An idyllic retreat on the outskirts of Arusha, Legendary Lodge is set on a working coffee farm with a real Out of Africa appeal. It’s ideal for a few nights relaxation before or after a Tanzania safari, Arusha being the safari capital of Tanzania and the starting point for adventures to the Serengeti, the NgoroNgoro crater and other notable national parks. Run by Legendary Expeditions, the lodge has the same excellent service and attention to detail as their exclusive safari camps, with lush tropical gardens, a swimming pool and a spa for the most relaxing of luxury breaks.
Six spacious garden cottages are set discreetly around the grounds, feeling secluded and private among the lawns and trees. They each have their own comfortable lounge area with leather sofa and armchairs grouped around a fireplace for cool winter evenings. The four-poster king size beds and twins are hung with gauzy mosquito nets and the decor is tasteful and elegant.
Spacious en-suite bathrooms have tubs and separate showers and some cottages also have an outside shower. All have private verandahs with views over the gardens to Mt Meru, broadband connections and direct dial phones. There is an additional two-bedroom family cottage and two double rooms are available in the main house.
A gracious colonial home at one with its coffee plantation setting, the main house has several comfortable lounge areas with parquet floors, big sofas and fireplaces. Meals are served in the dining room or on large the covered verandah, superb gourmet three course dinners with drinks included, generous breakfasts with a wide selection and, as is to be expected, great coffee, and light lunches to bridge the gap between the two.
Legendary Lodge, peacefully cocooned in its coffee plantations, feels like the middle of nowhere, but is right next to the town, so it’s easy to arrange excursions, and there is a country club next door with tennis courts, gym and steam room.
The hospitality is genuinely welcoming and friendly and nothing is too much trouble, so guests head off on safari feeling refreshed, pampered and ready for adventure.
- General Sightseeing
- Health and Fitness Centre
- Historical Tours
- Tennis Court