Arusha is Tanzania's gateway to the northern circuit of stellar national parks and the starting point of many a memorable safari. It's also a large, sprawling city with all the contradictions that brings.
The town offers a nice break from the rigours of life on the African road - it has excellent places to stay and eat and, for the most part, it's lush and green and enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year, thanks to its altitude (about 1300m) and its location near the foot of Mt Meru.
As the safari capital of northern Tanzania, though, Arusha is also where you're most likely to encounter touts offering safaris, souvenirs and all manner of deals, some genuine, many of them not. Their main haunts are the bus stations and along Boma Rd. The city's downtown area and the main road towards Dodoma are noisy and packed with people and traffic.
Explore Available Accommodation in Arusha
The Kibo Palace Hotel
Named after the highest peak of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro, Kibo Palace Hotel is one of Arusha’s most exciting and innovative luxury hotel; contemporary, conductive and unconventional, a luxury hotel with a new attitude. Located in the heart of Arusha, gateway to the world’s most renowned game parks, it is a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and a 15-minute walk from Arusha city center and the Arusha International Conference Center. Read more
Mount Meru Hotel
Mount Meru Hotel, the Arusha’s famous hotel and Africa's largest and most exciting conference destination is a 178 room 5* luxurious hotel. An oasis of tranquility on the Tanzania’s gateway to major tour tourist destination, the Mount Meru Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with a beautifully landscaped gardens and a wide choice of international restaurants. Read more
Meru House Inn
At Meru House Inn you will find a 24-hour front desk, a bar and a snack bar. The hotel has a restaurant and offers free parking. Free WiFi access is also available. Other facilities offered at the property include entertainment staff, a shared lounge and a ticket service.
Meru House Inn is located along Dodoma Road, from city center like going to Dodoma, Serengeti NP, and Ngorongoro CA. Near Meru poster office, behind bulk building. From city center 5min, from bus stop 3min, from Arusha Airport 10min driving, from Kilimanjaro Airport 45min driving.
The hotel have 65 good and comfortable rooms, doubles, single and twin bedroom. Each room here will provide you with a TV, satellite channels and cable channels. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. You can enjoy city view from the room.
Palace Hotel Arusha
The Palace Hotel offers Arusha’s most luxurious wellness facility, The Aloe Spa and Gym Centre occupies the top floor of the hotel, offering excellent pampering along with inspirational city views. Guests will enjoy a wide selection of body treatments and massage therapies. Complementing the spa will be steam baths and saunas, a fully equipped gym with exercise studios and comfortable rest lounges.
The hotel’s business center features an entire floor of meeting rooms outfitted with the most sophisticated communications technology and equipment to accommodate gatherings of all sizes: three conference halls – Jumbo, Bongo and Faru offering state of the art hosting facilities worthy of the most elite meetings and presentations. Guests and delegates will be spellbound by the lofty views of the city and the mountain from the walkways around the Conference Centre. Read more
Impala Hotel is a luxurius hotel located in Arusha city. Its main theme is the modern African touch. The stay to this hotel will always remind you of the friendly undisturbed African environment. While at the lodge you will enjoy the good view of the Mount Meru and the Mount Kilimanjaro; the highest free standing mountain in the world.
The Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
Nestled between Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge is located within a lush coffee plantation, 140 acres, with natural streams flowing through the property, from Mt Meru.The lush vegetation and the magnificent views of the snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro and the looming Mt Meru, right in front of the lodge, is an absolutely awesome sight. This lodge is ideally located between Arusha town and Kilimanjaro International Airport, 27 km either way.
Arusha Crown Hotel
Arusha Crown Hotel is a newly constructed modern hotel fitted with the latest amenities of international standard offering accommodation and conference facilities. Strategically located in the centre of Arusha city. Giving you all the comfort and convenience of being centrally located with easy access to Arusha's main business centres. - Stadium, Central Bus Stand, Fruits Market, Bank / Bureau De Change, Pharmacies, Taxi Stand, and Internet Café's are all within walking distance Arusha Crown Hotel is a six storey, 38 rooms hotel with an attractive architecture and each room has been elegantly designed to meet the requirements of the traveling executives and leisure tourists.
All rooms in the hotel are tastefully furnished and luxuriously appointed with modern amenities designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The hotel offers guests a choice of 5 Deluxe double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom, 4 twin bedrooms, 4 double bedrooms and 24 single rooms. Most of the rooms are non-smoking, however few smoking rooms are available.
The hotel provides free Internet access. Most rooms as well as public common areas such as lobby, restaurant and conference room have Internet access points. For the convenience of guests, few laptops are also available in the lobby area for common use.
Africana Grand Hotel
Located in the heart of Arusha, the Africana Grand Hotel Arusha provides a variety of guest services and amenities. Comfortable & affordable rooms in Arusha.
Welcome to Masai Camp! When visiting Arusha come and stay at Masai Camp. We have cheap campsites and affordable rooms for those on wanting to see Tanzania on a budget. Hot showers after a long day of hiking or safari, 24/7 security service, and recreational activities.
The Naura Springs Hotel
The Naura Springs Hotel is located on East Africa CommunityNaura Spring Hotel Road just off the Nairobi road in the Heart of Arusha city, quite close to the Arusha International Conference Center (AICC) and Overlooking the magnificent Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Hotel is easily accessible, forty five minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), one and half hours from the Namanga Boarder and 5mins from the city center.
The hotel has 120 rooms which include standard rooms, executive rooms, family suites and 4 presidential suites.
All rooms have digital satellite TV’s, Internet connection, direct dial out facilities, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, tea or coffee making facilities. Spacious bathrooms with Jacuzzis and shower boxes. All rooms face magnificent Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
New Safari Hotel
New Safari Hotel (1967) Ltd, formerly known as Safari Hotel, was built in 1935 for Gladys and Margot Rydon, two English sister owning coffee estates in Tanganyika. After the unification of Tanganyika and Zanzibar into modern – day Tanzania in 1964 and Arusha Declaration in
With 46 elegent and spacous rooms, Conference halls with the capacity of 10 to 300 people and Restaurants that excel at traditional, western and eastern delicacies, the New Safari Hotel (1967) Ltd is located at the historical heart of Arusha. Conviniently found at the City center, the accessability to all sorts of institutions, transportations and information is guaranteed.