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Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
Why we like it
- Lake Duluti Serena Hotel boasts 42 rooms and suites in Banana-stem thatched huts
- A selection of ensuite rooms and suite all with a private balcony
- Elegant dining room, library and garden terraces
- Activities on offer are guided walks, canoeing or mountain biking
- The perfect base for an overnight in Arusha before or after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
The perfect end to the day was watching the sunset over the lake with a glass of wine or a gin and tonic.
The consultant was amazing and very helpful in suggesting ideas given that this is our first trip to Africa and we are travelling with two teenagers.
- SR, London
Hidden in the depths of a coffee plantation Lake Duluti Serena Hotel offers a haven of calm just 15 minutes' drive from the bustle of Arusha town. Set in the lush gardens of a coffee planter's farmhouse, the lodge has wide timbered decks with wonderful views over Lake Duluti and forty-two traditionally designed, rondavel rooms with makuti thatch. Each private room is comfortably furnished in traditional safari style and embellished with Makonde carvings. Lake Duluti Serena Hotele is 15kms from Arusha town and 40kms from Kilimanjaro Airport.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
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