Legendary Lodge


Tropical gardens on a working coffee farm

Enjoy the most spectacular view of Mount Meru from your own garden cottage at this tranquil lodge on the outskirts of Arusha. Set in a lush tropical garden on a working coffee farm, the lodge boasts ten private cottages and two spacious family cottages, each with private verandas and inspiring views. It’s the ideal place for you to relax before or after heading out on safari.

In your split-level cottage you’ll find yourself surrounded by a unique blend of African style and Western comforts. Stretch out on your comfortable king-sized bed beneath a mosquito net, or curl up in front of the fireplace in your lounge.

Whether it’s a delicious lunch or candle-lit dinner you’re in the mood for, you can tuck into gourmet meals in the old farmhouse. And because mealtimes are flexible, you can choose to dine whenever is convenient for you.

Head to the nearby recreation centre to make use of the fully-equipped gym with an aerobics studio, sauna, steam room and pool. There are also tennis and squash courts as well as sports fields and a five-kilometre running track. Other optional activities include a coffee tour, shopping at the Cultural Heritage Center, or visiting Arusha, Tarangire and Manyara National Parks.


At a glance

  • Ten one-bedroom cottages

  • Gym and spa

  • Restaurant



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    Coffee tour

    Spend the morning following coffee beans from the tree to the cup as you take a fascinating tour of one of the neighbouring coffee plantations.

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    Explore the estate

    You can make the most of all the area has to offer by enjoying the lodge’s range of outdoor activities. Explore the coffee plantation by bike or on foot, or take part in a leisurely game of lawn croquet. There are also a variety of cycling and running trails to discover around the lodge.

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    Visit Arusha

    Legendary Lodge’s proximity to Arusha makes it easy to visit this bustling nearby town. Spend time browsing markets and seeing the sights. You might also want to visit a local school and Plaster House where children from all over the country spend time recovering after corrective orthopedic, plastic or neurosurgery.

Community & Culture

The FCF is committed to demonstrating how active wildlife conservation can have long-lasting benefits. In addition to that, they have three main focus points. They have helped to build schoolrooms and teacher housing and have set up scholarships to improve access to education in some of the more remote areas.

They have also implemented income-generating projects to help villagers use what they do well to become self-reliant, and they offer micro-financing and business consulting services.

For many isolated communities, access to vital health services is limited. The FCF provides equipment and medicine to clinics, and runs educational programmes focused on basic medical knowledge.


The Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF) preserves over 3.2 million acres of protected wildlife areas that are vital to the Serengeti ecosystem’s survival. The fund also focuses on ensuring that communities living along the ecosystem’s unfenced borders benefit from the wildlife conservation plan.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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