Legendary Lodge

On the outskirts of Arusha, overlooking a lush coffee plantation and with easy access to a range of nearby attractions, Legendary Lodge is a superb location to spend a couple of days exploring Arusha, especially if you are looking for a true gourmet experience. The restaurant is renowned for it's superb cuisine, using locally grown and sourced ingredients to create a wonderful array of dishes, all complimented by an excellent wine list. The environment here is very peaceful and relaxed with most guests here to enjoy a few days of down time before or after an exciting safari.

The rooms are all in their own individual cottages dotted around the grounds, with both one and two bedroom options available. The rare luxury of air conditioning is enjoyed in all cottages, as well as complimentary mini-bars, safes, hairdryers and all of the other modern conveniences one would expect. Bathrooms boast showers and freestanding baths to add to the colonial feel that the lodge offers. In the main lodge there are plenty of deep armchairs to sink into with a good book and a lovely wide veranda on which to relax and take in the lovely views, either with a cup of the freshest local coffee you could imagine or perhaps something a little stronger. 

Despite the relaxed ambience, there is plenty to keep more active guests occupied during a stay here. Coffee tours are very popular, as are trips to the scenic Arusha National Park just 20 minutes away. Bicycles are available to borrow and there are some lovely trails of varying difficulties to explore. The local villages have some excellent art and craft markets for picking up gifts from and there is also a nearby members club where guests can enjoy complimentary use of the swimming pool and fitness area.




  • A great spot for a couple of day's relaxation either pre or post safari through Northern Tanzania, but still offering a range of activities for those looking to get out and about to explore.
  • Set on a working coffee farm you can relax and enjoy the stunning views out over the plantation and take a tour of the farm and learn how coffee makes it's way from bean to cup.
  • The lovely spa offers a range of treatments which are perfect for unwinding after your safari adventure.
  • Superb food on offer from the restaurant - a real feature of Legendary Lodge which keeps guests coming back time and time again.

Our Thoughts

Legendary lodge oozes colonial elegance and splendour, from the beautifully decorated cottages, lovely public areas and superb cuisine, this really is one of Tanzania's leading properties. Whilst the emphasis here is very much on relaxation, guests do have an excellent choice of activities to enjoy as well. A tour of the local coffee plantation is always popular, as are visits to the local art and craft markets. A great choice of spa treatments is on offer here and whether it is used as a start or end point of your safari, this is a superb choice which you won't disappoint.

  • Access to nearby swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Gym available nearby


Meals at Legendary Lodge are very much part of the experience, with superb breakfasts and lunches offered, as well as picnic lunches for guests out enjoying full day excursions. However, it is the evening fine dining experience that really shines at the lodge. A superb choice of dishes with locally grown and sourced ingredients is complimented by an extensive wine list to make dinner at Legendary Lodge one of the best gourmet experiences in all of Tanzania.

10 One-Bedroom and 2 Two-Bedroom Cottages are available at Legendary Lodge. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with air conditioning, complimentary mini-bars and bathrooms boast both baths and showers. 

  • Day trips to Arusha National Park
  • Cycling routes
  • Children's safaris
  • Coffee tours
  • Excursions to nearby markets 

Children welcome from any age, 2 two-bedroom family cottages are available 

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