aRUSHA COFFEE LODGE
Located in a verdant coffee plantation, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari.
Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses, 30 wooden chalets with spacious, airy and modern interiors are nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and coffee trees.
Turning off the road, a tree-lined driveway guides you to the warm and inviting main area with its quiet understated aura of luxury. Vibrant gardens, a spa, a collection of boutiques and a swimming pool await, and a restaurant, Bacchus, and café bistro, 3° South, boast menus to satisfy the most discerning of palates.
The 12 Plantation Suites are spacious, modern yet homely retreats among the coffee trees. With a soothing rainfall shower and generous bathtub, a private outside terrace with log fire, a 32” TV with satellite service and attractive décor reflecting the omnipresent theme of coffee, a Plantation Suite invites guests to relax and unwind.
The 18 Plantation Rooms are cosy and comfortably furnished rooms nestled among the aromatic coffee trees. A welcoming atmosphere greets guests, who enjoy an inviting in-room log fire, en suite bathroom with shower and bath, and a verandah overlooking the surrounding green coffee garden.
Activities & features:
The ‘Bean-to-Cup’ Coffee Estate Tour
Take a guided 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, culminating in that all-important coffee tasting!
Tours are an additional cost to accommodation.
The Trader's Walk is a collection of 5 boutique shops and gourmet food places within the ground of Arusha Coffee Lodge showcasing some of the best creativity and ingenuity of Tanzania.
Shanga - A workshop creating gift arts and crafts.
Watch beautiful jewellery, arts and crafts being created out of recycled materials.
Soko - The gift shop
From safari clothing to wonderful keepsakes and gifts.
Jikoni - The authentic African kitchen
An open-to-air restaurant with traditional Swahili food on offer.
The Tanzanite Experience - The jewellery store
Tanzanite Experience specialises in authentic, ethically-mined Tanzanite gemstones and jewellery. Tanzanite, a beautiful blue stone, is said to be a 1000 times rarer than diamonds.
Kahawa - The cafe
A delightful gourmet cafe selling freshly ground coffee and fresh-baked cakes either 'to go' or served on Kahawa's shaded terrace.
Day trips to Arusha National Park
Take a picnic lunch and enjoy an excursion to the slopes of Mt Meru where Arusha National Park is located. The park enjoys an abundance of birdlife, and quite a variety of wildlife. The landscape within its relatively small 137km2 is impressively varied and offers some spectacular views.
A day excursion to Arusha National Park is an additional cost to accommodation.
Tour of Arusha Town
Arusha is a bustling town with one of the fastest growing populations in Africa. Shopping and cultural experiences are on offer, including Masai Markets, the Tanzanite Museum, Museum of Natural History and Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre, plus a variety of boutique gift shops, cafes and restaurants.
City tour of Arusha is at an additional cost to accommodation.
Indulge in a pampering and relaxing treatment at Peaberries. Select from bouquet of treatments, including massages, pedicures, manicures, waxes and facials.
Spa treatments are not included in accommodation price.