Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel in Arusha Tanzania stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Arusha Serena Hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds. Lake Duluti Serena Hotel features a stone-built reception with adjoining lounge, library, restaurant, boutique and business centre. Imposing in stature and spacious in concept, the design of the new building echoes the hotel's original incarnation as a working coffee farm dating back to colonial times.
The rooms are presented in the style of stone-built cottages, which are grouped in clusters around a flower-filled central ‘village square'. Spacious and elegantly presented in classic country-house style, the Aurusha accommodation features marble bathrooms, double French doors leading out into the gardens, leaded windows, a stylish work or vanity area, and large and comfortable beds.
Enjoy a wonderful full-English breakfast on the shores of the beautiful Lake Duluti. The dining room overlooks the lake’s flower-fringed slopes and features an open-air bar area, a relaxed candlelit atmosphere and menu choices that include traditional safari favourites and internationally themed menus alike. Vegetarian options are always available. The majority of meat and dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables are sourced from the communities that surround the reserve. Relax and watch the sun go down with elegant “bush” cocktails against the unforgettable backdrop of the African sunset.
The word ‘Safari’ means ‘journey’ in Kiswahili. Since the days of the legendary ‘White Hunters’, a ‘Safari’ has evolved to mean a spectacular bush adventure that takes in sightings of a glorious selection of game, flora, fauna and bird life, whilst delivering awe inspiring scenery, show-stopping views and wildlife encounters of the most exciting kind. Serena Safaris operate a fleet of safari-adapted Land Cruisers. Each of the individually-tailored tours is led by an experienced guide. Picnics, mineral water, cool boxes and bush libraries are also provided. Activities at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel include morning bird walks around Lake Duluti with the resident naturalist. Take part in an extensive selection of nature trails looping around the lake and through the shaded groves of neighbouring coffee plantations, with picnic stops and a unique ‘coffee tasting’ session. Take a walks or jog around the lake and plantation circuits, or enjoy some canoeing.