Overview

The attractive little town of Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, it offers a plethora of attractions and adventures.

The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and markets, and is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days before embarking on a safari or attempting to scale Kilimanjaro.

Highlights include the Arusha National Park in Ngurdoto Crater, the National Natural History Museum and the ancient Laetoli Footprint, set in volcanic ash, as well as the beautiful coffee plantations that dot the landscape.

Top Accommodation ‐ Arusha

Arusha Coffee House

Arusha, Tanzania
  • TypeLodge

Located in a verdant coffee plantation, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari. Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses, 30 wooden chalets with spacious, airy and modern interiors are nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and coffee trees.

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Onsea House

Arusha, Tanzania
  • TypeGuest House

The cosy and tranquil Onsea House offers luxurious comfort, combined with fine dining and the ultimate in personalised service. Just five tastefully decorate and cosy rooms are set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Gracious four-poster beds add to the colonial African atmosphere. Self-Contained guest cottages cater for up to six guests, while a family suite with a private garden and living room caters for those travelling with children.

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Machweo Wellness Retreat

Arusha, Tanzania
  • TypeGuest House

Experience the tranquil Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining, set on the slopes of a hill that offers unparalleled panoramic views across the Maasai steppes and over the Monduli Mountains and scenic Mount Meru. Machweo is the Swahili word for sunset and there is no better place to enjoy the glory of the African sun going down. Situated just a short drive from the centre of Arusha, Machweo is a soothing retreat from the bustle of the busy town.

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