Mount Meru Game Lodge


Warm and welcoming accommodation

Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the Mount Meru Game Lodge is nestled between the Usa River and its private wildlife sanctuary.

The lodge & sanctuary date back to 1959 when Dr. Von Nagy bought the property as a family home. Dr. Von Nagy's passion for animals, influenced him to quickly turn his family home into an animal sanctuary and orphanage.

The lodge is one of the oldest in northern Tanzania. The main area consists of a reception, lounge and bar. The lounge, with its enormous picture windows and comfortable furniture, provides for a relaxing environment. To the front of the main building is a terrace shaded by enormous old Mango trees, with magnificent views over mature, carefully tended gardens to the Sanctuary beyond. The garden with its campfire allows guests to dine under the African star-lit sky whilst listening to the exotic night sounds.

The Lodge features a total of 17 guestrooms varying in size and decoration within a calm backyard with the river flowing gently behind. A couple of the rooms face the more public areas with a direct view onto the pond. Each room benefits from enormous beds and are individually decorated, all have ensuite bathrooms.


At a glance

  • 17 rooms

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Pool

  • Spa treatments

Mt Meru Game Lodge TZ Kilimanjaro View


  • Mt Meru Game Lodge TZ Coffee Tour

    Coffee tours

    Take a tour in a local coffee farm and learn how farmers plant coffee trees, take care of the plantation and pick ripe coffee berries. Experience different steps from drying, roasting and grinding. Make your own cup of coffee while enjoying a magnificent view of the Lake Duluti (two to three hours).

  • Mt Meru Game Lodge TZ Golf


    Nominated as one of the top 10 Golf courses in Africa, the Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is located a short distance from the lodge. It comprises an 18 hole championship golf course together with a real estate development set within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Guests wishing to play a round of golf from Mount Meru Game Lodge may do so during the course of their stay.

  • Mt Meru Game Lodge TZ Cultural Walk

    Cultural and educational walks

    Mount Meru Game Lodge offers unique ‘Cultural and Educational’ walks into Usa River, a small township of approximately 20,000 inhabitants located a few minutes on foot from the property. These walks provide a unique insight to our guests, without the nuisance factor of hawkers, on what authentic life for Tanzanians really entails. They are guided by the lodges own staff, are offered free of charge to guests of the lodge and are very much appreciated by all who participate in them.

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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