African View Lodge

African View Lodge

Lying at the foot of Mount Meru with stunning views of the mountain and nestled in the small village of Ngongongare, you will find our African View Lodge. Located a good half hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and, likewise from Arusha town, our lodge is the perfect base to start your climbing trips to Mount Meru (4566 m) and Kilimanjaro (5895 m) as well as for safaris.

This charming little lodge has 23 en-suite rooms with breathtaking views of Mount Meru. The reception, dining room and bungalows have been designed using local materials including Meru-styled ceilings which are covered with banana leaves.

The tropical garden with its infinity swimming pool as centrepiece offers a cooling plunge, especially during the hot months. In the evenings, whilst enjoying a sundowner on our “Meru View platform” to round off the day, our chefs will be busy preparing tasty meals made with fresh ingredients straight from the markets. We look forward to hosting you in our own little piece of paradise. 

African View Lodge

Rooms & Tents


This 10 charming bungalows have 20 en-suite rooms with breathtaking views of Mount Meru. Each room has been allocated a Tanzanian theme so, within one lodge, we offer a small tour around Tanzania with a brief insight into, for example, 'Lake Tanganyika', the 'Maasai' and 'Kilwa Ruins' as well as 'Serengeti' and 'Kilimanjaro'.

Family Cottage

Welcome to our spacious family room! This comfortable room can accommodate up to four people and has four cozy beds for a restful night's sleep. The ensuite bathroom guarantees you privacy and convenience. You can also enjoy your own terrace where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Ideal for families or groups who want to experience moments together in a cozy atmosphere.

Treetop Tent

For those who do not have time to do a safari, we even have our own special 'Tree House', which is a permanent en-suite tent elevated amongst the trees in the garden.

Site map

African View Lodge is just a stone's throw from Arusha National Park with a fantastic view of Mount Meru.

Easy to reach from Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha city.

Site map African View Lodge

Activities from African View Lodge


Amenities included
Restaurant with homemade specialties
Private terrace
En-suite bathroom
Luggage rack
Airport transfer
Laundry service
Vegetable garden
Swimming pool
Free WiFi
Luggage store
Beer garden
TV room with slide show facilities
Coffee walk
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Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) is served by Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines, KLM and Edelweiss among others
Regional connections are also available to Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Nairobi, Entebbe und Kigali
Transfer time from Kilimanjaro Airport to African View Lodge is approx. 45 min.
Your Reservation
Children 2-12 years old
Infant's 0-2 years old