Utengule Coffee Lodge

YOUR PRIVATE GETAWAY IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA

Utengule Coffee Lodge offers guests an oasis of calm on the slopes of the mighty Mbeya range in Southern Tanzania, with spectacular views across the East African Rift Valley.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our hidden gem!

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Our Rooms

In terraced gardens on an estate famous for its gourmet coffee, the Lodge offers 16 rooms with en-suite facilities. The most luxurious have open glass frontages and large balconies overlooking the pool and the Rift Valley.

 
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Camping

If you wish to experience the beauty of the Rift Valley while sleeping under the stars and indulging in pure nature, come to our disused helipad camping ground. Please inquire via the button below.
 
 

The Restaurant

Spend time tasting our homemade coffee and diverse cuisines from the veranda of our Arabica Restaurant and Bar while enjoying an excellent view over the Rift Valley.

Opening hours

Breakfast:  6.30 am – 10 am

Lunch/Dinner: 12 pm – 9 pm

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Business Events

Utengule Coffee Lodge is also the perfect location for your business event. Let your team get active in a unique and inspiring place – teambuilding in nature, a perfect starting point for sport activities and delicious food. 

 

Meet the Team

 
Lodge Manager at Utengule Coffee Lodge

Debbie

Manager

Marketing chief and tour guide Utengule Coffee Lodge

Abdullah

Marketing

& Tours

Head receptionist at Utengule Coffee Lodge

Betty

Head Receptionist

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K2

House Dog

Barista at Utengule Coffee Lodge

Joel

Barista

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Moses

Chef

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Contact us

If you have any questions regarding your stay or booking, we are happy to help you. We will get back to you within 1-2 days.

Or give us a call at:

 

Mail Address:

Utengule Coffee Lodge

PO Box 139, Mbeya, Tanzania 

Directions

 

Utengule is a 20 km distance from Mbeya town. It can be reached by driving 12 km on the highway towards Zambia and then turning right at Mbalizi town. From that point, it is another 8 km on the all-season road to reach Utengule Estate and Lodge. All turning points are indicated with signboards.

 

BY AIR

A fast and cheap way to get to Utengule is by plane. There are several flights a day from and to Dar es Salaam, while Mbeya airport is just 15 minutes away from Utengule Coffee Lodge. On request we are happy to arrange airport transfers or if you prefer you can also take a Taxi.

> Air Tanzania

> Precision Air

> Auric Air

BY ROAD – From Dar es Salaam, Zambia or Malawi borders

From Dar it takes about 10 to 12 hours over mainly good tarmac road, passing Chalinzee, Morogoro, Mikumi National Park (Camps available) and Iringa (recommended Lodge is Kisolanza Farm, 60 km after Iringa towards Mbeya)​.

BY TRAIN

Utengule can also be reached with TAZARA, which leaves from Dar es Salaam City  passing through Selous park and reaching Mbeya the next day. It is strongly recommended always to book an entire 1st class compartment well in advance. All trains have a restaurant wagon which serves meals but own food and beverage are recommended.