The Safari House is owned and run by Nicole and Javier Menchen. Nicole was born and raised in Tanzania, while Javier is a keen golfer who fell in love with Africa during his very first visit. Supported by a first-rate team, their mission is to provide guests with an exclusive and memorable experience. The accommodation can be booked for sole use and the house is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The house is situated on Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate, within a wildlife crescent. It’s easily accessed via road transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha. Guests flying in touch down at the estate’s Dolly Airfield, just a few minutes’ drive from the property. Transfers between the airfield and the house are provided for free.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT THE SAFARI HOUSE:
There are ten rooms, comprising single, twin, double, triple, and family options. All interiors are beautifully presented, combining ancient dhow wood and a chic contemporary style. Furnishings include bedside stands, a writing desk and chair, a hanging unit, and luggage racks. In the family room, a crib is available on request. Room amenities consist of mosquito nets, an electric kettle for teas and coffees, drinking water, a safe, a laundry basket, bathrobes, international sockets for charging equipment, and free Wi-Fi. All en-suite washrooms are very well appointed and contain a toilet, washbasin, and walk-in shower and/or bathtub. The family room is made up of a double room and a twin room, connected by a comfy seating area. Here families can enjoy some quality time together, as books, board games, and even a TV with DVD player are supplied. And one double room has a kitchenette, recommended for guests who would like to be self-sufficient during their stay.
Communal areas at The Safari House include a spacious seating and dining area. This too is a very stylish space, featuring old wood mingling with contemporary furnishings. All meals are served here, and glass doors on both sides ensure lovely views while guests are lounging and dining. In the grounds, you’ll find the fire-pit, which is the perfect place for getting to know your fellow guests. You can also relax in the welcoming swimming pool, which is conveniently close to the bar.
ACTIVITIES AT THE SAFARI HOUSE:
There are plenty of things to do here. Complimentary transfers are provided between the house and anywhere on the estate (indicated with an asterisk*), in a 7-seater open Game Viewer.
Golf Club*– Here’s your opportunity to play on the most prestigious course in all Tanzania! Kiligolf was designed by David Jones, former Irish national coach and Kenya Open champion. The club hosts international and local events, tournaments, and club nights. No tee-off time is required, and club hire is available. And the views from the course are incredible! Lessons, lasting for an hour, can be booked too.
Polo Club*– Nduruma Polo Club is fab for families and boasts an international-size field. Horse rental is available, and all levels of ability are accommodated. Every Wednesday, there’s social field hockey, and the club also has a spa, gym, and pool.
Horse riding*– Local company Kaskazi Horse Safaris leads 2-hour rides around the estate. In the company of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy close sightings of wildebeest, zebra, eland, impala, and many more wildlife species.
Farm tours*– Why not take a trip to a coffee, avocado, or flower farm? This is an exciting activity for anyone interested in farm processes.
Trips to Arusha– There’s a lot to see and do in this vibrant city. Among Arusha’s attractions are the clock tower, Bishop’s Cathedral, the National Natural History Museum, the Maasai Market, and the Cultural Heritage Centre. A stop at Shanga, a social enterprise in which people with disabilities are employed to create gorgeous jewellery and other items, is possible too.
Visit Arusha National Park– Home to elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, bushbuck, warthog, monkeys, flamingo, and much more besides, this national park lies just 25 kilometres east of Arusha.
Canoeing on Lake Duluti– Duluti is a volcanic crater lake on the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. This is a very scenic area, 14 kilometres from Arusha’s city centre.
Day rooms– Finally, a day room is available, a popular option for guests booked onto KIA’s evening flight. For example, you could fly to Dolly Airfield, transfer to the house for lunch, enjoy an activity during the afternoon, and return to the airfield at 18:00. For more information about the day room or anything else to do with staying here, please contact a member of the YZ team.