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East Africa’s luxury hotels offer extremely high standards of service and are comparable to the best hotels anywhere in the world. All offer ensuite rooms, most with verandas, air-conditioning or fans and mosquito nets; global communications, business centres, swimming pools and extensive grounds.
|Arumeru River Lodge|
Built on the site of an old coffee farm, the German-owned Arumeru River Lodge was opened in 2005 and offers just ten two-roomed luxury thatched cottages set in spacious grounds, bounded by two rivers. The lodge offers a heated swimming pool with a stunning thatched open-sided area, which houses a fine-dining restaurant (French chef) and bar. The lodge main building offers a lounge with open fire, bar and reception (business centre, boutique).The terrace restaurant offers ..
|Arusha Coffee Lodge|
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 offers 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 ..
Renovated in 2002, The Arusha Hotel is the only 5-star accommodation in central Arusha. Situated in large wooded grounds running down towards the Themi River, it is a stately hotel with an Edwardian feel about the décor, befitting its status as the oldest hostelry in Arusha. The Arusha Hotel offers 86 hotel rooms and luxury accommodation suites, two restaurants, an atmospheric bar, conference centre and health facility with temperature controlled outdoor pool.
|Arusha Movairo Safari Lodge|
Arusha Safari Lodge is a boutique hotel, part of the Moivaro Group. A luxurious private residence, it is set in expansive grounds with a gazebo summer house for afternoon tea and sundowners. An intimate, luxury venue, the Arusha Safari Lodge offers only 7 spacious guest cottages. It offers extensive grounds with magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Facilities include a tennis court, a luxury fitness centre with a fully equipped gym.
|Doubletree by Hilton|
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel is a beautiful ocean front property, in a quiet suburban area where many embassies and international companies are located. All of the spacious guest rooms at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel feature modern conveniences and contemporary decor with touches of traditional African arts and crafts. The hotel also features sparkling pools, lush tropical gardens and delicious menus at the hotel restaurants.
The characterful owner-managed Hatari Lodge stands on broad lawns, regularly frequented by giraffes, in a glade of acacia just outside the northern Momela Gate of Arusha National Park. This individualistic lodge is named after the 1962 film Hatari (Danger), which starred John Wayne, and stands on a property once owned by his co-star, Hardy Kruger. The decor of Hatari Lodge is an imaginative blend of classic African safari style and the more ’retro’ influences that date back to ..
|Hotel Sea Cliff|
Completely re-built in 2009, The Hotel Sea Cliff has a fabulous position on the Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, and is only 15 minutes by taxi from the city centre. The 114-room hotel offers a choice of restaurants, a swimming pool and gymnasium, executive floor (with private lounge and butler service) business centre and conference room, shopping mall with casino and bowling alley.
The Impala Hotel is located in Arusha, at the foot of Mount Meru adjacent to a quiet residential area in the suburbs of Arusha just one kilometre from town centre and 30 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The hotel is set in landscaped gardens and offers a selection of restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, business centre, conference centre and internet cafe.
Set amidst stunning scenery with long views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the KIA lodge makes the ideal starting or finishing point for a safari on the famous Tanzanian northern circuit. Or for a climb of celebrated Mount Kilimanjaro. Set amids lush tropical gardens, alive with over 100 species of birds, it also lies within easy reach (3 minutes) of the Kilimanjaro international airport.
|Kibo Palace Hotel|
Named after Mount Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, The Kibo Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel just minutes from the city centre. Facilities include 77 rooms and suites, a fully equipped conference centre with business centre, restaurants and bars, health club, outdoor swimming pool and pool bar.
A relatively new lodge built on a 28ha coffee farm, surrounded by 70 acres of indigenous forest, this attractive and friendly safari lodge boasts excellent views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, and a charming hill-top swimming pool. Kigongoni Lodge offers 18 cottages, all built from local stone, all with open fireplaces, verandas and 4-poster beds. The Kigongoni Lodge restaurant serves a set 3-course meal nightly. There is also a cocktail lounge overlooking the heated swimming pool.
|Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski|
Located on the waterfront, with superb views of the harbour, The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski combines contemporary elegance and warm African hospitality. Known fondly as “The Kili” this newly refurbished iconic hotel has been a landmark since the mid 60’s. The rooms at The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski are amongst the largest in Dar es Salaam, offering comfort and luxury. The hotel health centre offers an outdoor swimming pool, Gym, jogging route, golf and tennis, a range of ...
|Lake Duluti Lodge|
On the shores of beautiful volcanic Lake Duluti, which is revered for its spiritual and cultural significance and surrounded by a dedicated wildlife area, Lake Duluti Lodge is just ten minutes outside the busy Safari town of Arusha. A countryside retreat, it is calm and tranquil and offers 18 contemporary African chalets set on a 30-acre coffee farm. The lodge offers a 50 square meter rim flow swimming pool and sundeck within the landscaped gardens as well as a massage and ...
|Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge|
Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge is an idyllic Robinson Crusoe island retreat that fronts on to 9 kms of pristine beach on the famous Zanzibar Channel. The Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge looks out over a blue lagoon, which lies just offshore from mainland Bagamoyo. Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge stands within a sanctuary surrounded by indigenous forest and mangrove swamps – home to a wide range of wildlife.
