Arusha

Arusha is a bustling town serving as Northern Tanzania’s safari capital, with the Kilimanjaro International Airport just a short 40km drive away. The town is also the gateway to Arusha National Park – a safari gem often overlooked by tourists despite the fact that it boasts an incredible diversity of animals and habitats.

One of the only places in Northern Tanzania to see the acrobatic colobus monkey, Arusha National Park’s mountainous forest is also home to the blue monkey, as well as a vivid array of birdlife including the beautifully colored trogons and turacos. To the north of the park are the Momela Lakes, where brilliant hues of blue and green water reflect the rolling grassy hills enclosing them. This area is frequented by thousands of flamingos, waterbucks, zebras and giraffe who all come down to drink at sunset, when the sky is a symphony of reds and oranges.

In the middle of Arusha National Park’s forest region is Ngurdoto Crater, which has formed a marshy bowl where herds of buffalo and warthog thrive. Although there are no lions in Arusha National Park, the leopards and spotted hyenas of the region are always keeping a close eye on the grazing inhabitants.

On a clear day, the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro are visible from within Arusha National Park as Africa’s highest peak is just 50km away. Famed for being the highest walkable summit in the world (at 5895m), Mount Kilimanjaro is a timeless African icon. While herds of elephant cross the savannah below, hikers make their way up the peak through rain forest, moorland, alpine desert and the snow and ice that awaits near the summit. Conquering the highest point of Africa leaves one with a profound sense of satisfaction and an unmistakable tie to the African continent.

Visitors to Arusha town have a range of accommodation options available including Serena Mountain Village, Arusha Coffee Lodge (on a coffee plantantion) and Mount Meru Game Lodge. Speak to us about crafting your perfect Northern Tanzanian safari to Arusha, Arusha National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

 

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Lake Duluti Lodge

Secluded and peaceful, Lake Duluti Lodge is a small luxury lodge on the outskirts of Arusha, set in a working coffee farm on the shores of Lake Duluti. A convenient and comfortable place to start a Tanzania adventure, whether you’re going on safari in the Serengeti or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the lodge is just 15 minutes from Arusha and 40 minutes from Kilimanjaro airport. With its mature indigenous trees, glimpses of mountains and of lake, the atmosphere is tranquil and relaxed with personal butler service.

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Legendary Lodge

Legendary Lodge

An idyllic retreat on the outskirts of Arusha, Legendary Lodge is set on a working coffee farm with a real Out of Africa appeal. Run by Legendary Expeditions, the lodge has the same excellent service and attention to detail as their exclusive safari camps, with lush tropical gardens, a swimming pool and a spa for the most relaxing of luxury breaks.

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Onsea House

Onsea House

If you would like to stay in the safari capital of Tanzania, then Onsea House is the place for you.  It is located in Arusha, which is the busiest safari hub on the Tanzanian mainland, and is within reach of most of the fascinating landmarks and exciting game viewing in the Serengeti.  The hotel is located seven minutes from town, is easy to find and is the ideal location if you want to stay over in a location conveniently located close to an airport at the end of your stay, or at the beginning of your African safari adventure.

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Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Organising your Tanzanian African safari?  Tired of the usual hotels and want to stay somewhere different?  Arusha Coffee Lodge is an exclusive lodge based on a working coffee farm.  In addition to the usual safari luxuries that a first-class guesthouse offers, you can also experience the full life-cycle of coffee farming.  Here you can see how coffee is planted, harvested, dried and roasted.  You can even purchase your own aromatic blend of freshly roasted coffee!  The lodge embodies the grace of old colonial plantations in the exterior and interiors, and you will never forget your stay at this beautiful farm.

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Arusha Hotel

Since its establishment in 1894, the Arusha Hotel has been an oasis for travellers and adventurers exploring the Eastern parts of Africa. Situated in the heart of the bustling town of Arusha, the hotel is one of the oldest in Africa and has a rich history – providing it with plenty of character and charm. Among the esteemed guests that have stayed here over its many years of operation are Baron Von Blixen, John Wayne, President Bill Clinton, Will Smith and Miriam Makeba. The hotel is conveniently located for those on safari and en route to Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru or the various national parks nearby.

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Mount Meru Game Lodge

Mount Meru Game Lodge

A luxury modern hotel centrally located in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, Mount Meru Hotel is ideal for a comfortable stopover before and after a Kilimanjaro trek, a safari in the Serengeti or for a business trip. With all the facilities of a good international hotel, it has been recently refurbished with an understated African opulence and is set in beautifully maintained grounds and gardens that are an oasis of tranquillity in the busy city. With wide views towards Mount Meru at the front and over lush gardens and golf course at the back, it’s easy to forget you’re in the city at all.

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