One of the best and most upmarket places to stay near Arusha airstrip, the lodge is a perfect place for clients to overnight on their way to or from the surrounding national parks.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Arusha Coffee Lodge sits in a large working coffee plantation on the western side of Arusha, Tanzania.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Its 30 rooms (including 12 plantation suites) are in cosy cottages that used to be plantation houses but have since been completely renovated. They still have traditional tin roofs but are stylish inside, with a split-level living area and a roaring open fire.
There is a popular restaurant in a green shady garden and a swimming pool and spa area where guests can relax.
A walk around the workings of the coffee plantation is a great way to spend a few hours, learning how coffee is grown, harvested, dried and manufactured. Also, Arusha National Park, approximately an hour and a half drive from the lodge, provides an interesting day trip. Here, guests can enter the forested area to see elephants, buffalo and the world's largest population of giraffes, as well as to go canoeing and hiking through the dramatic scenery.