Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha, Northern Tanzania
At a Glance
A great lodge in which to pause and take stock before embarking on safari
Interesting guided tours around the working coffee plantation
Delicious meals served in the atmospheric Plantation House
Comfortable rooms spread through the plantation with homely log fires and sun terraces
Just 10 minutes from Arusha Airport taking any pressure off arrangements for the following day
Best time to Visit
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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
To start planning your holiday to Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless verdant acres of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, amongst the rolling foothills of Mount Meru. This exclusive, boutique hotel spreads through the grounds around the farm's original plantation house.
The Arusha Coffee Lodge accommodation consists of 18 plantation suites and 12 Plantation rooms spreading into the evergreen coffee fields. The Lodge has been designed around the original estate home as a focal point, itself dating back to the early 1900s.
The main Plantation House, at the centre of the property retains a warm and homely atmosphere with log fires in each room to ward off any evening mountain chill. Within the main building are an a la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cosy lounge.
The grounds are lush and quiet, lovely to walk through, and the popular garden terrace is a great spot to enjoy afternoon tea.
Arusha Coffee Lodge is the place to relax and rejuvenate before or after a Tanzanian safari. Laze around the swimming pool, enjoy a sundowner at the Safari Bar, unwind after a delicious locally sourced meal in the lounge with a nightcap and a fireside chat, or indulge yourself with massages or treatments at the fabulous spa.
There are 18 luxurious plantation suites and 12 plantation rooms.
Children of all ages are welcome and children under 3 year old stay free of charge.
A 'a la carte' restaurant, bar, lounge, 2 boutiques, a swimming pool and garden terrace, Spa offering massages, manicures and pedicures and various other treatments
The 'Bean-to-Cup' Coffee Estate Tour, Visit to Arusha National Park for forest walks and picnics, take a day trip to Ngorongoro, head into the city centre and visit the Museum of Natural History, or the Tanzanite Museum, or the Maasai Market, or the Cultural Center
Game drive in the Serengeti
Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.
Search for the migration herds
One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Visit to the Shanga workshop
Pay a visit to the Shanga workshop in Arusha, a local, socially-conscious, company which employs people with disabilities to create stunning hand-made jewellery and glassware. Admire the beautiful creations while contributing to the local community.
Wildlife in the Tarangire
Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti for the concentration of game. It's an area of big breeding herds of elephant and buffalo. Huge baobabs provide shade for sleeping lion and night drives give the opportunity to see elusive leopard on the prowl.
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti
from £6800 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Visit the Shanga workshop, a successful and impactful social enterprise that is based at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here you can sit with some of the local artisans and watch how they make some of their exquisite pieces, you may even get a chance to try your luck at glass blowing.
- Serengeti Safari Camp follows the spectacular, and bucket list worthy, Great Migration so you are in the heart of the action.
- Feel your senses awaken as you embark on a walking safari and track wildlife in Tarangire National Park.
Location & directions
Arusha, Northern Tanzania
Arusha Coffee Lodge is located among the gently rolling foothills around the base of Mt Meru. The lodge is set on the western edge of the town of Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's top safari reserves.
How to get there
8-hour 40-minute British Airways international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. From Nairobi it's then a 1-hour international flight to Arusha Airport.
Alternatively fly via Nairobi with Kenya Airways, or via Europe with a European airline to Kilimanjaro International.
The lodge is only 1 hour 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport and a maximum of 15 minutes from Arusha Airport.
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