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Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha Cofee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge Hotel Review

The easily accessible town of Arusha is a great first (or last) stop for travelers exploring the iconic National Parks of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Manyara)! It’s also home to this charming hotel nestled among the greenery of one of Tanzania’s oldest coffee plantations.

Enjoy waking up to the aroma of freshly roasted coffee and the chatter of the resident monkey clan but keep an eye on your cellphone – the monkeys are tech savvy! After a delicious breakfast served in the main house head out to explore Mt Meru or Mount Kilimanjaro or head into the Cultural Heritage center in town to shop for amazing local crafts.

 

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Style

Arusha Coffee Lodge hearkens back to an earlier time by respecting the heritage of the original homestead from the early 1900’2. The spacious suites are housed in free standing cottages scattered throughout the grounds, each offering plenty of privacy and amenities to enable you to recover from jetlag or from your active safari circuit. With plenty of space to spread out, the rooms all include en suite bathrooms with shower and free-standing bathtubs, large beds romantically draped in mosquito netting, and ample outdoor space from which to enjoy the antics of the local monkey population. Each room also includes a private fireplace either indoors or on the outside verandah.

Culinary

The Homestead houses the main restaurant The Grill Room, as well as the smaller café bistro and a bar/lounge all arranged around a central reflecting pond that (like many other places on property) often attracts the attention of the resident monkeys. The Grill Room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day – we recommend requesting a table in the garden to enjoy the beautiful grounds alongside your meal. Alternatively, the Bistro is an all-day and all-night alternative with a slightly more casual menu and its own pizza oven. Our favorite dish – the corn fritters featuring fresh local produce throughout!

Other On Site Activities

The charming collection of shops on property offer great shopping for all those gifts you need to bring home to loved ones (or for yourself 😉). With options ranging from a coffee shop to a Tanzanite dealer there’s something for everyone but our personal favorite is the Shanga shop. This amazing workshop is dedicated to supporting and empowering community members with disabilities. Through their on-site workshop they create works of art (often from recycled or upcycled materials) for sale in the shop. Make sure to ask for a tour of the workshop during your visit – many of the artisans even give lessons to guests!

Elsewhere on property, near the swimming pool, the Peaberries Spa offers relaxing treatments like massages, pedicures, manicures and more.

Get out & Explore:

Coffee Estate Tours

Arusha National Park

Arusha Museum of Natural History

Maasai Market

Cultural Center

Tanzanite Museum

Plan Your Tanzania Trip:

 

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Getting There:

Arusha Airport (ARK)

5 min away from airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

1,5h drive

 

Ideal Length of Stay:

2 – 4 days

When to go:

A year-round destination

 

Who should go: 

Coffee Lovers, Couples, Families, Animal Lovers

 

 

Combine with:

 

Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Serengeti National Park,

Zanzibar

Kenya

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