This attractive little city is situated in a beautiful, mountainous region. It nestles at the foot of Mount Meru and offers fantastic views of the towering Mount Kilimanjaro [Africa's highest mountain].
Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
Our Shrike Safari Leader will meet and greet you at the airport—he will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Sit back and unwind with complimentary refreshments as he drives for approximately 45 minutes to Arusha Coffee Lodge and provides a little background on Arusha city and advises you about his favorite places.
Check—in at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Voted one of the Top 5 Hotels in Africa 2020 by Travel + Leisure.
Upon arrival at Arusha Coffee Lodge, the friendly staff will offer you a cherished beverage as you check—in. There are no wristbands here because everything is included. You'll be seamlessly escorted to your room. Spend your first night acclimatizing to your surroundings whilst holed up at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, set amongst the largest coffee crop plantation in East Africa.
A Complimentary Upgrade
—A Plantation Suite
Arusha Coffee Lodge is located in a working coffee plantation. Relax and stay for 2 nights in one of the Plantation Suites, I will choose for you the one with a great view which boasts a romantic four—poster bed, ensuite bathroom, an open fireplace, a minibar, and a private deck that stretches out onto rows and rows of berry—laden coffee bushes.
Awake to the sights and sounds of African wildlife and stunning views of Mounts Meru and Kilimanjaro. Your Safari Leader will meet you at 10 am for the welcome session, followed by a safari briefing, answers questions, and creates excitement.
If you are on the hunt for carefully crafted African art, sculptures, and artifacts, he will escort you to the Cultural Heritage craft mall for the best pieces in the city.
Coffee Tour Experience
Let's get your feet wet by exploring one of Arusha’s coffee plantations (experience a tree—to—cup tour), including a tour of the coffee tasting plant providing insight into the brewing process.
At lunchtime, you may opt to go local and feast on “Nyama Choma”, Swahili word for roast meat or stay at the lodge and enjoy your mouth—watering lunch at George’s Greek Tavern restaurant where Chef Kimaro goes above and beyond and will serve you course after course of both local and International delicacies [depending on your choice].
Tanzanite tour is a must—do experience for any jewelry lover. Tanzanite, the precious gem exclusively mined in Tanzania; is a unique souvenir of your Tanzania safari. You will enjoy the opportunity to see for yourself how each gem is graded and cut and then spoil yourself by purchasing a genuine, certified tanzanite piece.
Welcome Dinner with your Safari hosts.
And this evening, you enjoy a delightful dinner with your host at Arusha Coffee Lodge restaurants specifically Blue Heron Restaurant. During the peak seasons, the restaurant tends to fill up, but he can easily get you a table at a moments notice. Fine meals, great conversation, and warm camaraderie top the evening.
Enjoy a Sumptuous Breakfast at Arusha Coffee Lodge
After a hearty English breakfast; your Safari Leader will pick you up at Arusha Coffee Lodge and proceed with the next program.