An Aromatic and Sensory Experience

Lying on the gently 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 East African safari.

Plantation Cottages - A Haven for Relaxation 

Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses 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.

Never Far From The Aroma of Coffee

The theme of coffee permeates throughout Arusha Coffee Lodge, reflecting in the colours and textures of the delightfully comfortable accommodations with beautifully appointed en suite bathrooms.

The Main Plantation House - An Idyll of Warmth

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 cafe bistro and a cozy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires to warm you from the cool night air. 

With an enclosed, intimate swimming pool, a popular garden terrace, and acres of lush coffee plantation, Arusha Coffee Lodge encourages exploration and discovery at every turn.

The Perfect Beginning and End to Any African 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 that revitalizes the body and soul for the adventures and excitement that lie ahead.

 

Breakfast

Our restaurant is open Monday to Friday 6:30am to 10:00am for breakfast. You can choose between a full buffet breakfast (if available), or a continental breakfast. Alternatively you may order from our a la carte menu.

Garden Buffet Luncheon

Under the direction of the Executive Chef, Arusha Coffee Lodge offers a delicious daily 4-course luncheon buffet.

‘The Garden Buffet ‘ offers a selection of succulent meats, a wide variety of fresh vegetarian options, delicious desserts, and aromatic coffees all of which are served in the relaxing atmosphere of the Coffee Lodge’s garden.

The Grill Room

The Grill Room is the ideal locale for those wishing to enjoy a menu that has been crafted with a discerning palate in mind. This menu, created and devised by our Executive Chef, pays homage to international gourmet and culinary techniques whilst featuring the very finest in fresh, locally sourced produce that in turn enhances each dish with that all-important local flavoring.

With a host of excellent wines to choose from, served by our friendly and attentive team of waiters and waitresses, The Grill Room will make each and every visit a very special occasion indeed. The Grill Room is located within the main house at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

The Bistro - An all-day and all-night bistro café

With indoor and garden terrace seating available, and serviced by its very own bar, coffee station and pizza oven, The Bistro serves a rich variety of dishes all prepared using the very best of fresh, locally sourced produce.

A variety of hot platters - including meat, fish, pasta as well as our ‘straight-from-the-oven’ pizzas - are complemented by a choice of deliciously crisp and healthy salads. With a selection of daily home-baked cakes and an array of hot coffees all made from locally grown beans, a visit to The Bistro is one to savour - any time of the day.

Room Service

Enjoy 24-our hour room service. Menu options are located in your room. You may also order beverages such as beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks or juice.

Coffee Lodge Picnic Lunch

For those wishing to have ‘lunch-on-the-go’, we are delighted to offer you a delicious Picnic Lunch Box. A vegetarian picnic lunch box is available on request. Other dietary needs can also be catered for.

 

 

Arusha Coffee Lodge is strategically located on the western edge of Arusha, and is five minutes from the Arusha Airport.

  • Transfer time to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport: Between 1 hour and 1.5 hours depending on time of day.
  • Transfer time to/from Arusha Coffee Lodge to Arusha Town centre: 35 minutes drive (approx)
  • Transfer time to/from Arusha Coffee Lodge to Arusha airstrip : 10 minutes drive (approx)

Flight time to/from Arusha airstrip to:

  • Kuro (Tarangire) - 20 minutes
  • Manyara (Ngorongoro) - 25 minutes
  • Lobo (Serengeti) - 55 minutes

Transfer time to/from Kilimanjaro airport: 3 hours 45 minutes (approx)

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Arriving in Tanzania without a transfer?

Book your chauffeur-driven transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport to Arusha Coffee Lodge, and you have the added assurance of being met at the airport by one of Coffee Lodge's representatives.

For more information regarding transfer assistance, please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The ‘Bean-to-Cup’ Coffee Estate Tour

Explore the world of coffee like never before.

A walk around the workings of the coffee plantation to see how the coffee is grown, harvested, dried, and produced into the aromatic coffee that we drink every day.

Duration of Tour: 1 hour

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Visit to Arusha National Park

The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.

The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colourful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the black-and-white colobus monkey is easily seen.

In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog.

About Arusha National Park

Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town..

Getting there

An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.

What to do

Forest walks, numerous picnic sites

For more information about the Arusha National Park, visit the tanzaniaparks.com

Arusha City Highlights

If you have time to spare, take advantage of the opportunity to see more of the sights and sounds of Arusha.

Visit to the Museum of Natural History

Only five minutes drive from the Lodge and full of everything you need to know about the country’s history, geography and flora and fauna.

Visit to the Tanzanite Museum

Discover tanzanite, its history, mystery and rarity as you visit the museum. Indulge in tanzanites rich and colourful stories from the mining, to the processing and sorting of tanzanite, as well as the cutting and polishing, all the way down to the finished, sparkling gemstone in your hand.

You are invited into the auditorium, to sit back and relax while finding out all there is to know about the fascinating, unique and intriguing universe of tanzanite.

See first hand how each tanzanite facet is cut to perfection at the in-house Lapidary to ensure maximum brilliance and beauty. For more information, visit tanzaniteexperience.com

Visit to the Maasai Market

This is a one stop shopping area for handicrafts made by local Tanzanians. You get to buy various handicrafts made of ebony, redwood etc and various types of paintings made by local artisans. There is a large scope for bargaining here. Always visit markets with a guide and keep personal possessions close to you.

Visit to the Cultural Center

The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is located in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a place where the past and present of the Tanzania's 120-plus tribes can be viewed in a single compound. The centre boasts of various carvings and gemstones, artifacts, clothing and books.

This visit can be organized simply by asking reception at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day Trip to Ngorongoro

A day trip to the Ngorongoro Crater will be the highlight of any stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

The Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera is the pride of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi).

Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres) high.

Although thought of as "a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, up to 20% or more of the wildebeest and half the zebra populations vacate the Crater in the wet season. However, a side effect of this enclosure is that there is a resident population of Ngorongoro lions.

For further information regarding these excursions please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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