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The Local Area

What to do when at Sakila Sunrise Lodge

We are privileged to be located next to the forest and game reserve of Mount Meru. Saitoti, our expert Maasai walking safari guide, will walk, run or bike with you in the forest and surrounding area where you encounter coffee, maize and banana fields cultivated by the Wameru tribe, as well as colobus and black monkeys, and lots of birds in the beautiful forest itself.

The entrance to Arusha National Park is only minutes away and definitely worth visiting. The trail-head for your Mount Meru climb is located there, so very convenient to stay at Sakila Sunrise if your trip includes this climb.

Usa River, our closest village, a short drive down the hill, has lots of street merchants and shops of interest. The batik fabric selections are amazing.

You may not think of Tanzania as a golf vacation, but it certainly can be. Within a short distance are 2, 18 hole golf courses, as well as one in Arusha.

If you want a relaxing vacation that doesn’t require a lot of time in a safari vehicle or have already been to the parks, I can’t think of a better place than Sakila Sunrise for relaxing, enjoying the view, the garden, the pool and deck, the fireplace at night, sitting around the barbecue, roasting your own morning coffee. It’s so quiet and peaceful here, I rarely travel to Arusha. Of course, you will want to visit Arusha and we can accompany you, if you like.

For those of you going on safari or climb, Sakila Sunrise is perfectly located for your pre/post adventure. Either your safari company picks you up at the airport or we do. We’re 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro airport and Arusha, in what is generally considered the most beautiful area. You enjoy the beauty of Tanzania on day one, waking to the sound of birdsong and the sun rising above Mount Sakila and possibly a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is a gorgeous spot that I know you will love.

Choose From Our Activities Below:

Arusha National Park

On our doorstep…

Golf In Arusha

4 courses to tee off…

Arusha City

The Geneva of Africa…

Mt Meru Climbs

Climb Up Our Slopes…

Tanzania Safari

Welcome to the National Parks…

Cultural Activities

Meet the WaMeru…

Relaxing at the Lodge

Have a dip in the pool…

Climb Kilimanjaro

Reach the Roof of Africa…

To find out more about activities in the local area