The only way to reach Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge is by car or by the local bus. Although we recommend hiring a private driver (either through us or privately), the bus is still an option for our guests.
The Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge is approximately 6 hour drive from Kilimanjaro airport and a 5 hour drive (220km) from the city of Arusha. We are situated close to the southern part of Lake Natron right after the Natron Gate.
We have the ability to arrange a group pick up for up to 5 people from either Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport, or anywhere within the vicinity of Arusha. It is preferable to let us know you need this service at the time you make your reservation so we can plan accordingly. This can be done by calling us directly, or by a Whatsapp message to the number +255 784857118 /+255 783599295 or by sending us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We also have a list of recommended drivers that we use in case your group is larger than 5 people, or if we are unavailable to pick you up ourselves.
Guests also have the option of taking the public bus from Arusha to Loliondo. There is one bus running per day that leaves early in the morning from the Arusha bus station. The bus will stop in Engaresero. From the village, it is a 1 km walk to the Eco Lodge. Guests who choose this travel method can also send us an email or sms to let us know in advance that you will be taking the bus and we will have someone meet you at the bus stop with our 4x4 vehicle.
AIRPORT PICKUP & TRANSFER
Arusha – Lake Natron $300
KIA – Lake Natron $350
KIA – Arusha $70