Introducing Pugu Hills

Pugu Hills, which begins about 15km southwest of Dar es Salaam and extends past Kisarawe, is lightly wooded, with two small forest reserves, and offers an escape from the urban scene. Despite its proximity to the city, the Pugu area is not urbanised.

Pugu Hills Nature Centre is a fantastic, tranquil place located on a hillside backing onto the Pugu Forest Reserve. It offers four spacious, en suite bungalows. There is also an area provided to pitch your tent, along with shower facilities and a restaurant serving tasty vegetarian and other meals. Pugu Hills arranges hikes with a local guide in the hills around the reserve, ranging from one hour to a full, strenuous day. It’s also possible to arrange a visit to one of East Africa’s largest cattle markets (two to three hours on foot), and there’s a beautiful nature pool at the centre. Advance bookings, whether via SMS, telephone call or email, are essential for all visits, day or overnight, to Pugu Hills.(source

Although the lodge has closed operations since 2013 requests for bookings are still continuing up to present (end 2015).