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Backstory

Backstory

    When I decided to build a small, sustainable boutique lodge in Tanzania, I’m sure most of my friends and family were thinking… here she goes again…doing something we can’t relate to at all! 😂 However, I do believe they may have had confidence...
The Importance of Maintaining Our Environment

The Importance of Maintaining Our Environment

Some of the many moth species @ Sakila Sunrise Lodge Recently I watched a documentary about the decline in insects and the serious ramifications for our planet. It made me think about what I was noticing at Sakila Sunrise: the number and diversity of insects have...
Konyagi: The Spirit of the Nation

Konyagi: The Spirit of the Nation

  Konyagi: The Spirit of the Nation “Konyagi is an exceptionally smooth, crystal clear spirit with a spicy nose that complements any mixer”….according to the bottle. How true! This morning (oops, shouldn’t confess to drinking in the morning! 🤦‍♀️), I...
Request for Sponsorship

Request for Sponsorship

As a tourist to Tanzania, at some point during your visit, you will be asked to sponsor someone. This is a request, usually, for help with fees for education. If you’re in a financial position to help, please do. It’s a shame that so many Tanzanians with potential are...
Colobus Monkeys

Colobus Monkeys

We love our position right next to the Meru Forest Reserve – this is the perfect location for our forest walks with our Maasai guide and assistant manger Daniel. Have a look what we saw on our forest walk this...
Our First Review

Our First Review

We had our first lodge review by the guys at Great Migration Camps. Thanks a lot for coming. Please see the videos...
The View

The View

One of the reasons we chose the site for Sakila Sunrise lodge was the amazing views – here we see kilimanjaro, sakila and the arumeru river valley. See more...
Sunrise

Sunrise

This morning I regretted not being a professional photographer. It’s the first time I’ve seen a perfect red (moon like) sun creep over the horizon. Guess you just need to come to experience for yourself! Even my photos of Kilimanjaro from Sakila Sunrise...
When To Visit Sakila Sunrise

When To Visit Sakila Sunrise

When to travel: weather (at least that was meant to be the focus…?) I personally love the weather here every day. The cool mornings and evenings are welcome after the heat of the day, and the vegetation is beautiful during the rainy season when the rain usually...
Kilmanjaro Video

Kilmanjaro Video

This is a wonderful documentary of Kilimanjaro, for those of you interested. The prediction that the glaciers would be gone by 2015 has fortunately not come to pass. The mountain visible in the distance is Mount Meru, the location of Sakila...