Arusha

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Arusha

Arusha lies at the foot of Mount Meru, half way between Cape Town and Cairo. It is the starting point for most Tanzania safaris, with good access to the northern parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and of course, Arusha National Park itself. It is within driving distance of Mt Meru.

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Featured itineraries

Tanzania Northern Highlights

Seven-day lodge-based small group safari visiting the world famous Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater.

Destination

  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Family Travel
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Group Travel

Prices from£1555 pp

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Altitude Acclimatisation Safari

This short, 3-day altitude acclimatisation safari visits Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, and includes a climb of Ol Deani in Ngorongoro. It provides good acclimatisation up to 3188m, and is ideal for those attempting a rapid Kilimanjaro ascent.

Destination

  • Tanzania
  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£1075 pp

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Into the Maasai Lands

Explore the Maasai Lands of Tanzania, East Africa, visiting remote Maasai communities, seeing wildlife within and outside the national parks, and ending with a tour of Ngorongoro Crater.

Destination

  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£2940 pp

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Accommodation

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge enjoys an enviable location on one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, just outside Arusha. It's a great alternative to the more anonymous business hotels in the city centre.

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Hatari Lodge

Hatari Lodge is Arusha National Park's standout safari lodge. Set on the grounds of the former home of Hardy Krüger, Hatari enjoys a fabulous location in the north of the park, overlooking the Momella meadow and, beyond it, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Ilboru Safari Lodge

Ilboru Safari Lodge is a popular, affordable hotel, located at the base of Mt. Meru on the outskirts of Arusha Town. Set in 5 acres of land, it's a comfy retreat from the bustle of the nearby city.

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Impala Hotel

Impala Hotel is situated in a quiet suburb of Arusha, close to the base of Mt. Meru, and offers basic accommodation. It is popular with Kilimanjaro climbers and those on budget safaris.

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KIA Lodge

Just a short drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport, KIA lodge is a comfortable small hotel situated on a secluded hill outside of Arusha, with a great view of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding savannah.

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Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort

Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort is a comfortable hotel offering good facilities (pool, spa, gym) and easy access to the Marangu and Rongai trailheads.

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Moivaro Lodge

Moivaro Lodge is set just outside Arusha on a working coffee plantation, and serves as a wonderful retreat from which to enjoy the impressive safari and trekking opportunities of East Africa.

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Mt Meru Game Lodge

Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary is a small, private lodge set on the outskirts of Arusha. It was founded in 1959 by Dr A Von Nagy, originally as a wildlife sanctuary before being converted into a lodge.

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Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is an early-twentieth century German farmhouse turned country retreat, set just outside Arusha on the forested slopes of Mt Meru.

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Onsea House

Onsea House is a small family-owned and managed guesthouse situated on the outskirts of Arusha. A nice contrast to the busy city hotels of central Arusha, it offers comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting.

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Rivertrees Country Inn

Rivertrees Country Inn is a charming small lodge set a short distance from Arusha town and within easy reach of Kilimanjaro Airport. Formerly the home of Martina Gehrken Trappe, it has a homely atmosphere and lots of character.

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The Arusha Hotel

The Arusha Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Arusha, dating back to the late 19th-century. It is located in the commercial heart of the city, close to the clock tower roundabout, and offers 86 guest rooms.

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Testimonial

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