Set in 40 acres of charming and extensive tropical grounds, the friendly and welcoming Moivaro Lodge offers the best of all worlds. Immediate access to Arusha and the northern Tanzania safari circuit, sweeping views of Mount Meru and calm vistas over coffee plantations.
|Mount Meru Game Lodge|
Set amongst 33 acres of mature gardens and surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, this charming lodge is bounded by the Usa River. Mount Meru Game Lodge offers a restaurant and bar, and prettily individualistic rooms with 4-poster beds. Mount Meru Game Lodge’s animal sanctuary houses baboons, vervet monkeys, zebra, waterbuck, eland, saddle-billed and yellow-billed storks, sacred ibis, ostrich and probably the only Sanje mangebey in captivity
|Mount Meru Hotel |
Standing in the foothills of Mount Meru, this 178-room hotel is surrounded by nine acres of tropical landscape. Overlooking an adjacent golf course, the hotel offers a swimming pool, a choice of four restaurants, a selection of bars, a business centre, conference area and a boutique.
|New Africa Hotel|
Reopened in 1998 after a total renovation this is the one of the city’s few really central luxury hotels and stands on the corner of Azikiwe and Sokoine Drive, which was the site of the legendary Kiaserhof, the first hotel to open in Dar es Salaam during the German Era. Plush and modern all rooms have AC satellite TV, minibar and Wifi and services include same-day laundry and car rental. Attached are two excellent restaurants, a bar and a popular casino.
Standing on a verdant 140-acre coffee plantation alongside the road between Usa River and Arusha National Park, the impressive new 139-room tourist village known as Ngurdoto Lodge is affiliated to the Impala Hotel in downtown Arusha and has some of the best facilities of any lodge or hotel in Arusha. Offering spacious grounds and gardens, natural streams and water features, and wonderful views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Ngurdoto Lodge also offers a golf course,..
|Oyster Bay Hotel|
Essentially a boutique hotel, the intimate and luxurious, all inclusive Oyster Bay Hotel offers stunning views, 8 interior decorated suites offered on an all inclusive basis, extensive grounds and a swimming pool and terrace. The ground floor lounge is presented as a home-from-home experience. Fully catered, the hotel serves meals on the terraces, in the grounds or by the pool according to weather conditions. There is a fifteen-meter lap pool in the garden and a combination of ...
|Ras Kutani Beach Resort |
The Ras Kutani Beach Resort offers offers 12 ‘bandas’ (simple palm-thatched beach chalets) all with magnificent Indian ocean views. Linked by palm-fringed paths that wind through the indigenous coastal forest, each chalet offers its own large veranda with comfortable sofas and hammocks. The large bedroom features a draped four-poster bed, while the floors are covered in palm matting made in the local village. Brightly coloured cotton kangas are used for the soft-furnishings.
|Serena Dar Es Salaam Hotel|
An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar es Salaam Serena enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to both regional and international events. Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches, which characterize this vibrant city, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena offers a unique mix of pan-African style and world-class professionalism. Stylish yet relaxed, the hotel is ...
|Serena Mountain Village|
Nestled at the foot of the lushly wooded slopes of Mount Meru, with uninterrupted views of the ice-pink peaks of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mountain Lodge stands at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Circuit’ of game parks and provides the ultimate action-packed start or relaxing finish to the safari of a lifetime. Secreted in the depths of a tree-shaded coffee plantation, wreathed in multi-coloured tresses of tumbling bougainvillea, ...
The 83-room Snowcrest Hotel has been designed to modern spacious lines, and stands amid tropical gardens and banana plantations against the stunning backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Offering a central lounge with veranda, outdoor swimming pool and sundeck and a central restaurant and bar, the hotel also offers a professional conference space and a gym.
|Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam|
The Southern Sun offers 152 rooms and suites, a selection of restaurants and bars, extensive grounds immediately adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and a conference centre and business centre. Within walking distance of the city centre, the hotel is adjacent to the main diplomatic centre. It is centrally located in the heart of the business quarter of Dar es Salaam, within walking distance of the major shopping areas
A modern and functional hotel located on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro, the Springland Hotel is named after the freshwater springs just a short distance from the hotel. These are fed by the rains and melting snows of Kilimanjaro and are of the highest purity. The springs then feed an extensive area of paddy fields beyond which lies a protected forest reserve. This supports a rich wildlife and provides relaxing walks to see the birds and several species of monkey.
|The Retreat Dar es Salaam|
The Retreat Dar es Salaam, is an exclusive boutique hotel with only five rooms. Standing amid extensive tropical gardens, it is on the shores of the Indian Ocean with direct access to a private beach. The opulent central lounge offers satellite TV. There is a private swimming pool, a cocktai deck and central dining room.