Our villa is situated on the outskirts of Arusha and is ideally located for several daytrips within the region.
The villa itself and the surrounding gardens offer a relaxing atmosphere. You can stroll through the gardens with spectacular views of both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Multiple terraces offer plenty of room for reading and dozing off whilst enjoying the African sun. Children will enjoy the swimming pool!
In the evening a tasteful three course dinner is served on the veranda and you can enjoy after dinner drinks under the stars beside our fireplace. We would like to tell you everything about Arusha and Tanzania, the local community, and the charity projects we are supporting. And of course, we will share information with you about all of the nice places that you should not miss during your stay at Arusha Villa.
All daytrips can be arranged on site. Examples include, a visit to the local market, a hike (an hour, or a complete day) with a guide in the surroundings, canoeing in Arusha National Park and cycling on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. However, for some trips you will need to give a few days notice, so please contact us in advance to prevent any disappointments.
Our villa has six large double rooms and two family rooms with a maximum of five beds. Those rooms can also be changed in luxurious suites. All rooms have beautiful views, a private balcony or terrace, and a large bathroom.
Our farmhouse has four rooms (two double and two twin) and one bathroom. It is very suitable for a large family or a group of friends. It has a veranda with a sitting and dining areas. The farmhouse is surrounded by large trees where you will find the monkeys playing around. Staying the farmhouse offers a lot of privacy with the use of the facilities of the villa.
An extensive breakfast is always included in the price. Throughout the day complimentary coffee, tea and water is provided.
Arusha Villa is very suitable to host groups of up to 24/26 people. The villa will be exclusive to your party and we could offer both half-board and full-board options. In addition to the villa we can offer the farmhouse, with 4 rooms (two double, two twin). It is surrounded by large trees and has a veranda for your convenience. You will have plenty of privacy with the use of the facilities of the villa.
Our accommodation and location is convenient for all kind of groups, creative, active, etc. We organise hiking and running weeks upon request. Bird lovers and photographers can explore the surrounding area from the villa. Furthermore, groups of families and friends are welcome to celebrate their anniversaries in our villa. We offer daytrips and special activities upon request. Always tailor made, affordable and unique.
Arusha and its environment.
Arusha and its environment
In the vicinity of Arusha, there is plenty to discover. Our villa offers an ideal starting point for a one or multiple day tour to Arusha National Park.This small but amazing park offers a variety of spectacular landscapes, from the riverbed in the west of the park, to the crater grassland in the south-east, the alkaline lakes in the north-east and Mount Meru as the centre of the park. The park is the home to many animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras and dik-diks. A large variety of birds can be found here as well. There are many activities within the park including hiking with a park ranger, horseback riding and canoeing. This combination of activities and nature cannot be found anywhere else and so Arusha National Park is unique in this sense. There are many other activities around Arusha. Hiking the vicinity of our villa with a local guide and meeting our neighbours is one of them. You’ll see the small shops where the local people buy their groceries, pass fields where the vegetables are grown and encounter many schoolchildren would like to practise their English with you. We have identified over 80 bird species in our garden. Lets see how many of them you know. During the season the area is colored purple because of the jacaranda. Make sure you bring your camera! A visit to the local market is a true experience. It is hectic, colourful and crowded, very different from the Tanzania you encounter in the parks. We will take you to where the local people eat their ugali (the local dish) and meet each other on a free afternoon for a drink. At the market itself you will see all the local vegetables, fruits, herbs and beans.
In addition to experiencing the wonderful nature around Arusha, you have the opportunity to visit the children’s home and the school where Marjolein works.
The children really enjoy meeting foreigners. They like to play football with other children and practice their English. Our children’s home Kikatiti is home to 47 children between the ages of 3 and 6. They like to show you their toys, their bedrooms and watching them play offers every visitor great pleasure. The older children move to Ngorika, where they live and go to school. Here, you can join them in their class, help in the vegetable garden or just enjoy watching them. The Dutch Foundation Friends of Tanzania funds both Ngorika and Kikatiti Friends of Tanzania.
We are also supporting the de-snaringproject in the Serengeti. This is important, annually an estimate of 80,000 wildebeests are killed by snares.
In the surroundings of Arusha there are many more projects, with a focus on animal protection, wildlife conservation, children’s education, etc. In agreement with us, it is possible to visit these projects as well.