Coffee Lodge in a Nutshell
Staying at the Arusha Coffee Lodge can be a relaxing, aromatic and sensory experience – this certainly is the place to base yourself for your first or last night in Tanzania or after a busy safari anywhere in East Africa! The lodge is set on the outskirts of Arusha, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets, in the foothills of Mt. Meru. The grounds are within one of Africa’s biggest coffee plantations, hence the theme of the lodge. The homely feel is not accidental, as the origins of a working farm are maintained throughout the grounds, buildings and accommodations. Indeed, Arusha Coffee Lodge is built around the original landowners farm house, so you will never be far away from the aroma or aura of coffee!
- 30 “Plantation houses” (Suites or Rooms)
- USD199 – 289USD per person sharing B+B
- Coffee estate tour
- “Peaberries” Spa
- Access to Arusha Airport for onward light aircraft transfers
How to Get There
Most people arrive at Kilimajaro International Airport – there are daily connections from European cities and other East African airports. It is then a 1 hour road transfer to the Coffeee Lodge. The Arusha airport is 10 minutes away – here you can connect with all the safari destinations in Tanzania.
Game Viewing and Activities
There is a very interesting Plantation tour on offer
The lodge is set on a huge coffee plantation just on the outskirts of Arusha. It is therefore relatively quiet. The grounds are exceptional beautiful with large trees providing perennial shade. The ” plantation” theme is maintained in the buildings, creating a “throw-back” feel of former times. The main area is classically decorated, with indoor and outdoor dining areas and a swimming pool.
The “plantation” suites and rooms number 30 in total but are well spaced and adequately private. They feel very homely and are well appointed. Each room has a log fire should it be cold.
What we think
We highly recommend the Coffee lodge as your first stop in Tanzania. It gives you time to settle in before heading off on safari. Indeed, you might even consider spending your last night (or two) here after a busy safari schedule – this is the sort of place you could do this!
The convenience of being close to the Arusha airport is also an added bonus.
As fans of the aroma of coffee, you never forget the great smells here!