We travelled to Arusha, Tanzania from Canada in February 2014 to go on safari with Wayo Africa. It was a long flight, and we were looking forward to starting our trip with a bit of down time. We chose to stay at Twiga Lodge, conveniently located near the gate to Arusha National Park, where our safari was to begin. We couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect place to stay!
We can’t say enough about Paul and Erika, an English couple who came to Africa to live their dream. They received two tired travellers with a warm welcome, let us settle in, gave us a refreshing drink followed by a delicious lunch served on the upper verandah. From here we had an amazing view of Mount Meru which looms majestically over Arusha National Park.
We happened to be their only guests at the time, and enjoyed great conversations with Paul and Erika over appetizing meals shared with them over the next couple of days. They have a real passion for Tanzania, and are a wealth of knowledge about safari life. The lodge is rustically beautiful and warmly inviting. Our room was very comfortable with a mosquito-netted bed snug in the loft. The grounds are lush and well maintained, with a lookout tower facing the Park. They have created a beautiful atmosphere in which to relax, just follow the example of Soxie their cat. And if you need waking up, there’s always Kaneli, their pet rooster.
Now that our safari is over and we have returned home, we have a strong longing to go back to Africa. Part of the attraction would be to spend some more time with Paul and Erika at Twiga Lodge. We thank them for sharing their dream with us.
- Also Known As:
- Twiga Hotel Arusha