Set on the green slopes of the Mount Meru, this quiet lodge (approximately 40.000 sqm) offers marvellous views over the Kilimanjaro, the Mount Meru and the Arusha National Park. As the lodge is situated on the border of the natural park, very regularly giraffes, zebras, colobus monkeys, warthogs and elephants can be spotted from the veranda or from our View Tower.
The 20 spacious and comfortable rooms, with capacity from 2 to 5 persons, are distributed around the main building, surrounded by colourful gardens, in which dozens of species of birds have found their home. The open main building comprises the african-style restaurant and bar, and a relaxing lounge area. A swimming pool, an open-air fitness, a small Masai souvenir shop and a campsite with clean washrooms and toilets, complete our offer.
The Meru Mbega Lodge is the ideal base for climbing the Kilimanjaro and the Mount Meru, and with its situation half way Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha town, a practical starting point for a safari in the northern part of the country. We also organise walks in the surroundings guided by our Masai guide or cultural excursions with visits to the authentic villages and markets of the region. For those interested (professionally) in the local agriculture, a combined agro/safari program has been set up.
The Meru Mbega Lodge gives your clients the possibility to take a rest after a long flight from overseas, to enjoy nature and silence, and of course an excellent dinner at night time, before starting an impressive safari or trekking. Together with the neighbouring Meru Simba Farm, the lodge is run by Tanzaniab/European management. Your client will be received in his own language, but has also the opportunity to learn some Kiswahili from the friendly African staff.
Enjoy the vast natural botanical gardens and free space on our 44,000 sq. M. compound, offering together with our hygenical precautions and standards a Corona free-like bubble. Our USP offers every guest a free space of over 1,000 sq. M. in their own natural place of being.
Located directly bordering the Arusha National Park, Meru Mbega Lodge and the Elephants that often come to visit welcomes all tourists and guests. As an ideal base for climbers, safari guests, honeymooners as well as families with kids. Karibu!
Offering a wide range of rooms spread out between 20 rooms, starting of with a standard double room, up to family apartments for up to five adults, we have it all.
Meru Mbega Lodge offers together with its sister (Meru Simba Farm) different room categories to offer everyone's needs.
German Wolfgang H. Heep and his Tanzanian wife Kakuu are two of the directors of the Baobabvillage Co. Ltd.
They have two sons together named Christopher and Mark. Wolfgang first came to Tanganyika in 1964 as a volunteer worker and always hoped to be back one day.
In those days he travelled throughout of East Africa in an old Volkswagen Beetle and visited most of the National Parks and Sites.
In 1985 he returned to Tanzania working in development and from 2000 onwards, has been involved in the Ownership of the Selous Mbega Camp, Kilwa Seaview Resort, Meru Mbega Lodge and the the Meru Simba Farm.
From Wolfgangs first marriage he has an older son named Sascha and is married to a Tanzanian wife called Neema. They have a daughter together by the name of Bridget Donyo.
Sascha, another director of the Baobab Village Co. Ltd. was born in Ethiopia in 1973, and has lived most of his life in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania)