Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha

Day 1: Arusha

Arusha Coffee Lodge Location Map

Lying on the rolling foothills of Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here, on the outskirts of the town and hidden amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect overnight haven either before or after your African safari.

Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses, 30 wooden chalets are nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and coffee trees. The theme of coffee permeates throughout Arusha Coffee Lodge, reflected in the colours and textures throughout, and the friendly and personable staff help create an ambiance that draws appreciation from all those who visit and stay.

Within the main Plantation House there is an a la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cosy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires that give the cool night air a comforting warmth and throw out a welcoming glow.

There is also a swimming pool and a garden terrace where lunch is served.

The 12 Plantation Suites are spacious and modern with homely touches, and are set among the coffee trees. With a soothing 'rainfall' shower, a large bathtub, attractive decor reflecting the coffee theme, and a private sun terrace with a log fire burner, these suites offer a relaxing environment and encourage you to unwind.

The 18 Plantation Rooms also have a welcoming open log fire, an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, and a verandah overlooking the surrounding green coffee garden.

Example Details For Arusha Coffee Lodge

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Plantation Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Arusha Coffee Lodge Location.

Address

Arusha Coffee Lodge,Off the A104, Arusha

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The 12 Plantation Suites are spacious, modern yet homely retreats among the coffee trees. With a soothing rainfall shower and generous bathtub, a private outside terrace, log fire, a 32” TV with satellite service and attractive décor.

The 18 Plantation Rooms have log fires, en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bath, and a verandah overlooking the surrounding green coffee garden.

In addition, the rooms and suites all have hair dryers, a telephone, in-room safes and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms.

The lodge has vibrant gardens, a spa, swimming pool, curio shop, a collection of boutiques, and a restaurant and café bistro.

The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 06:30 to 09:30 for breakfast. Guests can choose between a full buffet breakfast (if available), or a continental breakfast. Alternatively you may order from the a la carte menu. Lunch is served from 13:00-14:30, and dinner is served from 20:00-21:30.

The bistro has both indoor and garden terrace seating, along with a bar, coffee station and pizza oven.

Activities that are available at an additional cost include tours of the coffee plantation, day trips to Arusha National Park and tours of Arusha Town.

Spa, massage and beauty treatments are available (additional cost).

There is a 24 hour room service.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Credit cards are accepted (no debit cards).

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire National Park

Days 2 - 3: Tarangire National Park

Tarangire Treetops Location Map

On the path of an annual elephant migration, Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a private game reserve bordering the Tarangire National Park amid rolling, baobab-studded hills with views to Lake Manyara.

Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil dining room, reception and lounge overlook the swimming pool and waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors.

The area has all the same species of wildlife as the Tarangire National Park, including leopard, lion, cheetah, lion and buffalo. The lodge has a magical, adventurous and exotic feel, appealing to the childlike senses of fun and awe, and it exudes a timeless essence.

With the natural beauty of the hills and dry river beds begging to be explored, guests can enjoy guided walking safaris, day or night time game drives and the enchantment of bush dining. To get into the Tarangire National Park itself takes about an hour, however being located in a wildlife area adjacent to the park your game drive begins as soon you are in the vehicle.  Experienced rangers whose knowledge of the bush is legendary accompany all ventures.

The camp also offers a special trail for mountain biking.

The 20 en-suite tree houses are all equipped with an exotic double shower en-suite bathrooms and private verandas that have sweeping views over the surrounding bush. Each tree house is distinctively and lavishly furnished, with natural materials that are blended with contemporary African decor.

Each room offers a unique an special view, oriented to enjoy the sunset it the evening, sunrise inthe morning or affording a view over the waterhole and animal trail in front of the lodge.

Example Details For Tarangire Treetops

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tree House - Game Package
Includes: Game Package: Wildlife Management Area fees; all meals; beverages (excluding premium brands); conservation fee; a laundry service; airstrip transfers; and shared game viewing activities with a Tarangire Treetops guide are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Tarangire Treetops Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Each room is en-suite with exotic double showers, and offer unique and special view from a large private deck, oriented to enjoy the sunset in the evening, sunrise in the morning or affording a view over the waterhole and animal trail in front of the lodge. Room amenities include a hair dryer, 2-way radios, an in-room safe, bathrobes and slippers.

The camp consists of a restaurant and bar with views of the plains, a swimming pool, lounge, firepit and a boma.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the camp.

Activities that are available at Tarangire Treetops include day and night game drives, guided bush walks, sundowners at Sunset Hill and bird watching.

Other activities that are available at an additional cost include bush meals and cultural visits to a local Masai village.

Kuro Airstrip is a 90 minute drive away from the lodge.

A laundry service is included.

Credit cards are accepted.

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Days 4 - 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Manor at Ngorongoro Location Map

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most breathtakingly impressive sights to behold in Africa. Eighteen kilometers in diameter, the crater is a caldera formed at a time of volcanic eruption, and now home to an abundance of wildlife. Whether standing on the lip or driving through the grassy-plains of plentiful game inside, Ngorongoro Crater is magnificent from any angle. The rim of the crater is a lush, dewy mountain forest, met by leafy green coffee plantations sweeping up the slopes.

The Manor is nestled into one of these coffee plantations, very close to the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, allowing unhindred access to a day spent exploring this natural wonder.  With its luxurious cottage suites and magnificent Manor House, your stay here will be a lavish experience fusing impeccable East African safari hospitality with old world opulence.

For those looking to relax, The Manor has a full spa, and an inviting swimming pool. For those looking to be more active, there is a stable of horses and ponies suitable for most levels by which to explore the surrounding coffee plantations and countryside. Guests can also take a tour of the working coffee estate to learn more about the world's most famous morning beverage, or hire a mountain bike to explore the surrounding gardens and coffee estate at leisure. And there is not a better way to end your day here other than enjoying an incomparable dinner in The Manor's restaurant followed by a deeply restful night in a cottage that has been designed with your comfort solely in mind.

Each Manor Cottage Suite has its own private entrance and adjoining private sun terrace. A double open-front log-burning fireplace divides a room interior that  mirrors the traditional Cape Dutch architecture. The en-suite bathroom has a Victorian-style claw-footed bath, as well as twin vanity basins and large 'rainfall' shower.

The Stable Cottage has 3 guest bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. An expansive living area incorporates a lounge area, TV room and dining room. Guests can dine privately in the accommodation, and be thoroughly immersed in the enjoyment of those all too rare family holidays.

Example Details For The Manor at Ngorongoro

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Manor Suite - Game Package
Includes: Game Package: Ngorongoro Conservation Area fees; all meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine, and selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys); a laundry service; transfers from/to Manyara Airstrip to The Manor at Ngorongoro; and safari activities including shared game drives with a Manor guide in Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara; a bush hamper lunch and sundowners are included.
 
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The Manor at Ngorongoro Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Each of the Manor Cottage Suites has its own private entrance, and adjoining private sun terrace. A double open-fronted log-burning fireplace divides a room interior that mirrors the traditional Cape Dutch architecture. The en-suite bath and shower room possesses a Victorian-style claw-footed bath, as well as twin vanity basins and large rainfall shower.

The Stable Cottage is the family cottage, located to the rear of the riding stables, separate from the main Manor House. In the mornings, breakfast can be served, if requested, in the adjacent courtyard. The Stable Cottage also has a small separate dining area, with a lounge and fireplace that can be used for intimate and private dinners and lunches.

Stable Cottage is divided into 2 floors. On the ground floor you will discover a richly-furnished Master Bedroom and a Twin Bedroom, each with their own individual bathrooms. Each bathroom boasts a luxurious Victorian bath, rain shower and a fireplace, the latter of which can be lit on request. On this same floor there is a beautifully appointed joint Family Lounge area which serves as a perfect place to gather and share stories of the day’s events and to plan the adventures to come.

Heading upstairs to the Stable Cottage's second level, you will find the children’s domain comprising of a Children’s Twin Room, a 'Toddlers Bathroom' and a satellite TV Playroom.

Other activities at The Manor for an additional charge include a one hour horse ride around the surrounding hills, mountain biking, coffee estate tours, and spa treatments.

There is a main swimming pool for all guests to enjoy, as well as a restaurant, a bar, and a library.

There is mobile phone connectivity.

Credit cards are accepted.

Serengeti Migration Camp

The Serengeti

Days 6 - 7: The Serengeti

Serengeti Migration Camp Location Map

Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti Plains is the Serengeti Migration Camp, which exudes a decadence reminiscent of old Africa. The camp is located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away,

Although the camp has a colonial feel, it is also very open and rustic, and has managed to maintain a balance between being natural and in touch with its surroundings, whilst also having a very stylish edge.

The split level main guest lounge, cigar bar, restaurant, sundecks and swimming pool are perched among the outcrops and overlook the vast and rugged landscapes that are home to the world's greatest mammal migration.

