My girlfriend and I took a road trip to Arusha from Nairobi and spent the Easter weekend at this lovely haven of peace. Of course thanks to TripAdvisor for ranking them as the top choice for 2014. It is highly deserved. The customer service is out of this world, always smiling and very polite. The staff speak fluent English, they respond to every request promptly too. The lady (I forgot her name) and Evance were quite helpful. They even helped me find a mobile money transfer agent nearby to pay & book for our Safari tour to Arusha National Park. The garden and the architecture of the huts is wonderful. The room was very spacious, with hot water and an umbrella (came in handy since it rained a lot that weekend). We loved the food at the restaurant. They even offered to extend breakfast time for us to11am when it rained so much on Saturday morning... This place simply put; My girlfriend fell so in love with Planet Lodge and Arusha, I must admit I felt a lil' jealous. However for Safari lovers, best time to visit Arusha is July to December. it's sunny with little or no rains and so you get to see all the animals out in the parks. April is a bit subdued, but thanks to Phillip (our tour guide) we enjoyed the national park tour. You can always get in touch with him (www.africasafaris-tz.com). He is quite affordable and a polite guy. We look forward to our next visit, this time to Serengeti & Ngorongoro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more less
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