Arusha Coffee Lodge (Arusha) Tanzania
Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any safari.
Arusha Coffee Lodge is strategically located on the western edge of Arusha, and is five minutes from the Arusha Airport, where there are regular flights to the Northern Safari destinations frequented by most visitors.
Plantation Cottages - A Haven for Relaxation
Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses – inclusive of 12 Plantation Suites – that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900’s.
The Arusha Coffee Lodge comprises of the main farmhouse and 30 private colonial-style plantation houses, 12 of which are newly built plantation suites. The main house is made up of the front of house reception, indoor & outdoor dining areas, the bar, lounge and boutique. Decorated in the traditional earthy tones of plantation houses, the feeling is natural and welcoming with soft lighting, woven rugs and wooden flooring.
These split-level houses have cosy fireplaces and large verandahs with great views of the surrounding coffee fields. Rooms are equipped with coffee & tea making facilities and mini-bars and boast large four-poster beds or twins, Egyptian cotton linens & mosquito netting and luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
A coffee lover's paradise, Arusha Coffee Lodge offers tours of the plantation where bushes of this well-loved crop lay heavy with berries. A day game drive to the volcanic Mount Meru and the diverse habitat of the Arusha National Park will certainly be an experience of a lifetime, with zebra, giraffe, buffalo, flamingos and the black-and-white colobus monkey among the animals that inhabit the area. For a unique tour, visit the only Tanzanite mine in the world. The Maasai market on Faya Road is a lively affair and the Natural History Museum housed in the old German boma holds some fascinating fossils and photographs and is well worth a visit.
The Arusha Coffee Lodge's luxurious lounge is warm & inviting with leather sofas, exposed brick walls and wooden floors. Sit by the fire place for a cosy night in. The bar has a comfortable pub-style atmosphere with stunning gardens and a terrace and overlooks the pond which is decorated with mosaic tiles. For a refreshing dip after a day exploring there is an outdoor swimming pool.
The homely feel of the Lodge is by no means accidental as the origins of the homestead continue to emit glimpses of times-gone-by. The friendly and personable staff help create an ambiance that continues to draw appreciation from all those who visit and stay. Within the main Plantation House reside an ‘a la carte’ restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which possess inviting open log fires that will fill the cool night air with a comforting warmth and a welcoming glow.
The Arusha Coffee Lodge has a range of menus to suit every palette. The main a la carte dining menu is chock full of continental & traditional culinary delights and they have a special wood-burning pizza oven. The dining room overlooks a beautiful water feature and is comfortable and warm with soft lighting, brick walls & leather furnishings. During the day, the large French windows allow light to pour in. Enjoy a barbeque supper or a plentiful African buffet on the themed nights which are decorated accordingly. With two boutiques, an enclosed and intimate swimming pool and a popular garden terrace, Arusha Coffee Lodge encourages exploration and discovery at every turn.
The Perfect Beginning and End to Any Safari
From the industrious coffee pickers gathering in the harvest, to the aromas of the morning brew emanating from the main Plantation House as breakfast is being prepared, Arusha Coffee Lodge is full of sensory experiences!
Accommodation Rates:- From $220 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.