Arusha is known as Tanzania’s safari capital. Almost all travellers visiting Tanzania’s northern parks travel through this town. It is a great place to stay for one or two days before setting off on safari. Arusha has beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru and the lovely Arusha National Park, where the black-and-white colobus monkey can be seen.
The best accommodation in Arusha:
This lodge, situated just outside Arusha National Park, has a homely atmosphere. Twiga Lodge is built in a wonderful garden full of fruit trees, which attracts lots of monkeys and birds. The restaurant serves delicious fresh food. There a many nice places in the house where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Meru. The rooms are romantic decorated and comfortable.
Price range: $240 - € 260 pp (fullboard)
A simple but comfortable and clean lodge close to Arusha’s city centre. The lodge is located on the hills of Mount Meru, in the middle of Tanzania’s local life. It has a wonderful garden with large swimming pool. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and toilet. The restaurant offers tasty local and international food.
Price range: $70-$100 (incl breakfast)
Rivertrees Country Inn is a small-scale lodge between Arusha town and Kilimanjaro airport. Very charming and the setting is beautiful: in a big garden with swimming pool and views over Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru. The surrounding offers lots of options for walking, biking, horse-riding or to visit a coffee plantation. The service is good and the rooms are cosy and comfortable. The food is delicious with fresh herbs and vegetables from their own garden.
Price range: $96- $145 pp (incl breakfast)
This very nice remote place is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The service and food is very good, with attention to detail. Superb views of Mount Meru. The rooms are tastefully decorated; a mixture of Zanzibari style and modern hardwood furnishing. The food is fantastic and they even serve coffee grown on their own plantation.
Price range: $200 - $450 (incl breakfast)
Set in the tropical gardens of a coffee farm, just outside Arusha, this luxury lodge features ten beautiful garden cottages and two family cottages. Decorated with African art and beautiful colonial-style furnishings. Each with an amazing view of Mount Meru from its own private veranda. Here you will find relaxing spa treatments, gourmet dining and first-class hospitality.
Prices: $410 - $580 (full board)
Feel free to mix and match the different accommodation styles to create your dream safari!
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