Utengule is at 20 km distance from Mbeya town. It can be reached by driving 12 km on the highway towards Zambia and then turn right at Mbalizi town. From that point it is another 8 km on good road to reach Utengule Estate and Lodge. All turning points are marked with signboards.
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There are three main options for travelling to Mbeya/Utengule
Fast and cheap way to get to Utengule is by plane. There are several flights a day from and to Dar es Salaam and Mbeya airport is just 15 minutes away from Utengule Coffee Lodge. On request we are happy to arrange airport transfers or if you prefer you can also take a Taxi. Fastjet Link Precision Air Link Auric Air Link
from Dar es Salaam, Zambia or Malawi borders. From Dar it takes about 10 hours over mainly good tarmac road, passing Chalinzee, Morogoro, Mikumi Park (Camps available), Iringa (recommended Lodge is Kisolanza Farm, 60 km after Iringa towards Mbeya)
By train with TAZARA
, which leaves Dar es Salaam on Tuesdays and Fridays at 15:45 passing through Selous park and reaching Mbeya next day at around 14:00. It is strongly recommended always to book an entire 1st class compartment well in advance. All trains have a restaurant car which serve meals through out the whole day.
For guests using a helicopter as a means of transportation, there is the possibility of flying directly to the Utengule Coffee Lodge.
, landing at the Lodge's own helipad, located at the co-ordinates:
33º 19.24’ East
8º 53.06’ South