The dining experience at Serengeti Migration Camp is on a separate deck overlooking the Ndasiata Hills and the Grumeti River. Dine under canvas or al-fresco under the brilliant African skies.

This area of the Serengeti is especially exciting to visit during the months of July and August, or possibly around November, when the great wildebeest migration is likely to be in the area.

The camp offers morning and an afternoon game drives, but you can also head out with a packed lunch for a full day safari as well, giving you the chance to explore further and deeper into the National Park.

Another great way to explore the stunning diversity of the Serengeti is on foot, where you will be accompanied by a professional walking Safari Guide who knowledge of local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched.

Richly furnished throughout, the 20 spacious and luxurious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the surrounding bushveld. Surrounded by a 360 degree veranda deck, each guest tent also overlooks the Grumeti River and its resident hippos.

Example Details For Serengeti Migration Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent - Game Package
Includes: Game Package: Serengeti National Park fees; concession fees; all meals; beverages (excluding premium brands); laundry; airstrip transfers; and shared game viewing activities with a Migration Camp guide are included.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Serengeti Migration Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome. Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Each tent has an en-suite shower room with flushing WC, twin vanity basin, the latter of which receives hot (solar generated) and cold running water 24-hours a day. Other room amenities include bathrobes and slippers, an in-room electronic safe and internal telephone system. Wi-Fi is available in the main lounge area.

The main tent has a lounge, swimming pool, restaurant and viewing platform.

Activities available include day long game drives and sundowners.

Balloon safaris are also available but must be booked in advance (additional cost).

The dining experience at Serengeti Migration Camp is on a separate deck overlooking the Ndasiata Hills and the Grumeti River.  Dine under canvas or al-fresco with the brilliant African skies above.

A laundry service is included.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.

Kilindi Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Days 8 - 12: Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar Location Map

Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson - one of the members of the 1970s pop group Abba - Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open 'barefoot and back-to-nature' ambiance throughout.

Kilindi provides a variety of intimate dining possibility, from the absolute privacy of your pavilion to a table on the pristine white beach which runs the length of the property.

A 'waterfall' bar with the Main Pavilion overlooks a large 25 metre infinity pool which itself affords views out across the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Kilindi’s tropical gardens is the Kilindi Spa, offering a range of treatments in a serene and elegant setting to improve well-being and enhance relaxation.

Guest can enjoy a range of activities including diving, snorkelling, spice farm tours, a visit to Stone Town and dhow cruises all of which can be arranged by the hotel at an additional cost.

In each of the 15 Pavilion Suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi's colourful birdlife. Each Pavillion is set in its own private tropical gardens and served by a dedicated butler

The Pavilions also have their very own private plunge pool, and a separate but extraordinary 'rainfall' shower room, which provide not only a spectacular view to the Ocean but the liberating sensation of being 'at one with nature'.

 

Example Details For Kilindi Zanzibar

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Villa
Includes: All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine and selected spirits; paddle boarding and kayaking; and a laundry service are included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the US$1 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel upon check out.
 
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Kilindi Zanzibar Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 16 years and older are welcome.

Each pavilion enjoys a spacious double suite with shuttered windows opening out onto a personal plunge pool flanked by sunbeds on a private verandah. Adjoined by a walk way, a luxurious bathroom boasts a refreshing rainfall shower.

All areas of the pavilion are designed to evoke the 'back-to- nature' feel, with wide windows and an open-faced design to capture the ocean breezes, and to let guests drink in the view.

The beds within the Pavilions have a 'Cool Air' air conditioning system which provides an oasis over and around the bed. The window spaces are fitted with traditional wooden shutters that allow the sea breeze to permeate throughout the room.

The Kilindi Spa offers world-class treatments to pamper your mind, body and soul. With treatments from massages to body scrubs and rejuvenating facials, you will leave feeling revitalised from head-to-toe. Spa treatments are an additional cost.

Other main guest facilities include a pool, a bar, restaurant, and a library. There is mobile phone connectivity and complimentary Wi-Fi as well.

Credit cards are accepted.

Zanzibar Airport is approximately a 60-75 minute drive from the resort.

Tanzania has a large Muslim population on the island of Zanzibar. Modesty of dress is expected when outside the hotel's grounds. Trousers are entirely acceptable, but short skirts and bare arms should be avoided. Scarves must be worn over the head (and shoes removed) when entering a mosque.