ENVI signs new lodge in Tanzania

by: Felicity Cousins | April 5, 2024

TANZANIA: ENVI Lodges the luxury low impact brand is expanding its African presence after signing a new lodge near Arusha in Tanzania. 

The 20-key ENVI Kili marks the hospitality company’s second venture in East Africa, with a deal to manage the ENVI Paje ecolodge in Zanzibar inked last year.

Tanzanian Government figures show that the country’s tourism industry hit a record 1.81 million travellers in 2023, up 24.3 per cent on 1.45 million in 2022, and generating receipts of $3.36 billion 2023, compared to a pre-pandemic (2019) high of $2.6 billion.

Scheduled to open at the end of next year, the low impact tented camp will offer facilities including a clubhouse for dining and entertainment, relaxation rooms, and an activities programme, a wellness facility offering alternative nature-based treatments and a yoga deck. The restaurant will source ingredients from the ENVI garden and surrounding farms;

With views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, ENVI Kili caters for those staying in Arusha before or after safari drives, with the city renowned as the gateway to Tanzania’s safari destinations, including the Serengeti National Park (pictured above).

The ENVI Kili project is being created in partnership with American company Global Tourism Investments Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary Tanzanian company Golf Safari Resorts & Spa, founded by Niru and Chandu Patel.

Chris Nader, Co-Founder of ENVI Lodges said: “We are incredibly proud to join forces with the esteemed Patel family, united by our shared commitment to forging a sustainable future for Tanzania’s hospitality sector, not only improving Arusha for its visitors, but its residents.”

Earlier this year the ENVI Lodges entered a strategic partnership with Blue Ocean Capital France (BOCF) to develop four lodges in France. Read more below.

ENVI Lodges to expand in Europe with four sites in France

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