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Arusha Coffee Lodge


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 African safari.

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. Much of the original charm and feel remains here at Arusha Coffee Lodge and it is easy to imagine the golden era of this once bustling colonial plantation. 

Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions recommend Arusha Coffee Lodge as a first class pre or post Kilimanjaro climb accommodation option, or for those looking to rest and relax after their long haul travel to East Africa, before commencing their safari based itinerary else where in Tanzania. 


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Arusha Coffee Lodge: one of the best hotels in the Kilimanjaro area.

Arusha is a small but busy city on the Southern side of Mt Meru, close to the border of Kenya. Arusha is the centre for wildlife tourism in Northern Tanzania as it is the gateway to many of Tanzania’s premium safari parks and destinations, including the Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Mt Kilimanjaro. At 1400 meters, Arusha has a cool comfortable climate, with fertile forest soils that have historically supported expansive coffee plantations, many of which are still operational today. Arusha town is also the commercial centre for mining of Tanzanite, a precious stone only found in Tanzania, and said to be a thousand times rarer
than diamonds.

Arusha Coffee Lodge is ideally located on the Western edge of Arusha town, on the tranquil grounds of Burka Coffee Estate, one of the largest in Tanzania. It is conveniently located close to Arusha Airport, and along the road leading out to Tanzania’s Tarangire, Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With a convenient location and beautiful setting, Arusha Coffee Lodge provides the perfect location to begin and end a safari adventure holiday.

Accommodation at Arusha Coffee Lodge comprises 30 beautifully appointed 'Plantation Houses' dotted in and around the grounds. 12 of these are private suites, the further 18 being spacious rooms. Each room has it's own private decking area which overlooks the berry laden coffee bushes. On-site there is a gourmet restaurant, a curio shop, swimming pool and even a Tanzanite boutique (selling some of the most rare gem stones to be found in the world). Babysitting or nanny services are available.


Visit the Museum of Natural History. 

Visit the Masai market.

‘From-bean-to-cup’ guided coffee tour. 

Daily game drives with picnic lunch to Mount Meru and Arusha National Park.

The Land Rover Experience Centre & Test Driving Track.

Some useful information

Temperature: Low - 15 ºC / 59F High - 35ºC / 95F

Altitude: 1380m

Global coordinates: 3°22’28.78”S 36°38’37.68”E

Rainfall: approximately 1052 mm per year.

Climate: Warm, dry days & cool nights, low humidity

By Car: 

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

Getting to The Manor can be done either driving directly from Kilimanjaro or Arusha or flying from Arusha to Manyara airstrip.

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)

By Air: 

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)

(Situation of Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha.)