Arumeru River Lodge




Start or end your Safari at a luxury lodge in dreamlike tropical gardens built on an old coffee plantation near Arusha. Allow you to break away from your tight Safari schedule and take a deep breath. The Lodge offers a variety of activities that can all be booked here on short notice. Our large solar-heated pool invites for some lazy hours in the afternoon. Just half an hour away from Kilimanjaro International Airport, our Lodge is the ideal base for the first or last step of the Safari Itinerary like e.g. Arusha NP, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire. Likewise we are the perfect last destination for those coming from the Serengeti and now conclude their trip or start over for a few days on Zanzibar.


Your first 15 Minutes. The impressive Architecture of the open roof construction combined with our great love for the detail will immediately capture your eyes.On the second sight you will probably discover the comfortable open fireplace, our cozy Safari Bar, the famous “Migration Restaurant,” and our Terrace Restaurant with spectacular views on Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.Finally, after a fresh fruit juice we will lead you through our tropical garden to your room. The scent of the Angel’s Trumpet trees will blow you away -you have arrived in East Africa.

Our 21 spacious rooms are nested in a tropical garden that is famous for its botanical specimens. Small Dikdik Antelopes and Guinea fowls are roaming freely between the chalets and can be watched at close range.


All rooms are tastefully decorated and permanently kept in mint condition. Terrace with Safari Chairs and table Walk in shower and double wash basin Mosquito net and Turn-down service One complementary bottle of drinking water per day WiFi in room (5 US$ per day) Fan Hairdryer on request



Our Lodge is well known for its excellent cuisine. Every day our two Chefs from Zanzibar are defining the right balance of exotic African flavors and International standards in our “Migrations Restaurant” or in our Terrace Restaurant. Our Vegetables and Salads are grown without fertilizers in our own Vegetable gardens. The tab water is supplied from a mountain spring via a lodge owned pipeline. Here on the lodge we submit it to ultra-filtration and UV irradiation before we pump it to the chalets or use it to clean the vegetables. By these measures we establish the highest quality standards which allow our international guests to sample salads and vegetables unhesitatingly from our delicious menus or buffets. Bon appétit!


Break away from the tight Safari schedule and plan “your own” day. Maybe you decide after breakfast that you would like to explore the nearby Rainforest with one of our Maasai Guides, keeping your options for the afternoon. After lunch you may decide to stroll around in our gardens or just relax at the pool before you get ready for dinner and complete the day at the open fire in the Launch or in the cozy Safari Bar. Most of our Lodge Activities can be booked here on the Lodge on short notice (on the same day) and range from US$10 to US$150 per person.