Moivaro Plantation Lodge Low Season $240 double room; High Season $280. Just over 12 kms from Arusha. Small picturesque cottages with verandah. Swimming pool. Dutch and French also spoken.
Mt Meru Game Lodge $280 double room bed and breakfast. Half-hour drive from airport. Small and intimate. Traditional ambience. Excellent food. French, Italian and also Swedish spoken. Highly recommended.
Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge $280. Farm house dating from 1900's. Ten acres of gardens and woodland and twenty acres of natural forest and a small lake. French and German also spoken.
Rivertrees Inn $260. Small Country Inn accommodating 24 guests. Eight self-contained guestrooms are located in the main farmhouse or within the spacious gardens. Two 'River Cottages' offer private decks and wood burning fire places. English and German spoken.
B. TOURIST HOTELS B&B $70-$250. Self-contained rooms. Close to Arusha town centre. All have en suite rooms and restaurant and bar. Most have swimming pools. Tariffs per person per night. Airport transfer $60 per vehicle. Tariffs are for double rooms. These hotels are convenient for town but do not have the ambience of the smaller private lodges.
Hotel Equator $60. Centre of Arusha. Owned and managed by the nearby 5-Star Arusha Hotel.
Impala Hotel $180 small en suite rooms. Disco held regularly. Good variety of restaurants.
L'Oasis Lodge $90. 2 kms from town. Rooms at budget and de-luxe rates.
Karama Lodge $120. 7 kms from town.
Mt. Village $240 per person half board. A converted coffee farm house. Operated by the Serena group.
New Safari Hotel $140. Town centre. Very good value.
Naaz Hotel $75 per person half board. Town Centre. Clean and comfortable. A favourite with backpackers.
Outpost $65 per person. Basic but comfortable. One km from town centre.
C. LUXURY HOTELS AND LODGES BB $200-$400. Self-contained rooms. All have swimming pools.Tariffs per person per night bed and breakfast.
Arusha Hotel $340. City centre. Arusha's oldest hotel still with its original charm. 65 elegant rooms. Five-star.
Coffee Lodge Peak Season $170; High Season $150; Single room supplement $25. BB $160. Set in a coffee estate 1 km from Arusha Local Airport and 5 kms from town centre. Swimming pool.
Kibo Palace. B&B $95 per person. Located in a coffee estate 1 kms from Arusha. Ngurdoto Resort $180. Between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha on road to Arusha National Park. A large new resort complex. Swimming pool.
D. ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK LODGES. Recommended for those who want to stay a few days in Arusha Park or intend climbing Mt Meru. Rates given are Full Board.
Hatari Lodge $450. On border of Arusha National Park. The lodge will arrange customized horse safaris to western Kilimanjaro, an area largely unspoilt and few tourists. The lodge is a great place as a base for visits to Arusha Nastional Park and walks on Mt Meru. The lodge was the location for the 1950's film "Hatari" starring John Wayne, Hardy Kruger and Edward G. Robinson. German and English spoken.
Momella Lodge $240 . One hour from Arusha. Old-established lodge on the boundary of Arusha National Park. Wonderful views of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. A good base for exploring Mt Meru and Arusha National Park.
Ngurdoto Lodge $280. 5 rooms. Small, owner-managed lodge on slopes of Mt Meru. Excellent food. Highly recommended.
E. TANZANIA COAST. USHONGO BEACH Low-key tourist area. Ushongo is situated near the old Arab port of Pangani. Lodges are small and overlook the ocean. Good food, comfortable en suite rooms. Tariffs are for double rooms per night.
Tides Lodge $240 full board;
Emayani Lodge $180 full board; Tulia Lodge $150 full board.
Ushongo Beach Cottages. Self catering or with meals. one-bedroom cottage $80; 2-bedroom cottage $130; 2-bedroom Family Villa $160.
Meals $15 per day (children $7.50) - small supplement for prawns and shell fish. Cook provided for cottages.
Beach Crab Resort: $140. German and English spoken.
Tanga - town hotels (B&B): Mkongwe Hotel $80. Panori Hotel $60
Beach Hotels: Argavia $220; Capricorn Cottages $85 per cottage; Peponi; Tingatinga; Mkoma Bay $260 per double room.
G. LAKE VICTORIA: Mwanza-Musoma-Speke Bay.
Lukuba Island. $380 Full Board. Lake Victoria.
Musoma: Peninsula Hotel $240.
Mwanza: Aspen Hotel $160. New Mwanza $160; Tilapia Hotel $160; Tunza Lodge $140.
Speke Gulf: Speke Bay Lodge $240 Full Board. Recommended. See 11-14 day safaris.
H. DAR ES SALAAM HOTELS - Town and Ocean Hotels. Budget hotels have not been included as we are not sure we can recommend them. They can sometimes be over-priced. The luxury hotels are situated either near the ocean or in the upmarket section of the city. Tariffs are Bed and Breakfast per person.
Moderate. City. Sleep Inn $90; Starlight Hotel $90; Peacock Hotel $110; Palm Court Hotel $110.
Luxury. City: Holiday Inn $105; New Africa $95; Courtyard $125; Royal Palm$95.
Ocean View Hotels. Oyster Bay $240; Golden Tulip $390; Sea Cliff $290; Kempinsky POA.
I. LUSHOTO - USAMBARAS. Two small lodges that are very cozy and provide very good food. Highly recommended. The Usambara Mountains are well worth three nights stay. The area is good for walking and is close to some of the Usambara patches of forest that have rare endemic birds.
Lawns Hotel $70. Situated in Lushoto.
Grants Lodge $70. 30 minutes from Lushoto.
Mueller's Lodge $80. 35 minutes from Lushoto.
Rent-a-Farm $150 full board.
There are regular bus services to Lushoto from Arusha. Cost is about $30 per person. Without your own transport you may find getting around difficult. However, the lodges will collect you from Lushoto. Swala Safaris will provide further information on birding and cultural tours of the Usambaras.