Have you ever been a tourist in your own country?
Hello and welcome back to my Blog. I had such an impeccable time this weekend. As I was able to get a staycation. God knows I needed one. For my staycation I was fortunate enough to visit Kilimanjaro Golf and Polo Country Club. I was able to experience the life of a tourist while low-key still working. Life of a blogger. Ha! The hustle never stops. I am not complaining. Far from it, I don’t have words to yet describe how my staycation was off the hook. The staycation was the best thing that happened to me. I got to enjoy life while doing what I love best. Full on disclaimer, non of the series in best of Arusha are sponsored so I won’t try to sell you into this. These are my honest opinion and experience so I hope you do enjoy.
I got sold the idea by my amazing Friend, Neema. And having seeing my previous Onsea House girl trip went too well. I was tempted for another road trip, now further out into the city. I could swear I drove for hours and this was my first longest drive to a place I have never been. Hey I got lost a couple of times but that’s the beauty in the adventure. My first staycation stop was to get to Kilimanjaro golf and wildlife estate. After probably 2 hours drive (as I live about 45 minutes out of the city) I arrived at the green pastured estate. I was in awe, my staycation mode was on halt as my blogger side took over. Boy did I have fun.
First Staycation stop: The Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate
The Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate (or KiliGolf as it is more commonly known) is situated on 1,040 acres of prime African bush land, nestled between Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. To the south stretches the Maasai Steppe and the great ridges of the ancient Eastern Arc chain: the Pare, Usambara and Blue Mountains, all of which are visible from the estate. The USA River, an important water source, runs along the western side of the estate. The Kilimanjaro Golf Club is the main feature of the estate, consisting of the first 18-hole championship golf course in Tanzania.
The Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate Location & Services.
Kilimanjaro is located in USA river which is at an equidistant of 25 KM apart both from Arusha city and The Kilimanjaro Airport. Taxi fare would charge you about Tsh 30,000 to Tsh 40,000 despondingly. Which is equivalent to $13 to $17 dollars. If you are an avid fun of golf, then Kilimanjaro Club is a place for you. Apart from golf courses, it’s a great place to hang-out with friends, family or heck as an individual. If you want some alone time like myself. They offer Snacks like Beef and vegetarian samosas and sandwich as light meals.
For a full meal they have some french fries accompanied by both chicken and beef . burgers. They serve in large quantities so do bring along your appetite. For drinks, there is a variety of both soft and hard drinks both cold and room temperature available. The hospitality of the place is top-notch.
An air strip for light aircrafts is currently under construction on the estate. The strip will be 1,500m in length and will provide an alternate option for people traveling to and from Tanzania’s National Parks and other destinations.
Second Staycation stop: The Nduruma Polo and Country Club
The Nduruma Polo & Country Club. is located just minutes out from the golf estate. Even after getting lost on a single wrong-turn I was able to get to the estate in less than 5 minutes. The stunning grounds are perfect to saddle up and enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. This is an ideal option for polo and horse enthusiasts, with stabling available at the polo club. The Country Club provides a sporting and social focal point for the local community and extends a warm welcome to visitors from outside the area.
The club facilities include a restaurant serving light meals, two irrigated polo fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, gym and a wellness centre. Polo chukkas are played on a Wednesday and Saturday evening as well as on Sunday mornings. Hockey is also an alternative activity played on a Wednesday evening, followed by the weekly club night.
There you have it, My 2 cents on Kilimanjaro Golf & Polo Country Club. I hope you did enjoy this review. If you would like to see more of such reviews, or suggestions on where to review. Leave me a comment below. Till then, Let’s chat and catch up on all my socials linked below. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat. Be a part of my little Facebook Family. For collaborations, comment, concerns or simply saying, Hello, how you doing? E-mail me here firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to comment, like subscribe on the Blog and my YouTube channel. For more Vlogs, Check out my YouTube channel for more vlogs.