Luxury accommodation close to Arusha town and national park
Stylish and sophisticated ambiance
The luxury Arusha Coffee Lodge lies within the rolling green acres of one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, surrounded by endless acres of berry-laden coffee bushes. Designed to echo the style of the original plantation house, the lodge has been presented so as to offer a unique blend of modern luxury and the aura of colonial times past. There are just 18 beautifully presented split-level 'plantation houses' within the landscaped grounds, which are divided by avenues of scented lavender bushes and a central ornamental pond. The Arusha Coffee Lodge offers a luxury swimming pool and a safari boutique.
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 Arusha Coffee Lodge is strategically located on the western edge of Arusha town and is 5 minutes from the Arusha airport.
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 Tanzanian 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 Arusha Coffee 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 Arusha Coffee Lodge
This luxury lodge can be visited at any time of year.
Accommodation: a Tanzania luxury safari lodge
The Arusha Coffee Lodge offers 18 split-level luxury'plantation houses', each of which feature their own fireplaces and spacious veranda. The stylish decor masters on neutral shades, colonial feel, modern design, wooden floors covered in woven rugs, and clever mood lighting. The spacious bathrooms, meanwhile offer basin, bath tub, shower, hairdryer and bath robe. Lodge services include: room service, safe, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Mini bar fridge, telephone, hair dryer and laundry.
Dining and bars at this luxury safari lodge
The central dining room is spacious and airy with plenty of windows looking out onto the grounds and lily pond. There is also a broad terrace, where meals or drinks can be enjoyed - which also offers its own pizza oven. Decks extend from the bar and dining room so as to allow al fresco dining with views of the pool. The main lounge and welcoming bar open off the reception and dining area, while the bar offers its own private terrace.
Conferences and events at the luxury safari lodge
The lodge has its own conference facilty, which will accommodate 20 guests.
Weddings and honeymoons at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination. The Lodge also offers an exceptionally stylish, spacious and elegant setting for weddings - and a number of attractive packages are offered.
Child-friendly facilities at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds and babysitting services.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The lodge offers a swimming pool, sundeck, boutique and extensive gardens. The lodge specializes in special events or incentives catering and offers a broad choice of themed events, ranging from a traditional African night and buffet to a relaxed barbeque or an elegant formal gala dinner. Events of all kinds can also ideally be staged in the extensive grounds, where sundowners are served nightly.
Tanzania luxury lodge safari experiences in and around Arusha
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Arusha Coffee 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. Arusha Coffee Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
Arusha Coffee Lodge • Tanzania Luxury Safari Lodges & City Hotels
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