Nowhere in Arusha (Tanzania) will pamper you more than Legendary Lodge, which is nestled in a coffee plantation on the outskirts of the city. The Lodge consists of a main building and several accommodation cottages spread throughout the gardens and the coffee plantation, shaded by enormous jacaranda trees. On clear days enjoy the stunning views of 4,565m high (14,968 ft) Mount Meru.
The lodge only has ten superbly decorated garden cottages and an additional two-bedroomed interconnected cottages, which is ideal for families. The design of the interiors of the cottages blend African arts & crafts with colonial style furnishings.
Each en suite semi-detached cottage features a comfortable split level living area with plenty of space for the king size beds (with Swahili style mosquito nets), a lounge with a fireplace, direct dial VOIP telephone, broadband connection, satellite TV, complimentary mini-bar and a filled fruit basket. Adjoining this room is a bathroom with a bathtub, shower and full range of bathroom amenities.
The main building has a colonial aspect with lounge and bar and a veranda popular for breakfasts, which overlooks the gardens. There is a swimming pool, and a spa. Nearby on the same property, the Friedkin Recreation Centre offers a fully equipped gymnasium with aerobics studio, sauna and steam room, olympic size swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, as well as a 75 metre running track. In the vicinity of the lodge there is a small shopping area, a centre where crafts, jewllery and glassware are made by disabled people, a golf course, and it is possible to visit a coffee estate.
The lodge is situated only ten minutes from Arusha’s regional airport and the road to Lake Manyara, making it the perfect location to begin the safari without having to tackle Arusha’s infamous traffic.