Mount Meru Hotel
Travel Blogs from Arusha
We left Chicago on December 28, 2011, to begin our African adventure. After a short layover in Amsterdam, we arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania at approximately 8:30pm on December 29th (a 9 hour time difference from IL).
It was a warm evening, and the arrivals terminal was partially outdoors, and small, similar to in …
Our safari regretfully is coming to an end. We left the Maramboi Tented Lodge. We had a great breakfast of good breads, fruit, pancakes, bacon and eggs while watching the zebra, ostriches, and other animals in the palm covered deser between Tarangire and Lake Manyara.
We drove on a paved road (at last) to Arusha. We passed the Snake …
Max and I awakened early to catch the 8 AM flight to the Serengeti. Our missing luggage arrived minutes before we drove off! Good thing, too. I had carried 1200 insulin syringes, four boxes of gloves and some #10 French catheters to a clinic in the city of Karatu. If the luggage had been at the airport when it was supposed to, I would have had to …
Max and I awakened early and had a rather surreal breakfast. We were staying at a posh hotel in one of the poorest countries in the world, looking out over elegant manicured lawns. We drank freshly squeezed mango juice, and ate Tanzanian grown fruit (mangoes, watermelon, bananas) with our European quality croissant and brioche, bacon and eggs, and …
After 7 nights camping I am becoming expert at putting up the tent. Though I have to say that sleeping on a 1/4 inch foam is not the most comfortable, I have actually slept. Going to bed at 8.30 pm and getting up at 6 am has now become a habit which I hope will continue and I am looking forward to having a proper mattress. We crossed the border …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service