Luxury accommodation close to Arusha Town and Arusha National Park
Built on the site of an old coffee farm, the German-owned Arumeru River Lodge was opened in 2005 and offers just ten two-roomed Luxury thatched cottages set in spacious grounds, bounded by two rivers. The lodge offers a heated swimming pool with a stunning thatched open-sided area, which houses a fine-dining restaurant (French chef) and bar. The lodge main building offers a lounge with open fire, bar and reception (business centre and boutique).
The Arumeru River Lodge terrace restaurant offers view of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro and the gardens. The Luxury rooms overlook the river and swamp area, which offers three species of monkey and a wide variety of birds. The lodge offers a solar-heated swimming pool and sundeck, a jogging trail, a boutique and internet facilities.
The Town of Arusha
One of Tanzania's most developed and fastest growing towns, the bustling ‘Safari Town' of Arusha is a hive of arrival and departure activity as countless 4WD safari vehicles load up with provisions and set off with their passengers into the endless, game-teeming plains of the National Parks. Established in 1900 as a minor German military garrison, Arusha lies halfway between the Cape and Cairo and was once a major trading post for the local Waarusha and Wameru tribes. Nowadays it is not only the country's most active tourism centre but also an important regional business and administrative centre and host to a colourful array of street markets, museums, craft shops, Makonde carving workshops, street cafes, restaurants and bars.
Arusha National Park
The smallest yet one of the most beguiling of Tanzania's National Parks, the 137-sq-km Arusha National Park offers an unrivalled diversity of safari experiences due to the three distinct ecological zones of its composition. Activities range from a trek up the forested slopes of a fifteen million years old extinct volcano called Ngurdoto Crater, the discovery of the seven alkaline and flamingo-frosted Momela Lakes, which are the haunt of some 380 species of water birds, or an ascent to the misted heights of Mount Meru. At 4,566m above sea level Mount Meru is the 5th highest mountain in Africa and offers one of the continent's most rewarding climbs. Once as high as Kilimanjaro, a cataclysmic explosion two hundred and fifty thousand years ago blew out the entire eastern side of the Mountain, leaving only a vast crater and ash cone in its wake.
The safari lodge location
The lodge is 700 metres south of the Arusha-Moshi Road, just 35 minute's drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and 15 minutes from Arusha town.
Arusha is connected by daily internal flights with Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mwanza. There are several flights weekly to the Seronera airstrip in Serengeti National Park, Musoma and Shinyanga. There are also frequent flights to Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Several international airlines have flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), which is half way between Arusha and Moshi whilst a number of internal flights use Arusha Airport (about 8km out of town).
Your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The Tanzania Coffee Industry
Despite the fact that coffee was not planted in Tanzania until the turn of the 20th century, when it was imported by the Jesuit missionaries of Reunion Island, Tanzania is now world famous for the excellence of its coffee, most particularly the Coffea arabica grown on the slopes of Mount Meru and around the Arusha region. This distinctively flavoured coffee provides the foundation for some of the finest blends of coffee in the world and accounts for 75% of Tanzania's coffee exports.
Wildlife highlights around Arumeru River Lodge: Fauna in Arusha national park includes: black and white colobus monkey, leopard, zebra, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, buffalo, hyena, warthog, baboon, elephant and hippo.
When to visit Arumeru River Lodge
This luxury Arusha safari lodge can be visited at any time of year.
Accommodation: Luxury safari lodge
The Arumeru River Lodge offers just 20 luxury en-suite rooms, each of which are housed in double chalets and offer double or twin beds with mosquito nets.
Dining and bars at this luxury safari lodge
The lodge offers a spacious thatched and vaulted dining area with open fireplace and an outdoor terrace restaurant. There is a French chef and a well-stocked bar and wine cellar. Menus at the lodge typically reflect the best of Tanzania choices, vegetarian options, safari specials and international favourites
Conferences and events at the luxury safari lodge
Arumeru River Lodge does not offer specific conference facilities but will be happy to quote for small meetings and social gatherings. A wide range of Tanzania incentives can also be arranged in or around the area.
Weddings and honeymoons at Arumeru River Lodge
Arumeru River Lodge makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
Child-friendly facilities at Arumeru River Lodge
Arumeru River Lodge welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The lodge offers a solar-heated swimming pool and sundeck, a jogging trail, a boutique and internet facilities.
Tanzania luxury lodge safari experiences in and around Arusha
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Arumeru River Lodge include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the lodge safari campfire and guided safari walks in Arusha National Park. Arumeru River Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
Arumeru River Lodge - Arusha • Tanzania Luxury Safari Lodges & City Hotels
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