- Great views
- Spacious living
- Good walking excursions
Located nearby the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, Moivaro Lodge offers a spacious and comfortable experience among East African fauna and flora. Moivaro Lodge is a good value relaxing option that works well before or after a safari on Tanzania's Northern Circuit.
Guest accommodation consists of 40 spacious thatched brick cottages surrounded by gardens. Each cottage features a fireplace, en-suite bathroom, single or double beds, and a private veranda. The rooms themselves are spacious, and have great views of Mount Meru. A bar and lounge area also overlook the gardens, and there is a communal swimming pool at the main lodge.
There are cultural tours and various walks with which guests can keep themselves busy. A nearby Moivaro village, home to a banana brewery, and the Arusha National Park are just some of the places within trekking distance waiting to be explored. The lodge has 40 Acres of lush gardens to discover, complete with a running track. Guests can also enjoy a massage back at the lodge, which is particularly appealing after a climb up Oldonyo Maas Hill.
Food is served in the lodge restaurant. Using fruits and vegetables from the lodge’s own gardens, the lunch and dinner menu blends continental, international, and African dishes to give a taste of daily life in Tanzania whilst also bringing guests closer to the local people.
Whilst the lodge does have a children’s playground, most of the facilities and activities are not set up with families in mind.
- Peaceful Arusha location
- Boutique Guesthouse
- Perfect pre or post safari
- Swimming Pool & Restaurant
- Swimming pool
- Wildlife Sanctuary
- Convenient for Kilimanjaro Airport
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your email! It was amazing thank you! We had the best time, everything ran smoothly (aside from a break-down due to faulty clutch on day 1 of the tour, but our guide / driver sorted that and we were back on track by that evening). Saw all the things we wanted to see, even a mum and cub cheetah. Our boys have had such a different holiday and a fab taste of the world! Thank you so much for organising this for us. We’d definitely recommend our guide/driver (Tuhafeni) and assistant (Frans) again. Nicola
Nicola T reviewing Highlights of Namibia - Family Group Tour on 18 August 2023