Arusha Coffee Lodge is set on a beautiful old coffee plantation outside Arusha, with the old Plantation House housing the restaurant, bar and lounge. It offers 30 Plantation Houses with suites and rooms, spread across the lush grounds, all en-suite and luxuriously decorated, with indoor fireplaces. There are a number of restaurants, boutiques and shops on the property and coffee tours are offered. Day trips to Arusha National Park, Arusha town and Ngorongoro can be arranged.

  • Popular stopover lodge before and after your safari
  • Lush, green and peaceful setting, away from Arusha central
  • 45 minutes from Arusha town centre and 10 minutes from Arusha Airport
  • Delicious food – garden buffet lunches, 24-hour bistro, room service
  • Bacchus Restaurant combines international and local flavours for discerning diners
  • Fireplaces in the rooms for chilly winter nights
  • Sparkling pool to cool off after a hot day in Africa
  • Peaberries Beauty Spa on-site
  • Coffee Tours – from bean to cup – offered on the property
  • Trader’s Walk: Shanga Workshop & Shop, Tanzanite Experience and more

On the outskirts of Arusha, the lodge is tucked away from the hustle-and-bustle of town, providing a peaceful place to stay before or after a safari. The property harks back to colonial days, the Plantation House dating back to the early 1900s. This is a coffee plantation, and the theme is followed throughout. The delicious aroma of fresh coffee permeates!

The accommodation at Arusha Coffee Lodge is in 30 Plantation Houses scattered amongst the plantation.

The Plantation Suites offer en-suite bathrooms with bath and triple-headed shower, bathrobes and slippers and in-room WiFi. With a private sun terrace, balcony terrace and log fire-burner, there’s a perfect spot to sit and relax, no matter the weather.

The Plantation Rooms, also en-suite with an in-room wood burner, are nestled amongst the Burka Estate coffee bushes. Comfortably furnished, they also include bathrobes and slippers.

Main Lodge

The main lodge houses the a la carte restaurant, bar and cosy lounge. On cooler winter evenings, open log fires are lit here. There are also two boutiques, a small swimming pool and a beautiful garden terrace where you can sit, drink coffee and enjoy the prolific birdlife in the garden.


You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining here. A scrumptious breakfast buffet is served each morning and a 4-course garden buffet luncheon at lunchtime, in the gardens.

The Bacchus Restaurant offers an à la carte menu for those with a discerning palate. The Executive Chef combines international and local culinary techniques, using fresh local ingredients, to create mouth-watering dishes that’ll have you coming back again and again.

3 Degrees South Bistro offers food 24-hours a day, and if you don’t want to leave your room, you can order room service. Picnic baskets can also be provided for day trips.

Things to do

  • Coffee Tour: from Bean to Cup
  • Buy gifts to take home at Trader’s Walk
  • Visit the Peaberries Spa for some pampering
  • Visit nearby Arusha National Park
  • Day trip to Arusha
  • Day trip to Ngorongoro

Getting there

By Road - Depending on traffic, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a 35-minute drive from central Arusha and a 10-minute drive from Arusha airstrip. Kilimanjaro International Airport is on the other side of town, so can take anything upward of an hour and a half by car (Arusha traffic can be hectic!)

By Air - Arusha is served by two airports. Arusha Airport has daily flights from numerous local destinations and Kilimanjaro International Airport has daily flights from local, African and international airlines.

Our take on Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge is a tranquil spot away from the hustle-and-bustle of central Arusha, with the added nostalgia of being on a coffee plantation. A good spot to stay on your way to or from your safari.

  • Accommodation
  • A la carte breakfast
  • All extra meals & packed lunches
  • Airport transfers
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