautiful garden   built mostly in the traditional building style with  natural materials of craft and  grass thatched roofs.

The Vijiji center lodge & safari
The Vijiji center lodge & safari

Rooms are well elevated, decorated  and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, bathroom with  hot and cold showers, beds wrapped with mosquito nets, hand wash basins, extinguishers,  white duvets, dressing mirrors , chairs and tables , free toiletries, complementary bottled water and many more. Rooms have large verandas, private balconies and large sitting areas; you relax while enjoying the spectacular view of the lush garden lake, Mount Meru and surrounding area.  Rooms are well equipped with comfortable and spacious beds with queen sized bed with ceiling fans.  Rooms vary in different size with single beds for individuals, double/twin bed for sharing and family and triple rooming options.  The cost of the rooms ranges from 150$ per night and above and in High season the rate is slightly high than in Low season.

The Vijiji Center lodge & safari offers more services and facilities which include;

A restaurant in the main terrace that serves different meal types   both international and local meals that meet guest’s choice. Meals include; Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can have meals in place of your choice either in garden overlooking distant mountains served by well trained, friendly and organized staff.

 A well-stocked bar with  variety of drinks , local ,cocktail  , wines, spirits and international beers,  you relax in the evening while enjoying sundowners  and sip the cocktail or Monktail  while overlooking  the spectacular view of the beautiful gardens , Mount Views  and surrounding area .

  Services ; Free parking space available, Laundry and house- keeping services available , airport pick- ups and drop offs , Excellent and comfortable beds with washed and  clean beddings. Massage services and spa available.

WIFI internet hotspot available at the in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friend

  Recreational  activities available at the hostel includes; climbing/ Hiking mount Meru  playing, community tours , nature walks in the local village, cycling is possible in the surrounding areas,  Visiting the close arusha  National park in Tanzania to mention but a few.

Arusha is the city in north eastern part of Tanzania lower mount Meru and on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley. Arusha town is the way to safari destinations and to Mt Kilimanjaro the highest Africa’s peak lying on 100Km northeast and west of Serengeti national park home of different wildlife like; Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, zebras, antelopes, Impalas ,Rhinoes, leopards etc and different species of birds.

The Vijiji center lodge & safari
The Vijiji center lodge & safari

Tanzania is an east African country bordering Uganda in the north, Kenya in the North east ,Malawi and Mozambique in the south, Rwanda ,Burundi and democratic Republic congo in the west. Dodoma is the current capital city of Tanzania though Dar-el-salaam was the former.  Arusha city has the total population of 416,442 and 323,198 of surrounding Arusha district. There are different activities to do while  staying in Arusha safari lodge  include; city tour in Arusha town, Hiking and Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro since it has three volcanic cones; Kibo , Mawezi and shira as  a dormant volcanoes in Tanzania , bird watching/Birding , Visiting mount Meru water falls, Arusha village experience, Arusha declaration Museum etc. Arusha has different accommodation;  budget , mid range and luxury accommodations which are friendly to guests visiting Tanzania

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