Come visit us at our farm and experience our passion for coffee
Our farm, the Shangri-La Estate, is located in Northern Tanzania, at the foot of the NgoroNgoro Conservation Area. Come and experience the home of one of Tanzania’s best premium coffees produced and sold directly by our farm.
Pre-book a coffee walk
Depending on the season, visitors’ can experience at first-hand how coffee trees are planted and pruned, coffee berries are harvested and fermented, or how the beans are dried and sorted. A comprehensive introduction given in our visitors’ centre, followed by a walk through our fields with one of our coffee guides will provide you with great insights into our farm history, growing processes and culture.
After a 2h trip around, you have the opportunity to relax with a cup of coffee on our beautiful colonial-style farm house located at the center of our farm. Deckchairs in our subtropical garden right in front of our veranda allow for optimal enjoyment.
Make yourself at home in the center of one of Tanzania’s most beautiful destinations
Our farm, the Shangri-La Estate, is located in Northern Tanzania, in the natural paradise of the vast highlands between the NgoroNgoro Crater and the Kilimanjaro. The farm is located in the immediate vicinity of one of Tanzania’s most beautiful and animal-rich wildlife territories, including renown safari-destinations such as the NgoroNgoro conservation area, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Thanks to the location of the farm, depending on your preferences you can start a new and unforgettable safari-adventure every day and experience the life on a Tanzanian coffee farm, as well as the hustle and bustle in the neighbouring village of Karatu.
Exemplary holiday week
Of course, our focus is coffee growing. However, we have put together a 7-day holiday program (flights not included) with a local safari company, which looks as follows:
Day 1: Arrival at the guesthouse, preferably around noon (depending on flights). Accommodation and exploration of the surrounding area.
Day 2: Safari to Manyara National Park. This park is only a 40-minute drive from the farm. It is one of the smallest, but most diverse and rewarding natural reserves in Tanzania with its 352 square-kilometres.
Day 3: Farm, coffee production and roasting – An insightful tour with our farm guide.
Day 4: Safari to the NgoroNgoro Crater. This national park is located in the south of the Serengeti and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 5: Visit the neighbouring town of Karatu, the local Secondary School, supported by the farm and the farm’s own kindergarten, accompanied by our guide.
Day 6: Relaxation at the house.
Day 7: Departure to Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport. Souvenir shopping is possible on the way.