A stay at Safari Lodge will allow you to experience nature, village life, peace and tranquility BUT be just 20 minutes drive from bustling central Accra. The lodge is a 'Back to Nature' type of place . Its for those who value natural african simplicity over mod cons , generator, air con and power showers. There are solar lights for when there are power cuts and due to the high altitude of the property it is cool especially at night so air-con is not necessary. There is ALWAYS water available but as in all Ghana very occasionally the water is rationed by the government and if this happened water will be brought to you directly to the house via our large water storage tanks in the garden. Go native and try and traditional african bucket shower.
Wake up early morning to birdsong and lush mountains as you peep through your curtains. After breakfast on the terrace watching the sun rise over the hills descend down the steep hills to bustling, hot and dusty Accra. By evening return to the cool tranquility of Safari lodge. You will literally feel the air freshen and cool as you once again ascend the steep slopes while watching the twinkling lights of Accra below. One advantage of this cool climate is there are very few mosquitoes at Safari Lodge. The apartment has two bedrooms an adjoining bathroom, kitchen, dining area and living room. It has a large terraces where you can dine al fresco or just sit sipping your favourite drink watching the sun rise or sink over the mountains. The apartments is completely self contained within its own gardens. The gardens are full of fruit trees, papaya, tangerine, lemon, lime, guava and banana and advocate.
Safari Logde is a place of natural simplicity. We have solar lights and due to its high altitude the weather at Safari Lodge can be quite cool, especially at night so that air-conditioners are not necessary.\
There is a security man/gardener/housekeeper who lives on the premises with his wife and family. He will welcome you to the lodge and give you the key and show you around. If you have any questions he will always be there to help but he will not intrude and you will be able to live in your self-contained apartment with garden without having to interact with anyone. If you require a maid or cleaning service this can be negotiated directly with the housekeeper and his wife but payment must be made for this.
The neighbourhood around Safari Lodge is spectacular. It has an african village environment, but is also part of Accra, being in the northern suburbs. The surrounding mountains are full of trails which can unexpectedly end up in a secluded village which seems stuck in time. Nearby is a mountian-bike hire company where you can take guided tours of the surrounding countryside on mountain bikes or just hiking. Aburi Botanical Gardens is just minutes away. Here you can find species of trees from all over the world. The immediate area has many great restaurants. Nearest is Aruba Guesthouse which has incredible dishes, Hillburi hotel and Little Acre. All restaurants are set in wonderful ground with that spectacular view over the mountains and Accra which you can only find in this area which is fast becoming known as the 'Beverley Hills of Accra'. Bob Marley's wife Rita Marley is a near neighbour and the Bob Marley Foundation carries out a lot of social projects in this area. Both Little Acre Hotel and Hillburi hotel and both have amazing swimming pools. Please note we do not provide towels but do provide cooking utensils and bed linen. As said the place is a 'back to nature ' type of place and if you need streamlined mod cons and masses of electronic kitchen equipment and aircon/generator it is not at this flat. There is a fridge freezer, and cooker.