Why this place? The rock formation that dominates the hills of Butiama is mesmerizing where small fauna, such as birds, monkeys, mongoose, tortoise etc. will be seen basking in the sun and where traces of the ancient world may be seen on ancient rock paintings. Our pool bar and restaurant built around a massive rock serve local and international beverages and cuisine 365 days per year. Butiama has more up its sleeve though; the cool highlands, dry weather, quiet and peaceful location, proximity to the Serengeti and particularly the less crowded West Serengeti, the Zanaki culture and their way of life, even myths about treasures hidden by German explorers in caves on some of its hills back in the 19th century. All these and more are attractions that are readily available to visitors from within the country and from the world.
Stories about the place
Mwitongo being the birthplace of the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere and where he was finally laid to rest, affords Mwitongo and the Mara region a prime position in the history of Tanzania, where visitors may set back the hands of time as they track the path of Mwalimu’s early years to when he made history and until after his passing.
Meet The Hosts
Neema is Tanzanian and Calogero her husband, Italian. They have lived in different countries in Europe and have travelled extensively in Africa, Europe and Asia, before moving to Tanzania in 2016 to revamp an old and rundown family facility into a standard hotel. They enjoy hosting and paying attention to every detail to ensure that their guests get a memorable experience with them.